The No. 8 ranked men’s soccer team defeated Hendrix College (Ariz.) 3-0, last Sunday afternoon, finishing the Warrior Classic with a 2-0 record.
After winning six straight games, the Eagles remain undefeated this season with a 6-0-1 record. The squad dominated the first game of the tournament.
They scored five goals while taking 16 shots on goal. The defense only gave up one goal.
Forward Jason Andrejchak, who was selected to the All-Tournament Team, was impressed by the victory.
“We really worked well together and moved the ball and created scoring opportunities, which resulted in us winning the game 5-1,” he said.
While the Eagles did not score as many goals in their second match of the tournament, they still dictated the gameplay. They outshot Hendrix by 29-11 and only allowed three shots on net.
Defender Carl Credle headed the first goal of the match in the 41st minute of play off of a free kick from midfielder Connor Curtin.
Less than three minutes later, the Eagles increased their lead to 2-0, scoring off a another free kick. Midfielder Scott Haley kicked the ball with tremendous force, sending it into the back of the net from nearly 25 yards out. Hendrix only had one shot on goal in the entire first half.
The Eagles continued to dictate gameplay throughout the second half.
The lone second half goal came from freshman midfielder Jason McCartney in the 73rd minute of play. Assisted by forward Sebastian Hardington, the goal gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. Soon after, the final whistle blew, earning the team another shutout.
Most impressive about the team’s play throughout the tournament was its incredible defense. The Eagles only surrendered one goal throughout their two games. Even more remarkable, the team only allowed eight shots on net.
Leading the defensive effort was co-captain Matt Sherr. For his amazing play, Sherr was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Warrior Classic and UAA Defensive Player of the Week.
When asked about how he felt about being named Defensive Player of the Week, Sherr responded by praising his teammates’ incredible play.
“All of the defenders played a significant role in our success. Any of them could have been named Defensive Player of the Week. At the end of the day, if we keep winning, thats all that matters,” he said.
The Eagles return to action this Saturday at Berry College (Ga.) to take on the Berry Vikings.
— By Michael Scheck
The No. 4 ranked volleyball team will look to increase its 11 game winning streak (an overall record of 11-1) at the Elmhurst Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, in Elmhurst, Ill.
Emory will be playing against No. 12 ranked Eastern University (Pa.), No. 15 ranked Elmhurst College (Ill.), No. 21 ranked University of Chicago and unranked Heidelberg University (Ohio).
Emory’s Head Volleyball Coach Jenny McDowell entered her 19th consecutive year of coaching with the program, with an impressive school and team mark of 579-139 and a 2008 National Championship.
Seniors Cat McGrath, Kate Bowman, Leah Jacobs and Olivia Volarich and junior Sydney Miles captain Emory’s experienced volleyball team, which is predominantly comprised of upperclassmen.
Team spirit is high as the squad goes into their next tournament.
“We have a roster of incredib[ly] driven and competitive girls that push each other to be better players, teammates and people every single day on and off the court, which creates such an exceptional environment that I would consider unique to our team,” Miles said.
The Eagles are looking forward to competing against some of the best Division III volleyball teams and establishing themselves as the team to beat this year. They hope to carry their momentum all the way to the National Championships.
“It’s always big when you can come out and beat some very good teams, and yes it can help, but every single match brings a new challenge, and you have start from the beginning and work for every single point,” Miles said.
Even though the team is competing against some of the best Midwestern teams at the Elmhurst Invitational, Jacobs has no concerns going into the games.
“One of our team’s strengths is our mental toughness. Everyone on the court is a winner, and we refuse to lose,” she said. We have had countless games this year where its come down to the last two points, and we’ve won those games because we know how to rise to the occasion.”
The squad’s confidence and mental strength may even be a negative trait at times.
“Our weakness is that we know we’re good. Many times we go into games expecting to win, which can then slow us down,” Jacobs said. “We still win those games, but we don’t do it as cleanly or effectively as we really should have. Moving forward, we need to completely focus on our side, because if we play to Emory’s standards, we win every time.”
