Emory's men eliminated from the NCAA Tournament Sunday
by Madison Crews
The Emory Eagles fell 5-3 in penalty kicks against Colorado College in the second round of the NCAA Division lll Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Colorado College will advance to the third round where they will face off against Ohio Northern on Nov. 17th.
This is the first time in 30 years the Tigers will advance to the Sweet 16.
The first shots of the match came from the Tigers. Connor Webster had an opportunity in the seventh minute and Oliver Ramirez had another shot only two minutes later.
Colorado College would be the first to score at the 21 st minute. Alexander Ward fired off a shot, but Emory’s keeper Peter Wagner punched it out. Webster came in to score on the rebound and made it 1-0.
Emory’s first big opportunity came at the 45th minute of the match when Michael Constant fired a shot towards the bottom right of the goal, but Jasper Broad of Colorado College came up with the save.
Emory would go on to control most of the second half and out shoot Colorado College seven to five. Emory was able to tie it up in the 84th minute of the match when Alejandro Gomez was able to slip the ball past an on-fire Broad with a great assist from freshman Turner MacInnis.
In overtime, neither team was able to secure another goal which then led to penalty kicks. Colorado went on to score all five penalties and Jasper Broad was able to save Colton Myers’ shot for Emory.
Overall, it was a great tournament match. The fans were invested and both sides played their hearts out. The Eagles end the 2023 season with an overall record of 12-3-4.
(photo credit: @liz.calls.it.soccer)