Royals Hot Start Continues Into ODAC Play

Leah Wenger had five saves in her fifth shutout. (Photo by Scott Eyre)
Leah Wenger had five saves in her fifth shutout. (Photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU soccer women won on the road at Emory & Henry on Saturday by a score of 1-0. The Royals improve their hot-start record to 7-1, playing in their first conference game of the season.

Eastern Mennonite's women extend what is now the single best start to a season in program history with their third straight 1-0 shutout.

The first half was a stalemate as neither team was able to control the ball in their offensive zone. EMU was able to outshoot the Wasps 7-6 in the first half before going into halftime scoreless. 

The second half was midway through before a weather delay stopped play for over 30 minutes. Shortly back into action in the 72nd minute, after a nice connection of passes pushing the ball up, Lily Dodson (Brightwood, Va./Madison County) found space from the top of box and nailed what turned out to be the game winner. 

The Royals finished with 16 shot attempts while Emory & Henry only had nine. Leah Wenger (Broadway, Va./Eastern Mennonite) had five saves in her fifth shutout of the year.

Eastern Mennonite returns home on Wednesday when they host conference foe Virginia Wesleyan at 4:00pm.