@AU_WSoccer Welcomes Richmond on Thursday

Emily Smith

WASHINGTON — After falling for the first time this season, the American University women's soccer team is back at Reeves Field to defend its home unbeaten streak on Thursday against Richmond. 

Game Notes

  • History Was Made — With a 2-1 win against Hampton last Wednesday, American sets a program-best start with a 4-0-1 record through the first five games of the season. The previous record was set during the 2006 and 2007 seasons when the team started 4-0-0 before falling in the fifth game of the season.
  • Protect This House — American is 3-0-0 at home for the first time since 2009, when the Eagles defeated Georgia Southern, Bryant and Richmond before bowing out to Maryland in the fourth home match. 
  • Leaders — Senior Yari Bradfield is tied for second in the NCAA and tied for first in the Patriot League in goals with five. Bradfield has recorded a pair of two-goal games this season. Classmate Audrey Denkler is tied for eighth in the NCAA and tied for first in the PL in assists with four. Freshman Emily Smith is third in the league with three assists. 
  • South Florida Backstop — Florida natives Sophomore Ryleigh Brown and junior Morgan Lang have found time in goal for the Eagles. Brown has won all three games at Reeves Field while Lang won the previous home match against Hampton. 
  • Scouting Richmond — The Spiders are looking for their first win of the season and are being outscored 15-2. Molly Morgan and TJ Anderson are the lone goal scorers this season for the Spiders. In goal, Jessica Stanfill and Emily Wigg have seen time in net. 
  • All-Time Record — Richmond holds the overall series lead against American 12-4-0. Richmond has won the last six games of the series by a 14-1 margin.