The team looks to keep up their energy and tempo in hopes of increasing their undefeated streak to 14 games and become National Champions this year.
— By Hayley Silverstein
The women’s and men’s tennis teams will begin pre-season play over the next two weekends, hosting the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships.
The women’s team will host the tournament from Sept. 19-21, while the men’s team will host the following weekend, from Sept. 26-28. Both teams will battle against respective opponents in the South ITA Region among the Small College Division III bracket.
The women’s team had a stellar season this past spring, winning the NCAA Division III National Championship. Not only did they clinch a championship title, but they also set the program record for most wins with 28 total.
In addition, Head Coach Amy Bryant was selected as the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year by CaptainU, a network of high school and college players and coaches. But the squad only looks to continue their success as they enter the 2014-2015 season.
“We are approaching this season just like any other,” Bryant said. “The championship was amazing, but we are looking ahead and it is a brand new year.”
While a National Championship win is a valid test of athletic performance and motivation to win, there is always room for progress.
“We are going to focus on doubles, as usual, and make sure we are playing a good aggressive style doubles with strong communication and energy between the pairs,” Bryant said.
The upcoming Regional Championship is an individual tournament, which can often result in players of the same team matching up against one another.
“Playing against your teammates and friends always creates a unique mental challenge,” Bryant said. “Some players handle that better than others.”
The men’s team also had a successful season last year, extending game play into the post-season. During this time, juniors Eric Halpern and Alex Ruderman battled their way in the NCAA Division III Men’s Singles Championships. Ruderman came up short in his opening match in the championships, but Halpern continued onto the quarter final round.
Nevertheless, the men’s team remains determined as they enter this season.
“We lost last year in the quarter finals of the National Championships so we are looking forward to working hard and winning this year,” Andrew Lo said. “There are a lot of good seniors and incoming freshman on the team so there is a lot of talent.”
The men’s team has been gearing up for the season, but with the Regional Championships coming up in two weeks, the Eagles have been preparing for this tournament in particular.
“We are all looking forward to it,” Lo said. “We have been working hard and it will show our coaches and the team as a whole, where we stand right now.”
Overall, the tennis program at Emory has proved to be successful for many years. The women’s team has won a combined four National Championship titles over the last 10 years. The men’s team has won four titles in the same window of time. Both teams continue to aspire towards additional championship titles as they enter the 2014-2015 season..
— By Zoe Elfenbein
Hello and welcome back! It has been a little over two years since I wrote my first ever column for The Emory Wheel, and it has been an absolutely rewarding experience ever since. Despite my misconception in the beginning that my only readers were my friends looking to make a quick joke, I have been pleasantly surprised about how much I have talked to readers about my sports picks and other columns. If anyone likes sports or writing or both, I cannot recommend doing this more.
Now, after that unintentional plug for the Wheel, it’s time for the good stuff: The National Football League (NFL)! Although there are many variations for what the NFL truly stands for, one acronym that can be completely discounted is the “No Felons League.” As player after player has gotten caught with some sort of crime, it becomes more and more apparent that the NFL has a problem.
However, teams have proven that time and time again talent outweighs trouble, and these troubled athletes have continued receiving multimillion dollar contracts. I could sit here and write an entire book about each individual case, and how I feel their team and the league has successfully botched the situation like only Tony Romo could.
But at the end of the day, the one man with police power has abused it, and should be immediately stripped of said power. Roger Goodell must go. It isn’t just the Ray Rice scandal. It isn’t just the recent scandals of Adrian Peterson, Josh Gordon or Ray McDonald. That would be like saying the “Mona Lisa” is perfection due to the detail of her curls, or the subtlety of the river flowing in the background.
No, the “Mona Lisa,” like Goodell’s tainted resume, is a complete and overall piece of artwork. He tried to push the 18-game schedule on the league. He has established an arbitrary punishment system that, quite frankly, no one understands. He has not advanced the sport in terms of player safety either.
