#11 Spartan Men Win in 3-0 Shutout at Emory

#11 Spartan Men Win in 3-0 Shutout at Emory

Senior forward Alex Besl, junior forward Zachary Senft and sophomore midfielder Connor Weber each struck for goals as the 11th-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team won in a 3-0 shutout against Emory University on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia.

The win raised the Spartans' overall record to 14-2-1, including a 4-1-1 mark in University Athletic Association play. Emory dropped to 9-7-1 with a 0-6-0 conference record.

CWRU took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute of play when Besl received a cross from junior midfielder Marques Manta and took a leaping shot in the box that got past the Eagles goalkeeper. The goal was Besl's eighth of the season.

In the 23rd minute, Senft scored via a penalty kick to push the Spartans advantage to 2-0. Senft's goal was his seventh of the campaign and he now leads the team with 21 points on the season (7 goals, 7 assists).

CWRU capped off its scoring in the 79th minute when Weber scored his second goal of the season via a penalty kick to increase the lead to 3-0 with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

The Spartans defense kept Emory away from the goal, holding the 10-3 advantage in shots on goal on Sunday afternoon.

In net, freshman Charlie Fink went the distance and made two saves. He improved to 14-2-1 individually on the year with a 0.78 goals-against average and a .800 save percentage.

Case Western Reserve will warp-up their 2018 regular-season schedule next weekend, when the team travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 p.m.