Emory Oxford Men’s Soccer Wins First Game of the Season

Emory Oxford Men’s Soccer Wins First Game of the Season

Snellville, GA – The Emory Oxford men's soccer team kicked off the regular season with a 3-1 victory over All-In FC. The Eagles currently have a 1-0 record. 

In the first half, the Eagles jumped to an early 2-0 lead by the 17th minute. Freshman Jason Im scored in the 11th minute with an assist from sophomore Brandon Simon. Six minutes later, sophomore Eduardo Barquet found the back of the goal after receiving a pass from Im. The remainder of the half was quiet as Emory Oxford went into halftime with a 2-0 lead. 

In the second half, All-In FC was able to close the gap by scoring in the 62nd minute. However, the game was put away when the Eagles drew a penalty kick in the 81st minute. Freshman Adam Byrnes capitalized on this opportunity and sealed the 3-1 victory for the Eagles. 

The Eagles held the advantage in shots outshooting All-In FC 23-7. Emory Oxford also had an 11-2 advantage on corner kicks.  

Sophomore goalies Zack Tuke and Jonah Katzman each had two saves for Emory Oxford. 

"The guys played extremely well tonight," stated Head Coach Moss-Brown. "This was a good start to the season." 

The Eagles will return home on September 4th (Wed.), as they have their final scrimmage against LaGrange College. Kickoff is set for 6:45PM.