Roncoroni, Konerth Score Twice as AU Rolls

Roncoroni, Konerth Score Twice as AU Rolls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Freshman Kathryn Roncoroni and senior Natalie Konerth scored two goals apiece as American University earned a 7-0 shutout over Lehigh in a Patriot League field hockey match played Saturday.

The Eagles improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the PL. American has outscored its two Patriot League opponents by 15-1 in the early portion of the conference schedule.

The Mountain Hawks fell to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the league. Lehigh dropped its seventh straight match.
 
Natalie Marsh and Leah DiGiandomenico had a goal and an assist, while Haley Bowcutt had the other goal for the Eagles.
 
Sophomore Maura Jacobs made six saves in earning her second shutout of the season.
 
The Eagles went ahead with 8:19 gone in the first half when Bowcutt converted a rebound off a shot by Lucy Whalley.
 
With 13:34 remaining before halftime, DiGiandomenico deflected in a shot off Lehigh goalkeeper Paige Innarella, giving the Eagles a 2-0 halftime lead.
 
Marsh put home a loose ball in in front of the goal with 3:10 gone in the second half. Konerth then scored twice, converting a penalty corner from DiGiandomenico and Rafaela Rubas, then putting home a pass from Marsh.
 
Roncoroni scored AU's final two goals, getting a pass from Samantha McCormick, then converting a loose ball in front for an unassisted score.
 
American finished with a 27-11 edge in shots, including 16-7 in the second half. Innarella had eight saves for Lehigh.
 
The Eagles host 13th-ranked Princeton on Sunday at 2 p.m., as AU's Office of Sustainability will be on site to host a fair and information session.