Goodell has been nothing but horrible for the NFL, and as the National Basketball Association and European soccer grow in fandom, the NFL looks to be putting themselves in a precarious position.
I love the NFL, and unfortunately, these recent scandals cannot keep me from watching it. But, if Goodell and the league continue down this pathway, I can say with certainty that fans will start to question their devotion. And that’s when there will be a problem.
Mr. Goodell, thanks for your time, but you’ve done more than enough. It’s time to go.
And with that, onto the featured picks!
San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills
Both teams are coming off of huge victories (in Buffalo’s case, two big victories, considering they are Buffalo). Buffalo has benefited from a very solid running attack coming from CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson. However, San Diego just shut down Marshawn Lynch, Percy Harvin and the Seattle offense. The biggest factor at play is the time-zone effect. ColdHardFootballFacts.com has a comprehensive study showing, among other fascinating statistics, that West Coast teams playing at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time) had only a .268 winning percentage from 2007 to 2011. While it has been four years since that data was collected, I believe that this effect still applies, even if it may not be as drastic as in the past. I do not think the Bills are a real contender this season. But I can see them taking advantage of the schedule and a worn out Chargers squad after a physical victory against the Seahawks. Take the Bills. Buffalo 24, San Diego 17.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
An interesting caveat to this matchup is that these division rivals play again in week 17, meaning that clash could potentially shift the playoff picture completely. Thus, I believe both teams understand how vital it is to grab this early season division victory. You can certainly expect a lot of fireworks via the passing game, despite both teams putting up decent numbers thus far in the passing-offense-allowed department. The Packers didn’t show up this season until the second half of the Jets game in week two, and even then were a “Classic Jets” moment away from a potential overtime game. I’d also like to take this time to tell Marty Mornhinweg that 75 percent of my tears this weekend can be attributed to him. Meanwhile, the combination of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson came out in week one like they were going to rewrite the record books, but things cooled off against the stout Carolina Panthers defense. As I try to scrutinize this matchup by the numbers, I cannot decide who I think will come out ahead. But, because the Lions are at home, and are coming off of a disappointing performance, I’m going to have to go with them. Hey, I never said this was a science. I just said that the Beej knows best. Detroit 34, Green Bay 30.
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks
The game of the week by any calculation, the Super Bowl rematch, certainly has the potential to keep me interested for longer than the actual Super Bowl did. Peyton and the boys have been putting up video game numbers on offense, and that’s without Eric Decker (now playing for the Jets) and Wes Welker (partying his face off). According to multiple reports, Welker’s suspension will be over as per the NFL’s new drug-policy proposal. This adds even another dimension to their aerial attack, while also opening up the ground game for Montee Ball to wreak havoc. The Seahawks, despite their upset loss to San Diego, have looked solid on defense and diversified in their attack on offense. They certainly are poised to make another deep run into the playoffs. Alas, there are four things you can proverbially and literally bet the house on. One is death. Two is taxes. Three is Roger Goodell continuing to screw up everything until he is fired and/or exiled. And finally, four is Peyton Manning remembering how embarrassing the Super Bowl was, and ultimately earning his revenge. Disclaimer: Don’t actually bet your house. Although you could. But seriously, don’t. Denver 27, Seattle 16.
— Contact Jayson Patel
Your On Fire correspondent is furious about the situation over at Cox.
The fact of the matter is, as an incredibly active, athletic and handsome young man (or woman) in the prime of his (or her) life, your On Fire correspondent is pretty hungry.
Freshman year was pretty rough. It is quite simply impossible to get enough calories from the cardboard that they serve you at the DUC to last throughout the day.
Now, your correspondent can only write from his (or her) experience. Rumor has it that the DUC has changed, that is has gotten a little bit better.
But we at On Fire have to call BS on that one. That fact of the matter is, people’s standards have gotten worse.
“Yeah, it was pretty gross,” an anonymous source from the Editorials section said. “I lived in one of the newer dorms right by the DUC, and it was torture to know that it was so convenient for me to eat there and at the same time such an unpleasant experience. That was my struggle.”
