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Emory Men's Lacrosse 2013
SELC Champions and MCLA Quarterfinalists 2007 & 2009
Eagles At The SELC Tournament - Apr 30, 2013
Alpharetta, GA – On Friday April 26th the Emory Eagles matched up against the Citadel Bulldogs in the first round of the SELC playoffs. The pace of the game was slow and controlled with both teams taking advantage of early opportunities , and the Eagles were only up by one goal at the end of the first half, 4-3. With Senior face-off man Robert Cooper and wing midfielder Sophomore Nick Cook, the Eagles were able to control the face-off X by winning 60%, which translated to more offensive possessions. In addition, the Eagles continued to grind down the Bulldogs’ defense with a variety of offensive sets and an offense led by midfielder Mike Embersit, and attackmen Ryan Douglas and Ed Kovel. The Eagles never trailed the Bulldogs and won the contest 8-6, advancing them to the SELC Semifinals.
John’s Creek, GA – After a short turn around from the previous night's game against the Citadel Bulldogs, on Saturday April 27th the Emory Eagles faced off against the Liberty Flames, ranked 3rd in the nation in the MCLA II. The Flames were coming off a 21-17 win over Palm Beach Atlantic in which both teams demonstrated their offensive skill. However, the Eagles were able to execute their gameplan to control the pace of the game and slow down their opponent. At the end of the half, the Eagles were only down by 3 goals against Liberty, 6-3. During the third quarter, the defense led by Senior goalie Jon Silberman, sophomore defenseman Mason Nyhoff, and freshman defenseman Matthew Parker, held the Flames scoreless, and the offense controlled the possession to score two more goals, making the halftime score 5-6. In the last five minutes of the game, the Flames offense ignited and scored the final four goals to win the match 10-6. Despite the loss, Senior attackman Ed Kovel had an outstanding game with four goals and was named to the All-Tournament Team, and the Eagles held the Flames to the lowest goal total all season long.
As the SELC SW Divisional Champions and SELC Championship Semifinalists, the future for Emory Lacrosse looks bright.
Emory Comes Up Short Against UNC-Charlotte - Apr 22, 2013
Huntersville, NC- On Saturday April 20th, Emory Men’s Lacrosse played conference opponent the UNC-Charlotte 49ers. Unfortunately for the Eagles, their game on the previous day against Davidson had been cancelled due to weather. From the first whistle, the Eagles were able to control the face-off X with FOS Robert Cooper winning over 75% of the draws on the day, but a short bench from late Spring travel impaired the Eagle's ability to win ground balls and control the pace of the game. The 49ers were able to capitalize on their athleticism and advantage in numbers, and ended up winning the match 13-6.
The Eagles return to the SELC Playoffs on Friday April 26th at 5:30pm at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta GA as the #1 seed out of the southwest region in a matchup against the Citadel, the 2nd seed from the northeast region.
Baltimore, MD - After turning an 0-8, 2012 season into a playoff contention year in 2013, Emory Coaches Karl Schmidt and Andy Carstensen were named Inside Lacrosse MCLA Division II Coaches of the Week on Wednesday, April 10th. With that, Schmidt and Carstensen joined Terry Foy and Dave Franklin (Emory '08) on this mornings' MCLA Inside Lacrosse Podcast to talk about the transition the program has gone through. Furthermore, Franklin geared his weekly feature toward academics and selected MCLA Academic All-America teams for both Divisions of the MCLA. Emory Senior Midfielder, Ed Kovel (New Haven, CT - Hopkins School) and Senior Goalie Jon Silberman (Kennington, MD - Walter Johnson) were both selected to Franklin's Division II Academic All-American team for their fine work in the classroom as well as that on the lacrosse field. Kovel has a 3.9 GPA in the Goizueta Business School and plans on going into business for himself after graduation. Silberman has a 3.93 GPA studying both Political Science and Arabic; he will attend Georgetown Law School in the Fall.
