The American University men's soccer team came up on the short end of a 2-0 decision at Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon in Worcester, Mass. The loss breaks the Eagles' nine-match unbeaten streak.
The two squads played scoreless soccer for the majority of the match before Holy Cross (5-10, 3-3 Patriot League) got on the board with a goal in the 80th minute. The Crusaders' Tom Van Grinsven converted the unassisted goal. Holy Cross added its second goal less than five minutes later on Kyle Miller's third goal of the season, putting the match out of reach for American (9-4-2, 4-1-1 PL).
Holy Cross outshot the Eagles by a slim 11-9 margin, although the Crusaders held a 7-1 advantage in shots on goal. American's Daniel Shannon led the Eagles with six shots, one of which was on goal.
Matt Makowski played all 90 minutes in goal for American, registering five saves.
The loss was the first for American in its last 10 matches. The Eagles had previously not lost a game since September 19 when they fell to William and Mary.
The Eagles will return to action on Tuesday, November 3, when they travel to Charlottesville, Va., to battle the 10th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. Match time is set for 7 p.m. American will close out the regular season at Reeves Field next Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m. against Colgate.