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Midway women’s soccer defeats Johnson 4-1

The Midway University women’s soccer team pushed its record to 2-0 in 2017 after the Eagles defeated Johnson (Tenn.) on Friday, Sept. 15, in Knoxville, Tenn. Midway took a 2-0 lead into the locker room and after the Royals scored a goal early in the second half to cut the deficit in half, the Eagles netted two more goals to walk away with the 4-1 victory. Sophomore Regan Snyder (Monroe, Ohio) got the Eagles off to a quick start after she netted the game’s first goal in the second minute. Snyder took a pass from Kindsay Miller-Riney (Bardstown) and found the back of the net for her third goal of the season. Nearing the end of the half, Snyder assisted on a goal in the 39th minute. Snyder played a perfect through ball and found a cutting Larissa Cussins (Cheyenne, Wyo.), who fired it past the keeper and into the back of the net to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead heading to the locker room. After the Royals cut Midway’s lead to 2-1 early in the second half in the 55th minute, the Eagles answered three minutes later in the 58th minute when Snyder was at it again. This time the sophomore used her speed and slipped it past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. The score remained 3-1 in favor of the Eagles until the 74th minute when they scored the game’s final goal. This time, it was freshman Brynn Bradley (Nicholasville) who netted the first goal of her collegiate career. The Eagles dominated offensively in the game, outshooting the Royals (2-2) 22-7, including 15-6 in shots on goal. Picking up her second win of the season in goal for the Eagles was senior Emily Belt (Paducah). Belt (2-0) allowed one goal, but finished with five saves after playing all 90 minutes in goal. Midway continued its three-game road swing as they traveled to Salem International (W.Va.) on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Then on Saturday, Sept. 23, they travel to Pikeville. The Eagles’ next home game is slated for Thursday, Sept. 28, against West Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.

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