Fifth-ranked Emory blanks BSC 3-0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala -- Fifth-ranked Emory received another stellar performance on the road from its defense, as the Eagles shut out Birmingham-Southern 3-0 on Friday night.
The shutout was the third consecutive for the Eagles (4-0-1) and the fourth overall this season. Emory now has played the past 373 minutes, 18 seconds without allowing a goal, lowering the team's goals-against average to 0.19.
Emory's defense held the Panthers to just seven shots, only two of which were on goal. Meanwhile, the Eagles' offense took 23 shots, including nine on target.
Emory took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute of play, as sophomore All-American Lauren Gorodetsky was able to score on a shot off a rebound from a corner kick from senior Lidija Barauskas.
The Eagles extended their lead in the 32nd minute, when sophomores Kelly Costopoulos and Clare Mullins hooked up for a goal, as Mullins sent a cross from the top right of the box that Costopoulos was able to head in for her first score of the season.
Freshman Emily Feldman secured the Eagles' victory in the second half, scoring her team-leading fourth goal in the 77th minute of play. Junior Merrill Bachouros assisted on the goal, her first of the season.
Junior goalkeepers Erica Stein and Kaele Leonard each played a shutout half of soccer, making one save apiece. Stein earned the victory, improving to 3-0-1.
Birmingham-Southern dropped to 1-3-1.
The Eagles will make their home debut on Sunday, playing to host Maryville College at 3:30 p.m. ET -- a rematch of last season's NCAA Tournament first round game, which the Eagles won 2-0.