@AU_Lacrosse Returns Home to Host Colgate

Amanda Medjid vs. Loyola Maryland

Game 14 ·  American (6-7, 1-4 PL) vs. Colgate (5-7, 3-2 PL)
Saturday, April 13, 2019  ·  1 p.m. ET  ·  Washington, D.C. (Jacobs Complex)
All-Time Record: 
Colgate leads, 15-7
Stream: Patriot League Network on Watch Stadium

WASHINGTON - The American University lacrosse team (6-7, 1-4 PL) will begin to wind down its 2019 home schedule on Saturday as the Eagles host Colgate (5-7, 3-2 PL) at 1 p.m. This is the final game at Jacobs Complex before the home finale and senior day celebration on Saturday, April 20, against Holy Cross.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Colgate owns the 22-game series against the Eagles, 15-7, after claiming the 20-10 win last season.
  • The last AU victory against the Raiders was in 2014, 10-9.
  • Emma Vinall and Amanda Medjid both paced AU last season with three goals apiece while Erica Skowron and Kendall Goldblum each added two.
  • Ana Freda and Delaney Oliveira split responsibility in goal. Oliveira picked up five saves while Freda earned two.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • AU is looking to snap its three-game skid after losses to then-No. 11 Loyola Maryland, Lafayette, and Boston University.
  • Six Eagles scored during the 23-10 loss to the Terriers, starting with a four-goal effort from Emma VinallCasey Harkins tabbed another two goals while Kendall GoldblumPeyton SmithBrooke Stapleton, and Amanda Medjid added one each.
  • Fiona Geier hit an exciting career milestone amid her 10-save performance in goal as she picked up her 500th career save. She now sits with 503 over her four years heading into her final games as an Eagle.
  • Geier leads the team from goal with 98 saves so far this season and an 11.76 goals against average.
  • Vinall and Leah Brennan are both chasing record-book marks over the final four games of the regular season. Brennan's team-high 59 draw controls puts her only five away from tying Madison Hoon's single-season record from 2016 (64). 
  • Vinall is continuing to creep up on the single-season record with her team-high 48 points (39g, 9a) so far this season. The current program record of 62 has been held by Gina Riitano since 2003.
  • Vinall currently ranks 20th in Division I with her .557 shot percentage and leads the Patriot League rankings for conference play with 3.80 goals per game. 
  • As a team, the Eagles are fifth in the league for points per game (16.31) and turnovers per game (15.92), and fourth for goals against average (10.94).

SCOUTING THE RAIDERS

  • Colgate enters the weekend matinee of a pair of back-to-back wins over Bucknell and Lehigh. 
  • The Raiders put up a dominant 16-4 performance against the Mountain Hawks behind a four-goal effort from Lindsay West and three goals from Danielle Van Calcar. Seven other players contributed to the final tally and five added assists including a game-high seven from Tara Atkinson.
  • Atkinson leads the team with 36 points on the season (14g, 22a), followed by 29 from Noelle Patterson (25g, 4a) and 28 from Van Calcar (19g, 9a).
  • Van Calcar also leads the team with 38 draw controls. 
  • Croston leads the team from goal with 122 saves and an 11.49 goals against average in her 689 minutes. She has also picked up a team-high 31 ground balls.
  • Croston currently ranks 16th in Division I for saves per game (10.17) and 27th for save percentage (.480).
  • During the conference slate, Atkinson is third in the PL for assists per game (3.20) and points per game (4.60).

NEXT UP
The Eagles will be on the road on Wednesday with a 5 p.m. draw at No. 14 Navy before returning to Jacobs Complex for the home finale and senior day celebration on Saturday, April 20, with a noon start against Holy Cross. AU will conclude its regular-season slate on Friday, April 26, at Lehigh.

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