Undefeated in Kentucky: Sabercats Top Lady Knights

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson
Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson


  • Result: Maranatha 2-0 Kentucky Christian
  • Venue: Kentucky Christian University
  • Attendance: 23
  • Record: Sabercats are now 4-6-1
  • Next Game for MBU: Tuesday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at Rockford


GRAYSON, Ky. -- After earning a draw yesterday, the Sabercats showed determination to pull out a 2-0 win over Kentucky Christian University.

Two goals from Alexis Sponable were the difference-makers, and Hannah Anderson preserved the shutout with 6 saves on the day as the Sabercats went 1-0-1 on the weekend.


Sponable wasted little time getting on the scoresheet. A well-placed Alison Hernandez volley-pass sent Sponable to the left corner of the KCU goal area, where she cut back on her right foot to evade a sliding defender. Sponable had the presence of mind from close range to fire a low shot to the near post, which left the KCU goalkeeper helpless. 

Sponable completed her 3-goal weekend just 20 minutes later. Shari Moore sent a low pass from midfield behind the KCU back line, where Sponable ran onto it about 25 yards away from the goal. Sponable came away on the better side of a 50/50 challenge with a recovering defender and found herself one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The freshman made no mistake from there, as she found the opening in the lower-right-hand corner from just inside the box to extend the Sabercats' advantage.


Anderson made 4 saves in the first half and 2 in the second. This was the third shutout this season for the All-American goalkeeper.

Sponable's season tally now stands at a noteworthy 12 goals in 11 games.

Sponable fired 6 shots, all on target. Hernandez added 2 shots as well and put one of them on frame.


"I'm excited for the girls to get this result today," said Coach David Anderson. "Anytime we play back-to-back games, the second one is always going to be a test. I think we passed the test today. Hannah Wells and Kim Grogan both had great games at center back. Sarah Bagin grew up a lot today as well in central midfield. I think the key to our success today was the ability of our players to play to their strengths."


The Sabercats will have a full week off before facing the Rockford University Regents Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Catch the details at mbusabercats.com/composite.

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