WASHINGTON — The American University women's soccer team concludes its three-game homestand on Sunday morning against Vermont at 11 a.m. The Eagles are looking for their second win of the season and second win at Reeves Field.
In the past two home games, the Eagles failed to score, but the defensive unit held tight allowing two goals in 180 minutes.
On Friday, the Eagles fell 1-0 to Campbell in a hard-fought battle on both ends of the field. American finished deadlocked with the Camels in shots, 9-9, however, the Eagles put five of those on target compared to just two by the visitors.
AU keeper Ryleigh Brown's aggressive style has been a key attribute this season for the Eagles. Brown is second in the Patriot League with a .768 save percentage and third in the league with a 1.00 goals against average. As a team, the Eagles lead the Patriot League in total saves with 43.
Vermont enters Sunday's contest 3-2 after playing in its third straight overtime contest at Siena on Wednesday. Despite the 2-1 loss, the Catamounts held an early lead with Ella Bankert's second goal of the season. Sarah Martin leads the team in points with six and is tied with Bankert and Savana Yurick with two goals each.
Coco Speckmaier has been the goalie of record in all five decisions with a 1.28 goals against average.