Lacrosse Set to Visit Old Dominion for Weekend Matinee

Lacrosse Set to Visit Old Dominion for Weekend Matinee

WASHINGTON - The American University lacrosse team (0-5) is back on the road this weekend with a trip to Old Dominion (3-5) for a 1 p.m. draw on Saturday, March 11.

THE SERIES
Since the two teams first met in 1992, the Eagles have gone 4-21 against the Lady Monarchs.  American last faced Old Dominion on March 12, 2016, at Jacobs Field, where they fell in a tight matchup, 7-6.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
American is coming off a 15-5 loss against Richmond on Saturday, March 4.  Junior Jennifer DeSimone led with three goals, followed by another pair from freshman Caitlin Schaefer.  

DeSimone leads the overall scoring efforts for the Eagles with 12 points for the season, all from goals scored.  Senior Madison Hoon is next with five goals and two assists for seven points total.  Hoon leads American's defensive efforts as the only Eagle to put up double figures in ground balls (14), draw controls (25) and caused turnovers (13).

Freshman Caitlin Schaefer also highlights the Eagles' roster as the No. 3 scorer for the team with five goals so far in her debut season at AU.

Sophomore Fiona Geier continues to serve as the Eagles' primary keeper.  She currently holds a 44.4 save percentage with 48 saves so far this season.

SCOUTING THE LADY MONARCHS
Old Dominion is opening up its home schedule this weekend after starting the season with a 3-2 record on the road.

Connor Carson leads the Lady Monarchs with 12 points this season off of a team-high ten goals and two assists.  Sophie Richie follows with 11 points off of another ten-goal season while Cydney Tutchton rounds out the double-figure point tally with ten off of eight goals and two assists.

Five players sit in double digits for ground balls, starting with 14 from Kerri Caruso, and Natalie Ledwitch holds a team-high 14 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers while also sitting fourth on the team with ten ground balls.

Maggi Buckley leads the way in goal with a .481 save percentage, good for a No. 28 ranking in the country.  She is No. 19 in the country with 10.0 saves per game, and No. 20 with 50 overall this season.

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