Nov. 3, 2008
WEST POINT, N.Y. - American University clinched a berth to the Patriot League Tournament with a 2-0 win over Army in men's soccer action on Monday at Clinton Field. The win moves the Eagles to 8-7-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the conference to put them into a three-way tie atop the standings with Colgate and Holy Cross with one game remaining.
Jack Scott wasted no time getting the Eagles on the board, tallying his fourth goal of the season just 1:05 into the game. Worden sent a ball into Scott who took a shot from about 35 yards out that soared over Army keeper John-Michael Gallogly and into the upper left corner of the goal.
Scott was the catalyst for another AU opportunity in the 23rd minute of play, when he played a cheeky ball through the box to Anthony Moy. Moy was just stripped of the ball by a pair of Black Knight defenders to thwart the attack.
Army registered its first shot on goal of the game with 21:37 left in the first half, a shot from the left of the goal by Gabriel Whaley that was scooped up by American keeper Matt Makowski. Scott continued to be active on the offensive side for the Eagles and with just over 17 minutes remaining in the half, freed himself in the box but sent his shot just high, to keep the lead at just a goal.
The Eagles earned their first corner of the game with 13:48 remaining in the half. Luis Martinez put the ball in play and Karsten Smith dropped a pass back to the top of the box to an awaiting Jame Davin, but Davin's shot cleared the crossbar.
American continued to possess the ball in the second half, but struggled to generate shots on goal, as the Eagles took five shots in the opening 25 minutes of play outside the frame. Down a goal late, the Black Knights began to press, generating a pair of shots in the final 10 minutes but sent both wide left. With 5:12 remaining in regulation Scott almost registered his second two-goal game of the year, but was stopped by incumbent keeper A.J. Glubzinski . Cameron Petty scored with 23 seconds left in the game from 10 yards out to seal the win, 2-0.
American finished with a 13-8 advantage in shots, including a 4-2 margin in shots on goal. Makowski had two saves in his fourth shutout of the conference slate.
The Eagles will play their regular season finale on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Reeves Field against Bucknell at 1 p.m. The team will honor its five graduating seniors prior to the contest.