CHICAGO, Ill. -- The No. 23-ranked University of Chicago men's soccer team was victimized by a pair of header goals in a 2-0 loss to Emory University on Saturday.
The Maroons fell to 6-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in UAA competition. The Eagles ran their record to 8-3-1, 1-0-1 in the UAA.
Emory held sway in the early going, possessing the ball and earning corner kicks. UChicago gained confidence offensively as the half wore on, but had trouble connecting on its long aerial passes to the front. The Eagles snatched the lead in the 38th minute when a long throw by Jeffrey Cochran found Sebastian Hardington in front for a header goal. The visitors went into halftime with a 1-0 lead and a 5-2 edge in shots.
UChicago took control of the pace in the second half, firing the first six shots of the half. It took Emory almost 25 minutes to get its next shot off. However, the Eagles were able to extend its lead to 2-0 thanks to a flick-on header by Dylan Price in the 75th minute.
The Maroons ended up taking 13 shots in the second half to finish with a 15-10 edge in the final stats. UChicago also earned seven corner kicks compared to four by Emory. UChicago sophomore goalkeeper David Cohen (0-2-0) made one save with two goals allowed.