@AU_FieldHockey Set to Close Road Swing at Colgate

Senior Leah DiGiandomenico vs. Holy Cross (9/30/2017)

WASHINGTON – The American University field hockey team is finishing a three-game road swing on Saturday with an 11 a.m. match at Colgate.

The Eagles rose to 10-4 overall, 3-1 in the Patriot League, after they overwhelmed Brown, 7-1, on Sunday, Oct. 8. The Raiders are still in search of their first PL win as they hold an 0-4 league record, 2-10 overall.

AU's only conference loss this season came last weekend to PL rival Boston University. The Terriers took over as the No. 1 team in the Patriot League after outlasting AU, 2-1, while the Eagles now sit at No. 2.

Freshman Noor Coenen took over as the team's leading scorer last weekend after putting up an impressive four-goal tally during the Eagles' win over Brown. The Netherlands native now ranks as one of the top five freshmen in NCAA Division I, top 25 individuals overall, for points per game (1.93) and goals per game (0.86).

Coenen also ranks second in the PL for both categories, as well as total points (27) and goals (12).

Ten other Eagles have contributed to the team's 48 goals this season, including senior Haley Bowcutt who has smashed through her career records with nine goals and seven assists for 25 points on the season. Junior Rafaela Rubas follows with eight goals and eight assists.

Junior goalkeeper Maura Jacobs has led the team from the cage for most of the season, tallying 33 saves for a .647 save percentage and a league-leading 1.34 goals against average.

The Eagles still rank in the top 15 of the country for shutouts with five this season (0.36 per game), and lead the league with 3.4 goals per game, 9.4 points per game and 2.6 assists per game.

The Raiders, who have not won a game since Sept. 6, will look to snap their eight-game skid on Saturday. They have yet to claim a conference win after falling to Lafayette, Holy Cross, Boston University and Bucknell.

Colgate is led by sophomore Iona MacKillop, who has tallied eight points this year off of three goals and two assists. Freshman Michaela Corvi shares goal-scoring responsibilities with three so far this season, followed by freshman Meghan Minturn with two.

Senior Maria Krull leads the league from the cage with a .768 save percentage, clinching 106 saves for a 2.51 goals against average.

The team will return home next weekend for Senior Day and Alumnae Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, where they will have a noon showdown against Lafayette.

The Raiders average 0.92 goals per game to their opponents' 2.75 and hold a .089 shooting percentage. 

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