The American University men's soccer dropped a 1-0 decision at Holy Cross in the regular season finale but still won the Patriot League regular season championship outright. The Eagles will host next weekend's Patriot League Tournament as they registered their fourth regular season title since joining the conference in 2001.
In Saturday's setback at Holy Cross (2-13-1, 1-6-0 PL), the Crusaders tallied the match's lone score in the 61st minute. Tommy Uttaro scored the goal, his third of the season, with Michael Jordan picking up the assist.
American (7-11-1, 5-2-0 PL) held a slight 11-10 advantage in shots, although the Eagles put only one on frame, which was credited to Colin Seigfreid. In goal, Matt Makowski made five saves for the Eagles.
Despite the loss, American's 15 points in Patriot League play is enough to clinch the regular season title, its first since 2008. Colgate played to a scoreless draw against Navy on Saturday, finishing in second place with 14 points.
The Eagles will now host the four-team Patriot League Tournament, which will be played this Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13 at Reeves Field. AU previously hosted the tournament in both 2004 and 2005.
American will square off against fourth-seeded Navy at 11 a.m. on Friday with No. 2 Colgate taking on the third-seeded Lehigh at 2 p.m. The two semifinal winners will meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. Live video of all three matches will be available on Patriot League All-Access.