Eagles Hold Off Mount St. Mary’s, 11-10

Eagles Hold Off Mount St. Mary’s, 11-10

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Junior Madison Hoon scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining to give the American University lacrosse team an 11-10 road victory over Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday at Waldron Stadium. 

With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-3 on the season, while the Mountaineers dropped to 0-3 on the year.

Seven different players found the back of the net for American, led by senior captain Olivia Mangan led American with three goals and three assists. Hoon and sophomore Jennifer DeSimone each recorded two goals, while senior Jessica Wojciechowski and junior Sarah Bootman each added a goal and an assist.

Molly Morris tallied five goals and two assists to lead the Mountaineers' offense, while Sammie Knapp added three goals and an assist.

American got out to a hot start, taking a 5-1 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest. However, Mount St. Mary's went on a 3-0 run to cut the margin to one goal midway through the first period. The Eagles then added two more scores to take a 7-4 advantage into the intermission.

AU's lead grew to 8-4 early in the second half with a score by DeSimone and the Eagles led 10-6 with 15:44 to play. However, the Mountaineers put together another run, tying the score at 10-10 with just over five minutes remaining.

Less than a minute later, Hoon added her second goal of the day to put American up for good, giving the Eagles their first road win of the season.

"We were able to hold on for the win against a scrappy Mount St. Mary's team," said American head coach Emma Wallace. "This game made it evident that we still have a lot to work on to establish more consistency on both sides of the ball. However, it was great to get our first win on the road.

"A huge key to our success was the enthusiasm coming from our reserves to keep us energized."

The Eagles return home for their next contest, hosting Richmond on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m.