@AU_Lacrosse Welcomes No. 11 Loyola Maryland for Midweek Tilt

@AU_Lacrosse Welcomes No. 11 Loyola Maryland for Midweek Tilt

Game 11 ·  American (6-4, 1-1 PL) vs. #11 Loyola Maryland (6-3, 2-0 PL)
Wednesday March 27, 2019  ·  4:00 p.m. ET  ·  Washington, D.C. (Jacobs Complex)
All-Time Record: 
Loyola leads, 20-0
Stream: Patriot League Network on Watch Stadium

WASHINGTON - The American University women's lacrosse team (6-4, 1-1 PL) continues its two-game homestand on Wednesday as the Eagles welcome No. 11 Loyola Maryland (6-3, 2-0 PL) for a 4 p.m. draw at Jacobs Complex.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Loyola, the perennial powerhouse in the Patriot League since it joined the conference in 2014, leads the series against the Eagles, 20-0.
  • The Greyhounds are 45-0 in regular-season Patriot League games since 2014 for the nation's longest active conference win streak.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • American is coming off its first Patriot League win since 2017 on Saturday with the 12-10 victory over Army West Point.
  • AU's current 6-4 overall record is the most wins for the team since 2013 when the Eagles went 8-10 overall.
  • Emma Vinall paced the Eagles for the fifth time this season, scoring six goals alongside four ground balls and two draw controls. This was also her fourth game of the season with over five goals and fifth hat trick.
  • Leah Brennan added another two goals while four other Eagles closed with one each.
  • Of the Eagles' 12 goals, six were off assists and another four were earned from free position shots.
  • Vinall leads the Patriot League with 31 goals so far this season and ranks fourth with 37 points (31g, 6a). She is second in the conference with a .574 shooting percentage.
  • Brennan ranks second on the team with 29 points (20g, 9a) alongside Kendall Goldblum (23g, 6a). Both have contributed at least one point in each of their games so far this season.
  • Geier leads the team with 21 ground balls followed by 20 from Goldblum and 18 from defender Sydney Fry. Goldblum also leads the team with 14 caused turnovers followed by a dozen from Cate Golden.
  • Brennan leads the team from the circle with 45 draw controls.
  • Geier leads the Patriot League and ranks 21st in Division I with her 9.57 goals against average. She is also averaging 7.0 saves per game and holds a .467 save percentage.
  • As a team, AU leads the league in scoring defense and ranks 13th in Division I (8.90).

SCOUTING THE GREYHOUNDS

  • Loyola continues to be one of the top-ranked lacrosse programs in Division I, coming in at No. 11 in the latest IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) Coaches Poll.
  • All of the Greyhounds' seven nonconference games were against top-25 opponents with wins over No. 5 Florida, No. 8 Penn State, No. 25 Towson, and No. 22 Georgetown.
  • Loyola opened up league play with a 21-7 trouncing against Army and a 13-6 win over Lehigh.
  • Livy Rosenzweig, the Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, leads the squad with 42 points so far this season (22g, 20a) followed by 33 points from Hannah Powers (20g, 13a) and 28 points from Sam Fiedler (20g, 8a).
  • Fiedler also leads the team with 25 ground balls with Lindsey Ehrhardt in second with 19 and Taylor VanThof with 13. Ehrhardt leads the defensive unit with 18 caused turnovers.
  • VanThof also leads the paces the squad with 43 draw controls followed by Rosenzweig (39) and Powers (27).
  • Kady Glynn guides the team from goal with 82 saves in her 469 minutes of play. She is averaging a 10.47 goals against average and .500 save percentage.

NEXT UP

The Eagles will be back on the road for two games with contests at Lafayette on Saturday, March 30, and Boston University on Saturday, April 6. AU will return home on Saturday, April 13 for a 1 p.m. draw against Colgate.

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