Late goal gives men’s soccer win over Emory
The Washington University men’s soccer team ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon at Francis Field when it defeated Emory University, 1-0, thanks to a goal by junior Jeremy Kirkwood in the 88th minute of the game.
Kirkwood, who came in and out of the game as a substitute and was making his season debut after missing all of September with a torn meniscus, got a pass from freshman Cole Davis, dribbled it and fired it past Emory goalie Abe Hannigan, who came out of his net trying to make a play on the ball.
The goal was the first for the Bears since a goal by freshman Ike Witte against Greenville College on Sept. 18—and also made the team’s most recent win of the season before Sunday.
Junior Jonathan Jebson held things down for the Bears in net with six saves. Emory outshot the Bears 14-4 with a 6-2 edge in shots on goal. Kirkwood, freshman Jack West, junior Michael Flowers and sophomore Chris Haeberle each picked up one shot for the Bears.
Wash. U. now stands at 6-3-1 on the season and 1-1 in UAA play. The Bears’ schedule doesn’t get any easier as they face No. 6 New York University on Friday and No. 9 Brandeis University on Sunday. Both matches will be at Francis Field.