Sports Briefs

Womens' Soccer drops to Princeton

The Princeton Tigers defeated the AU Women's Soccer team, 4-1, in their first home match of the year.

This is AU's second straight loss making their season record 1-3 with the only win coming from their 1-0 victory over Mount St. Mary's.

Maha Elnabawi scored the sole goal for the Eagles, scoring early in the second half. Elnabawi scored her first goal of the season from 20 yards out.

Theresa Sherry of Princeton, with an assist from Kristina Fontanez, scored the only goal of the first half, and the first goal of the season for Princeton.

Princeton sophomore Maura Gallagher scored the first goal of the second half only three minuets after the period commenced. AU responded quickly with a goal from Elnabawi, cutting Princeton's lead in half at 2-1.

The Eagles were not able to capitalize on the momentum of Elnabawi's goal going scoreless for the remainder of the match.

Princeton scored two more goals off the hands of Esmeralda Negron and Meghan Farrell, which led to the Tigers' first win of the year.

AU goalie Alison Doyle played the entire 90 minutes of the game, putting up an impressive five saves.

- ADAM MONTGOMERY

Field Hockey rallies for win Sunday

Although the Women's Field Hockey team fell to Richmond, 2-1, in double overtime on Friday, they rallied on Sunday to defeat Rider University, 3-1.

On Friday, Sept. 5, the Eagles traveled to Richmond, and after a scoreless first half freshman Heidi Herschberger tallied her first goal of her varsity career. She tied the game up just after the 57th minute from a combined assist from sophomore Shannon Goans and sophomore Maureen Daniel.

With neither team scoring, the game stretched into the second overtime. Senior co-captain goalie Laura Miller stopped two shots in the game, but the Spiders scored the game winner off a penalty shot just before the 89th minute.

Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Eagles headed up to the University of Maryland to play Rider on Sunday, pumped for a win.

Daniel scored the first goal of the game just after the 29-minute mark off an assist from Goans. Rider remained scoreless in the first half.

Then, senior co-captain Melissa Snyder put two goals past the Rider 'keeper in the second half to put her team on top. Her goals cemented the win for AU.

Snyder's first goal was unassisted, giving AU the lead, 2-1. Her second goal of the game came off a blocked shot from Daniel that bounced off the goalie. Freshman Tiffany Carter fought for the rebound, passing to Snyder for the goal.

Miller ended the game with an impressive 17 saves with 14 of them in the second half alone.

AU will host Pacific on Friday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the University of Maryland.

- LAURA RANDISI

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