What a struggle. We at On Fire sympathize with our anonymous source from Editorials.
However, it should be noted that the DUC workers are, without exception, wonderful.
Pasta John was a ray of light in the life of your correspondent’s freshman year. Bobbi, of course, is a wonderful lady.
“That guy who wears the chef’s hat and looks like the singer from the Flaming Lips is pretty cool,” our anonymous source added.
But that was just a struggle for freshman year. Sophomore year came, and your hungry On Fire correspondent began to eat at Cox.
What a brave new world! In Cox, your wide-eyed correspondent found a world full of deli sandwiches, Chick-Fil-a and sushi.
“I think the sushi is shit,” a poorly-dressed anonymous source (who is also an editor in our least favorite section of the paper) said. “It is just not good. Why do they not have people making sushi fresh? They are just lazy, I do not know why. How good would it be to have nice a sushi place on campus? It is just sad.”
Despite being incredibly pretentious, our anonymous source raises some good points.
But Cox finally hit its stride last year. That is when DBA Barbecue came onto the scene.
Your restless On Fire correspondent had spent the fall of 2013 in Vienna, but when he (or she) came back, DBA was waiting for him (or her). Your correspondent was not the only one to enjoy DBA.
“DBA opened my eyes to the wonders of brisket,” the Sports Genie said. “Succulent, tender, juicy, fatty … Their brisket was a work of art.”
Last spring was a wonderful time in your correspondent’s life. He (or she) ate brisket for lunch every day, and loved every second of it.
Then they took it away.
This place has taken away everything that your On Fire correspondent, who is a simple man (or woman), loves. But it is one thing for the great powers oppressing me to take away the visual arts department, and it is one thing that they will not let your correspondent use Oxford commas in these pages.
But how could they take away DBA?
In DBA’s place stands Pasta John’s, which is run by the much beloved former DUC pasta master.
“I love Pasta John’s,” Managing Editor Lizzie Howell said. “I really like the meatballs and cheese ravioli. But today I was really tired, so I accidentally ordered sausage instead of meatballs and it was disappointing.”
Okay, so that is one person’s opinion. But they are wrong. How can we at On Fire be sure of this? We are so sure because we, as a section, have the highest average SAT score of any section at the Wheel. And that means we are the smartest section and therefore always right.
So, to be completely honest, we do not actually know the SAT scores of anyone on the Wheel, except for one anonymous sports editor with great hair who got a perfect score on the writing section.
But it is well known that anyone who is smart always talks about their SAT scores after they get into college, so these seemed like a relevant subject to bring up.
And, if anyone is curious, they can find the SAT score of Executive Editor Sonam Vashi on her LinkedIn page.
If there is one abstract quality that I value above all others, it is freedom.
Freedom is what makes America the greatest country in the world. Freedom is what sets us apart from the socialist cowards over in Europe, the vodka-drinking peasants in Russia and the tech-savvy Commies in China. This is all well known and hardly needs to be stated.
But what is freedom? I daresay that only few of us truly understand what our freedom means and how remarkable of a gift it truly is.
Freedom is the right to go to Steak ‘n Shake at either 4 p.m. or 4 a.m, or both. Freedom is the ability to order a Chipotle burrito with triple chicken. Freedom is the fact that when you go to Wendy’s, you can not only order a sandwich named the ‘Baconator,’ but you can order it with extra bacon.
Yes, it is true — freedom mostly has to do with food. And furthermore, freedom has everything to do with getting a more-than-standard amount of food.
But who amongst us exercises these rights? Every time I go to Chipotle I get double chicken, but have I ever exercised my God-given right, which is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and which was fought and died for by my forefathers in the Revolutionary War, to order triple chicken? I am ashamed to say that the answer is no.
In fact, I am almost ashamed to say that I have never been to Steak ‘n Shake at either 4 p.m. or 4 a.m. — only at the pitiful time of 2 a.m., after a Of Montreal concert during my freshman year.
