@AU_Lacrosse Opens Road PL Schedule at Army West Point

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Game 10 ·  American (3-6, 0-1 PL) at Army West Point (6-3, 0-1 PL)
Saturday, March 24, 2018  ·  1:00 p.m. ET  ·  West Point, N.Y. (Michie Stadium)
All-Time Record: 
American leads, 2-0
Stream: Patriot League Network on Watch Stadium

SCHEDULE UPDATE: American's March 31st home game against Lafayette has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

WASHINGTON - The American University women's lacrosse team is set to face its second road game of the year, first of the Patriot League schedule, on Saturday as the Eagles travel to Army West Point for a 1 p.m. draw. 

Both teams enter the weekend after falling in their Patriot League season openers. American (3-6) lost to Bucknell, 15-9, on Sunday while Army's (6-3) four-game win streak was halted with a 15-3 loss to No. 13 Loyola (Md.).

American leads the series against the young Army program, 2-0. The Eagles opened the series with a 12-9 victory over the Black Knights in West Point in 2016 before overcoming Army at home last season, 12-7.

American fell in its Patriot League opener to Bucknell on Sunday, 15-9. Senior Leah Brennan led the Eagles' scoring efforts with three goals, earning her second career hat trick and second-highest scoring output of the season. Four other Eagles joined Brennan on the final scoresheet, starting with the two goals from senior Lexi Perez and freshman Peyton Smith. Sophomores Izabella Jade and Amanda Medjid each netted one.

Smith joined Brennan with three points for the afternoon after contributing an assist. Medjid and classmate Erica Skowron also added an assist each.

Junior goalkeeper Fiona Geier collected six saves off 17 shots followed by sophomore Ana Freda's four saves off eight shots.

Freshman Emma Vinall leads the team and ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 23 goals, followed by Perez with 16 goals and Brennan's 15. Skowron also ranks in the top-five of the league with her team-high 19 assists that, paired with her 10 goals, has her leading AU with 29 points so far this season.

Vinall also ranks third in the conference with 3.0 ground balls per game and fourth with her 5.57 draw controls per game. Brennan follows close behind with 4.89 draw controls per game.

Geier continues to rank among the best goalkeepers in the league with the third-highest saves per game average (8.89). She has a league-high 80 saves for a .440 save percentage.

Army entered the conference season off a program record four-game winning streak after earning victories over Iona, Siena, Wofford, and VCU. That undefeated run was ended by a 15-3 loss to 13th-ranked Loyola (Md.) on Saturday. Jackie Brattan led with two goals against the Greyhounds, followed by one goal from Rachel Hornick.

Hornick leads the team's overall scoring efforts this season, netting 17 goals including three hat tricks. She also contributed a team-high 16 assists for 33 points so far this season. Manuela Cortes is next with 16 goals followed by Amy Johnston and Brattan with 15 each.

Sophomore Maddie Burns leads the team in the net with 44 saves so far this season. She is third in the league with a 10.09 goals against average and ninth with a .389 save percentage.

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