Blackburn Slips Away From EC, 4-0

Photo by Kenny Chapman.
Photo by Kenny Chapman.

EUREKA — The Eureka women's soccer team battled Blackburn in pouring rain and dropping temperatures at McKinzie Field on Saturday.

The Red Devils held the Beavers to one goal in the first half, but the visitors tallied three more in the second en route to a 4-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory.

Blackburn's Lexi Lusk put the black jerseys on the board in the 14th minute. Libby Adams scored twice in the second half, and Lusk found the back of the net again in the 73rd minute.

Madison Shines (Maregno, Ill/Marengo Community) recorded the Red Devils' lone shot on goal off a breakaway in the first half, while EC goalkeeper Abby Swope (Canton, Ill./Canton) racked up 15 saves.

Eureka (1-14-0, 0-7-0) will play its final home match on Thursday at 5 p.m. when the Red Devils host Spalding.