The Emory University Men's Soccer team ran its winning streak to eight games Friday evening, using four first half goals to defeat New York University, 5-0, at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta.
With the win, the Eagles improved to a perfect 3-0 in University Athletic Association play and with the University of Rochester's 1-0 win over Brandeis University on Friday, Emory finds itself alone in first place in the conference standings with four UAA games remaining. The Eagles will host the Judges Sunday morning, beginning at 11:00 AM.
Senior Jason McCartney led off the scoring with back-to-back goals as he set a new career-high seasonal mark with his eighth and ninth markers of the season. McCartney netted his first goal of the contest in the 10th minute as he redirected a shot off an NYU defender and into the net. Senior Michael Carragher and junior Moustafa Khattab collected assists on the play. McCartney made it a two-goal advantage in the 23rd minute as he cashed in on a penalty kick opportunity.
Less than six minutes later, junior Michael Stier scored the first goal of his career to increase the Emory lead to 3-0. Sophomore Keegan McCombie dished a ball perfectly to Stier with a defender draped over him at the top of the box. Stier played the pass off his chest and flicked a shot over the NYU goalkeeper for the score.
McCombie registered a goal of his own in the 38th minute with his fourth tally of the season. Classmate Corey Levine fired a shot on target but was denied. The rebound went to the middle of the box and McCombie fired a rocket into the net to push the lead to four.
Senior Christian Meyer recorded his third goal in as many games as he rounded out the Emory scoring in the 63rd minute. Meyer spun around inside the 18 after receiving junior Aidan Datené's pass from the endline and deposited it to the far corner.
Freshman Cole Gallagher and sophomore Trevor Stormes combined for the Eagles second straight shutout and seventh overall, combining to make just one save. The Eagles held the Violets to just three shots in the contest, outshooting NYU 18-3.