Women’s soccer handed first home loss in almost two years
The women’s soccer team lost at home for the first time in nearly two years as they fell to University Athletic Association rival Emory University this past Sunday. The loss ended the Bears streak of 12 consecutive wins at home. The team’s last loss at home came against another UAA rival when the Bears were defeated 1-0 by the University of Chicago on November 2, 2002.
Emory upset the 11th-ranked Bears by scoring the first and only goal of the game in the 37th minute of play. The goal came on a header from Emory’s Kinda Secret off of an Emory corner kick. Despite outshooting Emory 13-5 for the game, the Bears could not manage a score. Six of those shots came in the second half as the University outshot Emory 6-1 for that half.
Like Emory, the Bears’ best scoring chance came on a header. The Bears nearly tied the game with a header by freshman Breta Kennedy that hit off the Emory crossbar. With the win, Emory improved to 6-5 on the season and 1-1 in UAA play. The Bears dropped just their second game of the season moving to 10-2 and 1-1 in UAA play. For the season, sophomore Meghan Marie Fowler-Finn leads the team with 22 points and shots with 48.
Fowler-Finn has four game winning goals on the season. Freshman Katie Campos is next in scoring with eight points total on the season. Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Felber has held opponents to just 0.63 points per game. She has posted five shutouts on the season.
The Bears will continue their home swing with a match against more UAA competition as they take on New York University (NYU) on Friday October, 15 at 5:30pm. NYU is 5-6-1 on the season and is also 1-1 in UAA play.
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