And, my loyal readers, please do not even ask me if I have ever gone to Wendy’s and ordered a Baconator with extra bacon. Because if you asked me, I would be forced to tell you that I have never once ordered a Baconator with the standard amount of bacon, let alone one with extra bacon.
So when I take a long, hard look at myself, I am compelled to admit that I have been wasting my freedom.
When this realization first came to me, I sunk into depths of despair. I asked myself what other opportunities I had wasted, what other privileges I had squandered and what other excessive amounts of food I had failed to order at socially inappropriate hours.
But then I realized that I should not be asking myself these questions. After all, who among us has fully taken advantages of all the opportunities our freedom gives us? It is easier sometimes to just sit there playing 2048 and watching “The Daily Show” in our underwear than it is to get in our car, drive to Wendy’s and live life to the fullest.
But this surrender to apathy was a little better than my previous state of dejection. What I needed was inspiration. I needed to find a person who takes full advantage of his (or her) freedom, to show me that I can do so, too.
In my youngest brother, Will Ostdiek, I found this person.
Just to be clear, my little brother is not the person who inspired me. He is just a lax bro with flowing blonde hair, just a simple kid who does push-ups every night to impress the ladies and takes way too many shirtless pictures of himself.
But if Will has one thing going for him, it is his pure, undivided focus on the good things in life. That is the reason why he spends every free moment of his life perfecting the roster of his fantasy football team. And it is also the reason why he recently sent me an email with a subject line reading, “the life.”
I would prefer if he had capitalized the important words in the subject lines of his emails, but one battle at a time — I am currently focused on getting him to brush his teeth more.
Anyhow, the article contained a link to a Bleacher Report article titled “Bro at Yankees vs. Orioles Game Caught on Camera Lifting Weights.”
The title and accompanying picture say it all. A guy in a bro tank with the word “FLY” printed across it is jamming out on headphones and getting in a set of curls while at a baseball game.
This is a man who understands that freedom is the right to work out anytime, anywhere. This is a bro who knows that the 69th amendment protects our right to two guns and a six-pack.
Stadium workout guy, I salute you.
— By Bennett Osdiek
It’s not that I don’t like organized sports. I used to. I even used to play sports – imagine that! But, sometime between when I was cut from the ice hockey team in the winter of 8th grade and when I didn’t make the lacrosse team that spring, I decided that I just wasn’t cut out for the life of a team player. I traded my skates for shiny black uniform shoes, my helmets for a feather plume, my carbon fiber sport sticks for a brass horn. I joined the marching band.
It was the right decision.
I was a slightly chubby and definitely awkward high school freshman who lacked the machismo necessary to do anything involving aggression – or testosterone, for that matter. I was the kind of kid who could spend an entire weekend building plastic airplane models in my basement without once giving thought to the outside world. Thankfully, the rest of the band shared my dispassion for exercise and socializing, and we contented ourselves to make somewhat discernable formations on a field intended for the traditional American paragons of fitness and virility: football players.
In many ways, there wasn’t that much that distinguished us from our muscle-bound peers. We wore uniforms. We thought the cheerleaders were hot. We sweated (because our uniforms were wool) and, like most of the guys on the football team, we were at every game but never once got to play.
Much like the football team, we spent hour upon ungodly hour of our summer break on a hot field, rehearsing. (I think football players call it practicing. Whatever, it’s semantical.) But instead of learning to catch balls and fall on people, we had to stand up tall and walk in straight lines, all while playing our instruments. We even had to walk backwards. And you know those people that always talk about “this one time at band camp?” If the story that follows has anything to do with hooking up (or anything else normal people do), there’s a very strong chance it’s a lie. A true story about band camp is probably about standing at attention for an hour as punishment for messing up that one set of the show we’d been practicing all day or for sneaking out to get lunch at Wawa.
Marching band two-a-days started at eight a.m. with drill practice, which entailed marching in formation around the school parking lot until peoples’ soles (and souls) started to melt, or until somebody keeled over from dehydration. This was a particularly hilarious sight if that person played the tuba or bass drum.
Like they say in the band world, the bigger the instrument, the harder they fall.
