Mangan Shines for Eagles on Senior Day

Mangan Shines for Eagles on Senior Day

WASHINGTONOlivia Mangan made the most of Senior Day at American University, scoring four goals and dishing out four assists on an eight-point day to lift the Eagles to a 15-12 win over Lafayette in a Patriot League women's lacrosse match on Saturday.

The win was American's first of the season in Patriot League play and improved the Eagles' mark to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the PL. The Leopards fell to 4-7 and 1-3.
 
Jennifer DeSimone added six points on a four-goal, two-assist effort for the Eagles, while senior Jessica Wojciechowski also had a hat trick. Madison Hoon and Shauna Norris chipped in two goals apiece for the winners.
 
It was Mangan's second eight-point game of the season, as she had three goals and five assists in a home win over St. Joseph's. The six points by DeSimone were a single-game career high.
 
Carlianne McCabe, Charlotte Avallone and Kirsten Wilhelmsen each had three goals for the Leopards.
 
American trailed 8-4 at halftime and faced a five-point deficit after the Leopards scored in the first 52 seconds of the second half.
 
But the Eagles went on a six-goal streak, the first three scored by Wojciechowski, to take a 10-9 lead with 16:29 left. Hoon also had a pair of goals in that stretch.
 

Wilhelmsen tied the score with 14:47 left, but Mangan scored once and DeSimone tallied twice more to push the lead back to 13-10 with 9:37 to play.

McCable and Wilhelmsen scored within a 10-second span to trim the deficit to one with 7:13 remaining.
 
But Norris scored with 5:54 left for the Eagles, who worked the clock most of the remainder of the game. Mangan added a goal with 1:48 left to add insurance.
 
Freshman goalkeeper Fiona Geier had seven saves for AU, while Anna Raymond had nine for the Leopards.
 
American held a 26-8 edge in shots in the second half to finish with a 39-24 advantage for the game. AU had a 20-9 edge in draw controls.
 
American travels to Bucknell next Saturday and will play its final home game of the regular season on Wednesday, April 20 against Navy.