@AU_WSoccer Hosts Longwood on Thursday

American falls to Navy


WASHINGTON
— After an impressive first week of the season, the American University women's soccer team is back at Reeves Field to host Longwood on Thursday at 5 p.m.  

GAME NOTES

  • No Early Season Jitters — After an impressive 3-0 win over Mount St. Mary's last Thursday, American traveled to Vermont for a 2-2 double-overtime draw with the Catamounts.
  • Best Start Since — American's 1-0-1 start is the best opening start for the Eagles since 2007 when AU won its first four games en route to a 10-6-3 record.
  • Honorable Mention — Senior Gabriela Maldonado was added to the first week of Patriot League Women's Soccer Weekly Awards with an Honorable Mention recognition. Maldonado scored a pair of goals and added an assist.
  • PL Leaders — Senior Yari Bradfield leads American and the Patriot League in shots this year with 12. Gabriela Maldonado is second on the team and the PL with eight. Maldonado is second in the league with five points and goals with two.
  • What Can Brown Do For YouRyleigh Brown has allowed two goals this season after pitching the first shutout of her collegiate career against Mount St. Mary's. Brown allowed both goals to Vermont on penalty kicks.
  • Scouting Longwood — The Lancers enter the contest with a 1-1-0 record after an overtime loss in the season-opener at Charlotte and a 4-0 win over Richmond with all four goals in the final 14 minutes of play. Paige Robertson leads the Lancers with two goals and four points. Madison Van Dyke has allowed one goal in 186 minutes this season.
  • All-Time Record — American is 1-3 all-time against the Longwood. The Lancers took the first two games, 2-1 and 2-0. This will be the fifth-straight season American and Longwood will meet.  American won 1-0 in 2016 and Longwood came back with a 2-0 win last season. Audrey Denkler is the lone active Eagle with a point against the Lancers with an assist on a Kira Flaherty goal. Last season, keeper Colleen Vivaldi made 10 saves in the losing effort.

Gabriela Maldonado Honorable Mention