Drill practice ended with a competition to see who was best at doing about-faces or standing still when the directors called the band to attention. As you might imagine, the competition was fierce between the brass and woodwind sections. Regardless of who won the competition, everybody got a 30 second water break. Because in the marching band – when everyone’s a loser – everyone’s a winner.
When the day got hot, we moved inside to the air-conditioned rehearsal room to rehearse the music part of the show. This was the time to sneak naps, rub aloe on newly acquired sunburns and pray that maybe, just maybe, we would get to stay seated for a few hours. But the joy of sitting quickly turned to sour resentment as we were forced to play the same four bars of music until the trumpets could figure out how to play at a normal volume and the saxes could shut up for long enough to actually start playing at the right time. The worst part was that, through the whole process, we were subjected to psychological torture in the form of the director’s jokes.
The final round of physical torture (at least that’s what it seemed like to a bunch of band geeks) was field rehearsal, which meant trying to do all the walking in straight lines stuff while simultaneously playing an instrument designed to be played sitting down. It was the ultimate paradox. Some called us crazy. We also called ourselves crazy. But we had already been fitted for uniforms and the show had been designed, so we were kind of stuck.
God pity the poor freshperson who didn’t know what they were getting into.
If you made it to the end of the day without getting skin cancer or spraining an ankle, you were lucky. The torture was over, at least for the day.
But the sad reality of being a band geek is that no matter how many days of band camp you survive, or how many solos you play, or how many years it’s been since you even had to go to band camp, you never stop being a band geek.
The women’s volleyball team made their home debut this past weekend at the Emory Classic, winning four straight matches against Transylvania University (Ky.), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Randolph-Macon College (Va.) and Bowdoin College (Maine).
Off to a good start on Friday, Emory dominated the first set against the Transylvania Pioneers, 25-10.
The Pioneers fought back in the second and third sets, but the Eagles held their ground with 25-15 and 25-20 wins.
Sophomore Jessica Holler and senior Leah Jacobs led the team with nine kills each.
Shortly after this win, the Eagles played in a gut-wrenching game against the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks which ended in a 3-1 victory.
After the Eagles fought to win the first set 25-23, the Warhawks were able to secure a second set win 30-28. Picking up the lead with 16 kills. sophomore setter
Sarah Maher was able to lead the Eagles to win the last two sets 30-28 and 25-22.
Even when the Warhawks looked especially strong, the Eagles’ confidence did not falter.
“I think the amazing thing about this season for our team is that we have had a few close games, yet to us it never feels like we’re in a tough situation,” Maher said.
The Eagles returned Saturday looking poised and focused for their match against the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets. Although the Yellow Jackets led with 38 total kills over the Eagles’ 36, Emory was able to shut out the Yellow Jackets with a 3-0 win.
“We have fantastic leaders who are keeping our team focused and headed in the right direction,” Head Coach Jenny McDowell said.
The Eagles were then able to register their fourth and final win with a 3-1 lead over the Bowdoin College Polar Bears, upping their record to 4-0.
Junior setter Sydney Miles dealt out a total of 126 assists over the four matches, while senior outside hitter Kate Bowman contributed a total of 43 digs to the Eagle’s victory.
“We had a great weekend. We continue to improve in specific areas of our game, and we have a strong desire to continue to get better,” McDowell said. “I love this team, their attitude and their passion to be great.”
The Eagles return to action Friday, Sept. 19 to kickoff the challenging Elmhurst Invitational in Illinois.
“I know our players want to play the best
teams in the country, so that is why I schedule the toughest teams I can.” McDowell said. “We will be playing four top 20 teams this weekend, and we will be ready.”
— By Jenny Nutovits
The Emory men’s soccer team continued their hot stretch this season with a 5-1 win over Rhodes College (Tenn.) on Saturday.
The team took a long 9-hour bus ride to get to the Warrior Classic in Hendrix, Arkansas. Although many Emory fans were not in attendance in Hendrix, the Eagles remained eager to compete.
