Tune leads Bruins past Kirksville

Sunday, April 11, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:51 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 6, 2008

Kirksville’s accuracy was no match for the Rock Bridge Bruins’ barrage of shots Saturday.

The Bruins girls’ soccer team defeated the Kirksville Tigers 4-1 in drizzling rain at Cosmopolitan Park.

Ashley Tune scored a pair of goals to lead Rock Bridge (6-1).

The Bruins dominated offensively, taking 43 shots, including 15 on goal.

Kirksville scored on its only shot.

“We were getting the ball in the area; we just couldn’t finish,” Bruins coach Marc VanDover said. “Karissa Nedoma had a number of opportunities right in front of the goal. ... One of these games she’s going to have 20 goals.”

Kirksville (1-2-2) held the Bruins scoreless until the 35th minute when Tune lifted an arching shot over goalie Lindsey Robinson and into the right corner the goal.

“(Erin) Bucko gave me a great ball, and I just took the opportunity,” Tune said. “They were packing the box like no other, so I just decided to try a shot outside.”

Tune’s second goal came in the 64th minute when her high, lofting shot landed between the net and the crossbar and then rolled down the back of the net. After initial confusion, the referees ruled Tune’s shot a goal.

Kirksville struck back in the 67th minute, scoring on a free kick from freshman Rebekah Blankenship that beat goalie Emily Roark.

The Bruins’ most spectacular goal came in the 45th minute when Kelly Tanzey dribbled through three defenders and kicked the ball into the back right corner of the goal. Rock Bridge’s Alissa Swilling scored the final goal in the 79th minute.

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