American Hosts Rutgers, Indiana in Non-Conference Contests

American Hosts Rutgers, Indiana in Non-Conference Contests

Friday, Oct. 23 – 3 p.m. – Jacobs Field
Rutgers (6-9) at American (9-5)
Last Meeting: American 3, Rutgers 1 – 9/11/2010 at College Park, Md.
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Sunday, Oct. 25 – Noon – Jacobs Field
Indiana (8-7) at American
Last Meeting: Indiana 2, American 1– 8/28/2009 at Richmond, Va.
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WASHINGTON – Continuing its five-game homestand, the American University field hockey team hosts a pair of non-conference contests this weekend, Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.

The Eagles will take on two opponents from the Big Ten, facing Rutgers on Friday at 3 p.m. before playing Indiana Sunday at noon.

American enters the weekend with a 9-5 overall record and a 4-1 mark in Patriot League action. The Eagles defeated Lafayette, 5-2, in PL play last Saturday, but dropped a 2-1 decision to Kent State in double overtime on Sunday.

Senior captain Isabel Terwindt scored a career-high two goals to lead the Eagles versus the Leopards. Against the Golden Flashes, freshman Lucy Whalley scored AU's lone goal, while senior Kate McBeath recorded nine saves to garner Corvias PL Goalkeeper of the Week honors.

For the season, junior Natalie Konerth leads the Eagles with 23 total points, including a team-high nine assists. Freshman Rafaela Rubas follows with 22 points and a team-leading nine goals.

Konerth ranks second in the Patriot League in both assists and points this season, while Rubas is tied for second in goals and tied for third in points.

Rutgers enters the weekend with a 6-9 overall record and an 0-7 mark in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights dropped a pair of conference games last weekend, falling to Penn State (3-2, OT) and No. 7 Maryland (4-0).

Senior Nicole Imbriaco leads Rutgers with 25 points on the season, including a team-high 11 goals. Meanwhile, senior Katie Champion (5g, 5a) and junior Rachel Yaney (6g, 3a) have each added 15 points.

Indiana currently holds an 8-7 overall record on the season and a 4-2 ledger in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers, who defeated Ohio State (3-0) and Penn State (1-0) last weekend, will play Maryland on Friday before facing American.

Sophomore Maddie Latino leads Indiana with 23 points, including a team-high nine goals, while junior Kate Barber (4g, 7a) and senior Karen Lorite (5g, 3a) add 15 and 13 points, respectively.