“It’s not easy to travel 9 hours by bus and prepare for a game the next day,” junior co-captain Matt Sherr said. “With hard work and dedication by each and every player, we were able to overcome that obstacle and come out strong the next day.”
The Eagles offense was rolling against Rhodes. The first goal for the Eagles came only 11 minutes into the game off sophomore forward Jason Andrejchak. Soon after his first goal, Andrejchak collected his first assist by producing a beautiful pass to junior forward Sebastian Hardington. Hardington took advantage of the setup and completed the scoring try.
“Jason was outstanding on the day,” Head Coach Sonny Travis said. “I was happy that the scoring was spread out with five different players scoring. I thought Seb had another strong match.”
Although the Eagles outplayed the Rhodes College Lynx in the first half the game, they led by a margin of only 2-1. Despite having seven shots on goal in the first half, the Eagles only scored twice.
However, the Eagles blew the game open in the second half. Scoring the third goal for the team in the 55th minute, junior midfielder Nick Schook’s goal brought the momentum back in favor of the Eagles.
Later in the game, Sherr and sophomore Eli Curtin scored additional goals to solidify a blue and gold victory.
Schook was satisfied with the way the Eagles played in the game.
“I thought the depth of our bench really showed in yesterday’s match, which will be very helpful as we get later on in the season,” he said.
Credit is also owed to the Emory defense, which only allowed a total of five shots on goal throughout the entire game. Captains Noah Rosen and Sherr led the defensive effort.
Goalie Abe Hannigan played another successful game in net, saving four out of five shots fired at him.
Travis was very pleased with the result of the game and is optimistic regarding the remainder of the season.
“I expect that we continue to get better as a team each half and each game,” he said.
In their second game and final game in the tournament, the Eagles defeated Hendrix College (Ariz.) 3-0.
The Eagles return to action Saturday Sept. 20 at Berry College.
— By Michael Scheck
The women’s soccer team continued its undefeated season this weekend against Sewanee: The University of the South on Sunday afternoon, coming away with a 4-0 victory.
The game was supposed to be the Eagles’ second of the weekend, but their clash against Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.), scheduled for last Friday night, was postponed due to weather.
The Eagles are currently ranked seventh Nationally among Division III teams, and first in the Atlantic South Region.
For the Tigers, ranked eighth in the region, the game marked their second loss of the season.
Sewannee got off to a quick start, as sophomore forward Tyler Edell threatened early, forcing Emory goalkeeper Liz Arnold into a save that saw the ball deflect off of the crossbar before going out of bounds for a corner.
Shortly afterwards, senior forward Charlotte Butker opened her season’s scoring account, cheekily chipping the Sewanee goalkeeper, freshman Olivia Glascoe, in the 24th minute. Sophomore forward Cristina Ramirez provided the assist, her second of the season.
After Butker’s corner kick had been hit around in the box, Ramirez returned the ball to Butker, who scored with a lofted shot.
Emory’s second goal, coming in the 36th minute of play, was again a from a corner kick.
Senior midfielder Claudia Rowe headed home a corner kick from junior forward Jordan Morell.
The goal was Rowe’s first of the year after sitting out the previous three games of the season. Morell’s assist was also her first of the season.
The game of firsts continued for the Eagles after half time, as freshman forward Kaitlyn Dorka scored the first goal of her college career in the 58th minute.
Dorka raced onto a long ball sent by sophomore defender Bailey Plummer, evaded the final defender and beat the goalkeeper to make the score 3-0 Emory.
Plummer assisted Emory’s final goal as well, as Rowe, scoring her goal second of the day, redirected Plummer’s attempted shot into the net.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Arnold played the first 70 minutes of the game.
Arnold made four saves, her highest of the season.
Making her season debut in the last 20 minutes, in place of Arnold, junior Kristin Temple secured the clean sheet for the Eagles, marking their second of the season.
Next up for the team is Berry College (Ga.).
The Eagles host the Vikings next Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m., before hosting Capital University (Ohio) at the same time on the following day.
— By Oliver Rockman
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