The Emory University Men's Soccer team closes out the 2017 regular season this Saturday against the University of Rochester, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Woodruff PE Center.
Prior to the start of the game, the Eagles will recognize the senior class of Michael Carragher, Georges Daoud, Adam Ferguson, Cody Gardiner, Jason McCartney, Christian Meyer and Gabe Vasconcelos will a special on-field ceremony.
Heading into the final weekend of UAA play, the University of Chicago maintains sole possession of first place in the league with a 5-1 conference record. Rochester sits a half game back at 4-1-1 with Brandeis one full game behind the Maroons at 4-2. Emory enters the weekend in fourth place at 3-2-1.
The final day of league action also features NYU at Brandeis, Washington at Chicago and Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve.
Emory University Eagles (11-5-1, 3-2-1 UAA)
After rallying to force a 2-2 tie Friday night against Carnegie Mellon, the Eagles erased two separate one-goal deficits to send the game at Case Western Reserve on Sunday into overtime. However, the Spartans were able to find the golden goal in the 104th minute to pull out the 3-2 victory to send Emory back to Atlanta with a 0-1-1 record for the weekend.
Junior Moustafa Khattab led the Eagles in scoring over the two games, scoring in each contest to push his season goal total to six, which represents a new career-high for the Toronto, Ontario native. Junior defenders Tyler Santee and Aidan Datené added one goal each for the Eagles while Ferguson, Meyer, junior Michael Stier and sophomore Corey Levine collected assists.
RV/RV University of Rochester Yellowjackets (11-2-3, 4-1-1 UAA)
The Yellowjackets are 5-0-1 over their last six games after a 4-1 setback to the University of Chicago on September 30th, bringing an overall record of 11-2-3 and a 4-1-1 UAA mark into play on Saturday. Senior Geoffrey Rouin paces Rochester offensively, checking in ranked second among UAA leads in both goals (12) and points (26). Six of his 12 markers have acted as game-winners as he second in the conference in that category. UR also features Alex Di Perna and Bryce Ikeda as double-digit scorers with Di Perna registering four goals and four assists for 12 points and Ikeda tallying four goals and three assists for 11 points. The Yellowjackets have allowed just 11 goals through 16 games, good for a 0.65 goals-against average which ranks only behind Chicago for the UAA lead. Senior goalkeeper Redd Brown has seen all but 45 minutes between the posts, making 38 stops and recording nine clean sheets. Rochester is led Chris Apple who is in his 17th season coaching his alma mater, compiling a 203-61-49 record with the program.
Emory is in front in the all-time series, leading Rochester 16-11-3 including a 13-0-2 mark at home. Last season, Rochester edged the Eagles 1-0.
The NCAA men's soccer selection is scheduled for Monday, November 6th at 1:30 PM and can be seen live on NCAA.com.