Briefs from the Eagle sports desk
No sweat for Field Hockey, Miller earns seventh shutout
The AU Eagles defeated the Colgate Raiders, 4-0 on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y. to improve their record to 5-0 in the Patriot League.
Senior Laura Miller, AU's all-league defender, registered her seventh shutout of the season, recording eight saves during the game.
Sophomore Maureen Daniel scored the Eagles' first goal, with assists from senior Melissa Snyder and sophomore Heather Maranzano.
Freshmen Camile Infante and Heidi Hershberger, and junior Javiera Villagra also netted goals for the Eagles.
The undefeated Eagles are one game ahead of the 4-1 Holy Cross Crusaders for the PL crown.
The Eagles' schedule gets much tougher on Tuesday, Oct. 28 when they put their No. 19 ranking on the line against the third-ranked University of Maryland Terrapins.
- JESSE EPSTEIN
Mens' soccer falls, 2-1, Kuykendall scores only goal
The Men's Soccer team fell yet again to another Patriot League rival yesterday at Bucknell, 2-1. Junior Shawn Kuykendall tallied his fourth goal of the season, but it proved to not be enough as the Eagles fell to 6-8-1 overall and 1-4 in the PL.
Kuykendall nailed the ball past the stunned Bison 'keeper off a penalty kick. This is the third time he converted a penalty shot.
The Bison came into the game with confidence and strength, owning the first half with a 7-1 shot advantage over AU. Junior goalie Thomas Myers stood strong in the net and collected four saves.
Still, Bucknell's Chris Beekman proved to be too much for Myers and his defense as he put past the first goal of the game. The Eagles quickly recovered as Myers made a key save to hold off the Bison going into halftime.
Myers faced 18 shots, making 10 saves on the day.
AU rallied in the second half, getting off four quick shots in the first 10 minutes of play, but the Bison held strong despite AU's solid shooting.
The Eagles were out shot by an opponent for the first time in nine games, 10-18.
AU plays its third consecutive road game at Adelphi on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.
- LAURA RANDISI
Season opener bittersweet for Swimming and Diving Team, men and women fall 126-102, 130-81 respectively
Despite losing to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the AU Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams still had reason to cheer in their season opener.
Senior Dominick Szabo broke the UMBC pool record in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:03:46, which is the fifth fastest time in AU history. The No. 18 All-American also won the 200-meter Individual Medley in a time of 1:53:07.
Senior captain Ethan Basset won two individual events for his team in the 1,000- and 500-meter freestyle with times of 9:25:75 and 4:35:57, respectively. On a side note, