CHICAGO – In the conference-opening game on Saturday, the University of Chicago men's soccer team lost 1-0 on a late free kick by visiting Emory University.
The Maroons dropped to 7-3-1 overall and 0-1-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Eagles improved to 6-3-1 and 1-0-0 in the UAA. Emory also leads the all-time series 20-7-2.
UChicago controlled possession for most of the second half, frequently building up deliberately from the back line. The Maroons struggled to finish its connections in the attacking third, however. As the game ticked down, the home side kept pressing the issue and manufactured chances with six corner kicks in the half.
The two teams battled through 100 minutes of scoreless play until early in the second overtime. UChicago committed a foul outside the box to give the Eagles a free kick, and Emory's Sabastian Hardington buried it in the upper 90 to end the game in the 102nd minute.
Emory led shots 16-12 and corner kicks 7-6 in the final stats. Sophomore goalkeeper Hill Bonin (6-3-1 record) grabbed four saves and allowed one goal between the pipes. The Maroon offense has been limited to one goal over their last three contests.
- Saturday, October 10 – UChicago at University of Rochester, 7:30 PM (ET)