WASHINGTON - The American University lacrosse team will brave the wintery weather on Wednesday as the Eagles prepare to host Central Connecticut State in the final non-conference game of the 2017 schedule. First draw between the two teams will be at 1 p.m. at Jacobs Field.
The Eagles (1-5, 0-0 PL) enter the midweek contest off of a thrilling 11-10 win over Old Dominion on Saturday, March 11. CCSU (1-4, 0-0 NEC) is also coming off its first win of the 2017 season after they beat St. Mary's (Calif.), 21-12, on Friday, March 10.
Wednesday will mark the second meeting between the Eagles and Blue Devils. American won the debut matchup in 2007, 13-7.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
American enters the midweek matinee off of its first win of the season after a late surge pulled the Eagles to an exciting 11-10 win over Old Dominion on Saturday. Senior Sarah Bootman led American with a career-high performance, putting away three goals and an assist for four points for the afternoon. Freshman Erica Skowron also highlighted the day with two goals, including the game-winner in the final 23 seconds of the game.
DeSimone leads the overall scoring effort for the Eagles with 14 goals so far this season. Hoon follows with seven goals and three assists for ten points after six games. Hoon also leads the team with 15 ground balls and 26 draw controls.
SCOUTING THE BLUE DEVILS
CCSU is coming off a dominating 21-12 victory over Saint Mary's (Calif.) on Friday, March 10. Senior Jessica Giangarra led the Blue Devils with a career-high six goals, followed by freshman Morgan Stinton with four and freshman Cameron Ruberti and senior Marissa Soto with three each.
Freshman Megan Szawlowski leads the team with 20 points so far this season off of 11 goals and nine assists. Junior Kylie Sullivan follows with 15 points (seven goals, eight assists), then Soto with a team-high 12 goals and one assist for 13 points overall.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jackie Branthover and senior Courtney McPartland have both tallied a team-high 19 ground balls while Szawlowski also leads the team with 18 draw controls.
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