Princeton Slips past American for the 1-0 Victory

Princeton Slips past American for the 1-0 Victory

Oct. 22, 2006

WASHINGTON - American University was handed their sixth loss of the season in Princeton, N.J., when the Tigers scored a second-half goal to earn the 1-0 win.

After the two teams combined for a 14 shot first stanza, seven each, American came into the second looking to take over. The Eagles recorded five of the first six shots of the half, but Princeton tallied the one that counted. Ten minutes into the half, Katie Kinzer scored what would be the game-winner off a deflection, with Leah Hoagland being credited with the assist.

With less than 15 seconds remaining on the clock, American had an opportunity to equalize. The Eagles were granted a penalty corner, but the Tigers' defense remained strong and AU was unable to capitalize.

Princeton outshot American 17-13 and held a 7-5 advantage in penalty corners. Tiger goalkeeper Allison Nemeth made 10 saves for the win, while AU's Allison Fayfich recorded eight.

The Eagles are 11-6 on the season and still remain undefeated in Patriot League play. American University field hockey returns to action Oct. 28 when it hosts Holy Cross at 12 p.m.