ATLANTA, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team suffered its second straight loss Wednesday evening after starting the season 6-0, falling to Emory on the road, 4-2.
The Panthers fall to 6-2, while the Eagles move to 6-3.
Emory struck early, getting its first goal in the seventh minute and held onto the 1-0 lead for most of the first half, until a flurry of scoring in the final minutes. BSC got on the board in the 43rd minute after a shot from freshman Spencer Nichols was saved and cleared out of the box by the Eagles' defense. The ball found the feet of senior Johannes Loeffler, who sent a return shot into the back of the net, his fourth goal of the season, to tie the game at 1-1. The Eagles answered almost immediately, scoring in the 44th minute to go up 2-1 heading into halftime.
Emory scored the first goal of the second half as well, finding the net in the 57th minute before BSC cut the lead to 3-2 in the 77th minute when senior Brooks Busby unleashed a header inside the six-yard box after a cross from freshman Dallas Coyne. However, the Panthers' comeback attempt was dealt a blow moments later when Loeffler was issued his second yellow card of the match, forcing BSC to play a man down for the remainder of the match.
The Eagles took advantage of their extra man, scoring an insurance goal late in the match to go up 4-2 for the eventual win.
Emory out-shot the Panthers 18-14, including 10-5 on-goal. Busby led BSC with four shots. Junior goalkeeper Jonas Heidrich played all 90 minutes and recorded six saves.
BSC travels to Indiana this weekend to face Franklin College on Saturday and Hanover College on Sunday, both at noon Central.