Soccer Holds Second-Ranked Emory to Just One Goal in 1-0 Loss
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Avenging Angels' defense held the second-ranked Emory women's soccer team to just one goal in today's 1-0 loss. The contest wrapped up the 2012 Meredith National Invitational Classic. Third-ranked Johns Hopkins shutout Birmingham Southern 2-0 in Sunday's Noon game.
Meredith recorded its first loss on the season moving to 3-0, while the Eagles improved to 3-0-1.
The first half battle resulted in a scoreless frame. Emory controlled the ball much of the period allowing only three shots from Meredith, including two from Anna Smither late in the half. Junior keeper Kelsey Hopper grabbed all five shots on goal from the Eagles to enter the break in a tie.
After the intermission, Hopper held strong in the box tallying four of her six saves on the half. But Emory broke through the Angels' defense at the 56:49 mark to take a 1-0 lead on a goal from Kelly Costopoulos, assisted by Merrill Bachouros.
In the final 60 seconds of play, Meredith made an offensive push and earned a corner kick for Jesse Davis. Davis put the ball in motion which led to an shot opportunity for Hopper. EU goalie Katie Leonard grabbed the shot to preserve the win for the Eagles.
Meredith jumps into conference action next, playing host to N.C. Wesleyan Saturday, September 15. First kick is slated for 2:00 p.m.
2012 Meredith National Invitational Classic
Alyssa Conti, M (JHU)
Kelly Costopoulos, M (EU)
Lauren Gorodetsky, D (EU)
Kelsey Hopper, GK (MC)
Bailey Kimbrell, F (BSC)
Danielle Lee, M (MC)
Megan Luke, D (MC)
Claire Mullins, M (EU)
Emily Nagourney, M (JHU)
Karina Rodriguez, F (EU)
Taylor Schulte, D (JHU)
Jamie Sullivan, M (BSC)
Melissa Sweene, M (BSC)
Carrie Talbert, D (MC)
Amanda Yaccarino, M (JHU)