American Drops PL Contest at Loyola Maryland

American Drops PL Contest at Loyola Maryland

BALTIMORE – The American University lacrosse team returned to Patriot League play on Tuesday night, falling to Loyola Maryland, 14-6, at the Ridley Athletic Complex.

Senior Jessica Wojciechowski and sophomore Jennifer DeSimone each tallied two goals to lead the Eagles, who dropped to 3-7 overall on the season and 0-2 in the Patriot League.

Frankie Kamely (5g, 1a) and Hannah Powers (2g, 4a) each scored six points for the Greyhounds, who improved to 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the league.

The Greyhounds got out to a hot start, taking a 6-0 lead with 11:40 remaining in the first half before junior Madison Hoon ended the Eagles' scoring drought with a goal less than 30 seconds later. Loyola increased its lead to 8-1 with 5:52 on the clock, while a Wojciechowski score cut AU's deficit to six goals heading into the intermission.

Loyola pushed its lead to 10-2 with a pair of goals from Kamely after the break, while Wojciechowski found the back of the net with 25:13 remaining.

American never got closer than seven goals the rest of the way, while the Greyhounds pushed their advantage to 14-5 in the last minute of action. Meanwhile, a last-second free-position goal by DeSimone accounted for the final margin.

Loyola outshot American for the game, 28-14, including a 17-6 edge in the first half. Freshman goalkeeper Fiona Geier registered double-digit saves for the second straight game, recording 10 stops against the Greyhounds.

The Eagles are back in action on Saturday, March 18, when they host Patriot League foe Colgate at noon.