@AU_Lacrosse Opens Road Schedule at Old Dominion

Senior Brooke Stapleton vs. Durham (2/2/2019)

Game 2  ·  American (0-1) at Old Dominion (0-2)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019  ·  1 p.m.  ·  Norfolk, Va. (L.R. Hill Sports Complex)
All-Time Record:
 Old Dominion leads, 21-6
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WASHINGTON – The American University women's lacrosse team (0-1) is hitting the road for the first time this season on Saturday as the Eagles prepare for a 1 p.m. draw at Old Dominion (0-2).

SERIES HISTORY

  • The Eagles picked up a 17-12 win over ODU last season, but still trail the Monarchs in the 27-game series, 21-6.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • AU is coming off an overtime heartbreaker during Wednesday's season-opener at home against UMBC, 9-8.
  • Izabella Jade, Emma Vinall, and Amanda Medjid led the team with two goals each while Leah Brennan and Kendall Goldblum each added one.
  • Erica Skowron added a pair of assists for a two-point day.
  • Fiona Geier closed the day with seven saves, including six in the first half to keep the game even despite an 18-14 edge in shots by the Retrievers.
  • UMBC had a late goal in the first half to tie the game at 4-4 heading into the break before a 4-0 AU run put the Eagles at an 8-5 advantage with 13:00 left on the clock.
  • The Retrievers had a strong finish, though, scoring a pair of unanswered goals in the final 10:33 before hitting a last-second equalizer to send the game into overtime.
  • UMBC hit the game-winner with 1:56 remaining in the first overtime period. 

SCOUTING THE MONARCHS

  • Old Dominion is looking to earn its first win of the season after opening the slate with losses to Coastal Carolina, 19-10, and VCU, 13-10.
  • Glory Johnson leads the team with five goals followed by four from Sophia Richie.
  • Lilly Siskind has pitched in a team-high five assists in the first two games along with a pair of goals for a team-high seven points.
  • Siskind also leads the Monarchs in the circle with five draw controls alongside Katie Miller, who also ranks first for ODU with four ground balls along with Mary Maloney.
  • Siskind, Stephanie Allen, and Alyssa Sebesto have all caused a team-high three turnovers so far this season.
  • Haleigh Wurzel leads the team in goal with 13 saves and a 14.67 goals against average in her 90 minutes of play.
  • Lauren Ey has also put in time in goal and picked up three saves while allowing 10 goals.

NEXT UP 
The Eagles will be back at Jacobs Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for a 3 p.m. draw against Howard.

For the latest on American University Lacrosse, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_Lacrosse.