#4 Emory Women’s Soccer Remains Undefeated with Win over Lynchburg
The fourth-ranked Emory University women's soccer team completed its weekend sweep of the Roanoke Invitational, defeating Lynchburg College 1-0 on Sunday to remain undefeated on the season.
Emory freshman Emily Feldman scored the lone goal in the contest in the 48th minute, striking on a shot from 20 yards out that hit off the right post and into the back of the net. The score was the third of the season for Feldman, who now leads all Emory players in goals and points.
Meanwhile, the Eagles defense was stellar again, holding Lynchburg without a shot on goal during the match, and limiting the Hornets to just three total shots. Lynchburg was able to take just one shot in the second half against Emory's defense.
Junior goalkeepers Erica Stein and Kaele Leonard combined for their third shutout in four games this season, lowering their combined goals against average to 0.24.
Emory was able to take six shots during the game, four of which were on goal. Each team had three corner kicks during the contest, although the Eagles held a 2-0 advantage in corners during the second half.
With the win, Emory remained undefeated on the season, improving to 3-0-1, while Lynchburg dropped to 2-2-0 on the year with the loss.
The Eagles will wrap-up their five game season-opening road swing on Friday at Birmingham-Southern College at 7:00 PM, before returning to Atlanta for their home opener on Sunday at 3:30 PM against Maryville College (Tenn.).
Sunday was the first time Emory has held its opponents without a shot on goal since September 22nd, 2010 during a 7-0 win against Agnes Scott College… Emory opponents have averaged just two shots on goal per game this season… The Eagles improved to 2-0-1 against regionally-ranked opponents with their win over Lynchburg on Sunday… Emory has gone 10-straight games without allowing a second-half goal… Emory goalkeeper Kaele Leonard has played exactly 555-straight minutes without allowing a goal, a streak stretching over her last 11 games played… She has allowed just one goal in her last 14 games… Emily Feldman has now recorded at least a point in all four Emory games to start her collegiate career… Charlotte Butker's three-game points streak came to a close on Sunday… Emory is now undefeated through its first four games for the eighth time in school history… Sunday marked just the fifth contest in 14 meetings between Emory and Lynchburg that did not go into overtime… Of the 14 games between the two teams, 12 have either been ties or decided by one goal or less, including each of the last six games, and six of the seven games during Coach Sue Patberg's time at Emory.