THE TURNING POINT: The Eagles held a 1-0 lead at half and went ahead 2-0 just 2:27 into the second half on a goal by Korinna Lakes.
STAT OF THE GAME: Four freshmen have scored goals for Ashland this season, doubling the amount of freshmen that scored for the Eagles last year.
To cap off a three-game road trip, the Ashland University women's soccer team defeated the Findlay Oilers on Friday (Oct. 7) afternoon, 4-2.
The Eagles (6-1-3 overall, 3-1-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) struck first during the 29th minute on a goal by sophomore forward Deijah Swihart that was assisted by junior forward Kelsey McKernan.
Ashland held Findlay (3-7-1, 1-3-1) scoreless in the first half despite the fact that the two teams were tied at six shots apiece.
The Eagles quickly widened their lead in the second half as freshman midfielder Korinna Lakes put them ahead 2-0, scoring her second goal of the season in the 48th minute. Senior defender Jessica Brown earned her first assist of the season on that goal.
At the 56-minute mark, the Oilers cut AU's lead in half on an unassisted goal by senior forward Skylar Cooper.
Shortly thereafter, McKernan scored her first goal of the season during the 64th minute to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead. Swihart earned her second assist of the season on McKernan's goal.
Findlay junior midfielder Jensen Kleis scored on an assist from senior defender Niki Mikolcic with 20:11 remaining in the half to make it 3-2. But that would ultimately wrap up the Oilers' scoring for the day.
Swihart found the net again for the Eagles during the 80th minute, tying her with junior forward Morgan Bittengle for the team lead with five goals this season. Junior defender Julie Lacock notched her second assist of the season on that play.
The Eagles won the game despite being outshot, 13-10.
UP NEXT: Ashland returns home on Sunday (Oct. 9) to face the Ohio Dominican Panthers (3-3-4 overall, 2-0-2 GLIAC) at 1 p.m.