• 2017 Record: 5-2-0
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  • 6 UAA Championships
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  • 13 Academic All-Americans

Emory Women's Soccer Dominates Meredith for Bounce Back Win

Emory Women's Soccer Dominates Meredith for Bounce Back Win

The Emory University Women's Soccer team returned to the win column Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 victory against Meredith College in the Esprit DIII National Classic, held in Raleigh, NC.

The Eagles dominated possession on Sunday, outshooting the Avenging Angels 36-3 including a 21-0 margin in shots on goal. 15 different Eagles recorded at least one shot with senior Melinda Altamore and sophomore Caroline Kolski pacing the team with four shots on goal each.

Senior Anna Gurney began the scoring, notching her first tally of the 2017 season in the 21st minute. Gurney found the back of the net from 10 yards out following the assist from classmates Altamore and Bahar Ulusan.

Altamore doubled the Emory lead to 2-0 in the 65th minute as she scored on a header from a Kaitlyn Dorka cross.

Junior Nikki Batt provided the 3-0 final margin in the 82nd minute with a marker off the the feed from junior Grace Edgarton in the 82nd minute.

Sophomore Haley Pratt and junior Dani Staffin combined to record Emory's second clean sheet of the season. Pratt improved to 3-1 between the posts while Staffin saw her first action of the year, playing the final 8:37 minutes.

The Eagles will host Birmingham-Southern College Friday night at 7:00 PM in the home opener, the first of two straight contests at the Woodruff PE Center.

 

2017 Esprit D III ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Toni Abate               Johns Hopkins       Jr    Def
Melinda Altamore    Emory Univ            Sr   Mid
Erin Cooke              Meredith College    Fr   Mid
Lily Dresner             Emory Univ            Fr   Def
Sam Hilsee              Emory Univ            Fr   Mid
Kaley Hyatt              Pfeiffer Univ           So   Gk
Kirstie King              Meredith College   Jr   Def
Gabbi Ligas             Pfeiffer Univ           Sr  Def
Jaisa Loch               Meredith College   Sr   Gk
Carly Lupton-Smith  Johns Hopkins      So   Mid
Meredith Manson     Pfeiffer Univ          Fr   D-M
Sophie Murphy        Johns Hopkins       Sr   Mid
Riley O'Toole           Johns Hopkins       Fr   For
Paige Santee           Emory Univ           So   Def