Faith Baptist Bible Tops Red Devils

Photo courtesy of Thomas Smith.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Smith.

EUREKAPhoenix Johnson (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) scored her third goal of the season to become the 21st player in program history with at least three career goals and Abby Swope (Canton, Ill./Canton H.S.) made 17 saves in goal, but visiting Faith Baptist Bible secured an 11-1 non-conference victory over the Eureka College women's soccer team, Thursday afternoon at Traister Field.

Johnson closed the scoring in the first half with an unassisted tally at 37:20. Her strike moved her into a four-way tie for 18th place on Eureka's all-time goals list with Ashley Samuels (2007-10), Jenna Werking (2008-09) and Rachel Pouliot (2016).

Swope's 99 saves are already eighth on Eureka's career list and 11th on the Red Devils' single-season rankings.

Molleigh Adams-Freund scored the match winner for the visitors at 10:07, one of her two goals for the afternoon. Jessica Frerichs took 16 shot attempts in the win, six of which were on goal and three of which hit the back of the net.

Eureka will open St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play next Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. versus Fontbonne at Traister Field.