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Men’s soccer falls to Emory

No. 13 sophomore defender Jakob Rohwer jumps to header the ball. (credit: José Lopez/Junior Photographer ) No. 13 sophomore defender Jakob Rohwer jumps to header the ball. (credit: José Lopez/Junior Photographer )

The Tartan men’s soccer team fell just short of taking the number one spot in the University Athletic Association (UAA) in its game against the Emory University Eagles on Saturday night.

The final score was 1–0, leaving Carnegie Mellon in a four-way tie with Brandeis University, Washington University at St. Louis, and Emory University for first place in conference play.

The game was hard fought and very physical. There was a total of 29 fouls called, 15 of which were from Carnegie Mellon.

The first half concluded with a score of 0–0 due to the tough defense of both teams.

While there were no goals in the first half of the game, the Eagles attempted six shots, and the Tartans attempted three.

Twenty–seven minutes into the second half, the Eagles attempted their seventh shot of the half and connected with the net.

With the remaining 18 minutes, the Tartans took two unsuccessful shots. Junior midfielder Chris Wysocki took the first shot, which was just wide of the goal; senior midfielder John Crawshaw took the second shot, which was saved by Emory’s keeper.

Carnegie Mellon’s goalkeeper, junior Christopher Madden, made four saves throughout the game.

“We were off our game and couldn’t find a rhythm. [It was] one of the few games in which that’s happened to us. Unfortunately for us, Emory was on their game and took advantage of our average performance,” senior defender Alex Abedian said.

The Tartans concluded their regular season play with a record of 12–3–1 and a UAA record of 4–2–1. Carnegie Mellon will be entering post-season play and will receive its bid as of 1:30 p.m. on Monday.