Maroon women's soccer absorbs first loss at Emory, 2-0

Maroon women's soccer absorbs first loss at Emory, 2-0

ATLANTA, Ga. – The University of Chicago women's soccer team saw its offensive roll come to a halt as Emory University knocked the Maroons from the ranks of the unbeaten, 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 3-ranked Maroons dropped to 9-1 overall and 0-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Eagles improved to 6-3 overall, 1-0 in the UAA.

In the conference opener for both teams, the table was set for an offensive battle. UChicago came into the day averaging 4.0 goals per game during its undefeated start to the season, while Emory was firing off more than 23 shots per game.

The visitors came achingly close to scoring early on. Two shots hit the crossbar in the opening seven minutes of the match. But it was Emory who drew first blood, playing a ball through traffic to score at the 21:25 mark of the first half.

The host Eagles held that 1-0 lead deep into the second half before adding an insurance tally just seconds before the 86-minute mark.

In the final stats, UChicago was outshot for the first time this season by an 18-9 margin. Corner kicks went in favor of the Maroons, 7-3. Freshman midfielder Hanna Watkins took a team-high three shots. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Donovan (9-1) made six saves and allowed two goals in her 90 minutes of action.

NEXT MATCH:

  • Saturday, Oct. 8 – University of Rochester at UChicago, 11 AM