@AU_Lacrosse Hosts Presbyterian at Noon Saturday

Izabella Jade turns the corner against George Mason

WASHINGTON – American University continues its non-conference women's lacrosse schedule on Saturday when it plays host to Presbyterian College at noon at the Jacobs Complex.

The Eagles are 1-3 so far this season, owning a road win at Old Dominion and a pair of close losses to UMBC in overtime and last Wednesday at home against George Mason.

The Blue Hose, members of the Big South Conference, come to Jacobs with an 0-4 record thus far. PC came within 14-13 of beating Wofford in its home-opener in February.

THE SERIES

• This is the first meeting between the schools in women's lacrosse.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

• Sophomore Emma Vinall had five of her six goals in the first half, but a five-goal run by the Patriots at the start of the second half erased a 7-7 halftime tie and pushed Mason to a 13-10 victory last Wednesday.

Casey Harkins and Amanda Medjid also had two goals each for AU.

• Sophomore Kendall Goldblum leads AU in scoring with 11 points, with Vinall having the team-lead in goals with 10. She is 5-for-5 when shooting at the free-position arc. Three of Vinall's goals came on free-position shots amd her 10 goals this season have come on only 16 shots.

• Senior goalkeeper Fiona Geier is fourth in the Patriot League in saves per game at 8.3.

SCOUTING THE BLUE HOSE

• Senior Natalie Barnett leads Presbyterian in scoring with 10 points and is tied with sophomore Sarah Marshall with a team-high six goals.

• Barnett led PC with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) and Marshall had five goals as the Blue Hose were edged 14-13 by Wofford in their home opener on Feb. 16.

• Junior Kayla Koch and freshman Heidi Shafer have been sharing the goalkeeping duties.

• Senior defender Hudson Roarick was named to the Big South's Preseason All-Conference Team. She was a second team All-Big South pick last season.

NEXT UP

American is also home this week, facing Howard on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Howard contest is a make-up date after the original game was postponed on Feb. 20 due to weather.