Emory beats Rochester (N.Y.) to match season-best five-game winning streak
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Emory, ranked eighth, matched its longest streak of the season with its fifth consecutive win on Friday night, defeating the Rochester (N.Y.).
The win was Emory's 10th in its last 11 contests, sending the squad's record to 12-3-1 overall, and to 4-1-0 in University Athletic Association (UAA) matches. Rochester dropped to 0-3-2 in UAA games and to 5-6-4 overall with the loss.
The first half of action was a defensive deadlock with neither team registering many opportunities to put the ball into the back of the net during the scoreless frame. Emory ended the first 45 minutes with a 5-1 advantage in shots and a 2-0 edge in shots on goal.
Emory would break the tie early in the second half, as sophomore Jordan Morell struck for her third goal in the last two games, and fifth overall this season. In the 50th minute, Morell took possession inside the box on the far side of the field, and sent a shot across the face of the goal, past the keeper, and into the near corner of the net for the score. The midfielder has now registered 12 points this season, the second-most by an Eagle.
Morell's goal would prove to be the game winner, the first of the sophomore's career.
Junior Charlotte Butker would add to the Eagles' lead in the 58th minute, blasting a shot from 25-yards out off the bottom of the crossbar and into the goal. It was the forward's third goal of the campaign.
With the two second half goals, Emory has now outscored UAA opponents 7-0 in the second half of games this season, and 9-2 overall in conference contests.
Emory's defense was strong again, limiting the Yellowjackets to just two shots in the game, only one of which was on goal. Sophomore Liz Arnold recorded the shutout in goal, her fourth individual shutout of the campaign and the team's eighth overall. Arnold made one save during the day, and improved to 11-2-1 overall this season.
With the win, Emory remained in second-place in the UAA standings, three points behind Washington University (Mo.) with two games left to play.
No. 1 Washington (Mo.) 3, Brandeis 0
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Washington (Mo.) broke open a tight game with two late goals as the Bears topped Brandeis 3-0 on the road on Friday. The win keeps Washington atop the UAA standings.
Most of the first half was scoreless, but the Bears broke through in the 42nd minute when Lillie Toaspern was on the receiving end of a Tessa Klumpp throw-in. Toaspern dribbled into the box and sent a ball into the right-side netting for her eighth tally of the season.
Washington controlled much of the second half and finally capitalized on their pressure in the 79th and 80th minutes. Senior Becky Berels took a defensive turnover and blasted a ball a couple of yards outside the right of the box into the left netting at 78:08 for her fifth of the season. At 79:16, a Kate Doyle free kick from about 30 yards out floated over Savuto into the upper right corner for the final goal of the game, Doyle's sixth of the campaign.
The Bears outshot Brandeis 18-10 as goalkeeper Amy French notched four saves.
Washington can clinch at least a share of the UAA Title and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a win at New York University on Sunday afternoon.
No. 2 Trinity (Texas) 6, Southwestern (Texas) 0
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Trinity (Texas) finished its conference slate with a perfect record after beating Southwestern (Texas) 6-0 on Friday. The Tigers went 12-0-0 in the SCAC while only surrenduring two goals.
Emily Jorgens started the scoring early when she found the back of the net 3:20 in. Kelsey Falcone and Hannah Kuhl added goals in the next 21 minutes, and Shelby Guenthardt scored twice in the final six minutes of the half. Yasmeen Farra scored the final goal of the game in the 49th minute.
Devan Osegueda was called on to make just one save as Trinity outshot Southwestern 22-2.