David Franklin graduated from Emory in 2008, playing two seasons for the Eagles and helping the programs to its first SELC Championship in 2007. After a long time away from playing the sport, Franklin made a comeback in his playing career as a Long Stick Midfielder on Israel’s National Team this past summer at the 2012 European Championships. He has been working as a Senior Researcher at CBS Sports since 2009 and been covering the MCLA beat since 2011.
Emory Defeats Divisional Rival KSU At Home - Apr 6, 2013
Atlanta, GA- On Thursday April 4, the Emory Eagles faced off against divisional rival, the Kennesaw State Owls. From the first whistle the Eagles controlled the tempo of the match, with Grad Student Attackman Ryan Douglas scoring three quick goals- he ended the game with six goals and two assists. In addition, Senior Attackman Ed Kovel scored five goals, and Grad Student Mike Embersit tallied four goals and four assists. Although the Owls had a surge of offense in the last quarter, the Eagles won the match 16-14, and recorded their first win over Kennesaw State in three seasons. With a win in their final divisional match, the Eagles are 3-1 against divisional opponents and 5-2 overall, and have placed themselves firmly in contention for a spot in the SELC playoffs. Emory's final home game will be Wednesday April 10th at the WoodPEC Stadium.
Emory Wins Divisional Game Against TWC At Home - Mar 25, 2013
Atlanta, GA – On Saturday March 23, the Emory Eagles matched up against divisional opponent, the Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs. Although the Eagles were able to create offensive opportunities out of a new offense developed by Coach Carstensen, the Bulldogs scored several goals on the crease and off of down the alley shots. At halftime, the Eagles were trailing to the Bulldogs 4-6. After the Eagles calmed down and began to focus, they started getting more offensive looks. Additionally, Coach Schmidt changed the faceoff strategy on the fly allowing the Eagles to win the draw and gain more offensive possessions. Led by Grad Student attackman Ryan Douglas, who had 4 goals, the Eagles went on a 7-0 run against the Bulldogs and surged into the lead during the second half. The final score ended up at 11-7, placing the Eagles in second place in the SELC DII South West. In their next match, the Eagles will face divisional opponent Kennesaw State on Thursday, April 4th in Atlanta at Emory University.
Emory Triumphs In First Game At Home - Mar 9, 2013
Atlanta-GA – On Wednesday March 6, the Emory Eagles faced off against out-of-conference opponent Aquinas College. During the second quarter the Eagles executed their offense, scoring 3 unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead that they held for the remainder of the game. Grad student attackman Ryan Douglas had an outstanding game, scoring four goals for the Eagles. Additionally, freshman midfielder Eli Goodman and senior attackman JW Cornwell had two goals each. The Eagles ended up winning 10-7 over the Saints, recording their first home game win of the season. In the next upcoming match, Emory Men’s Lacrosse will face off against divisional opponent Tennessee Wesleyan College on March 23 at 3:00 PM at Candler Field, Atlanta, GA.
Emory Shuts Out Missouri Baptist - Mar 3, 2013
Athens, TN – On Saturday March 2, Emory Men’s Lacrosse traveled to the field at Tennessee Wesleyan College for a neutral site matchup against the Missouri Baptist Spartans out of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference. Cold and snowy weather conditions played a role in the slow tempo of play throughout the game. In the opening stages of the game, both the Eagles and Spartans struggled to get their offenses going, and the weather conditions contributed to two Spartan injuries. Attackman Ryan Douglas broke the deadlock, scoring the first goal for the Eagles. Throughout the rest of the match, the Eagles controlled the field, netting 6 more goals from Ed Kovel, Mike Embersit, and Eli Goodman. The Eagles’ defense (Trent Balbus, Ethan Chung, Mason Nyhoff, Matt Parker, and Brendan Owens) played a crucial role in holding the Spartans scoreless, with Senior Goalie Jon Silberman recording 16 saves. After the final whistle blew, the score stood 7-0 Eagles, the first shutout for Emory Lacrosse since 2009. The Eagles will open their home schedule on Wednesday March 6 at 7:00pm against out-of-conference opponent Aquinas College.
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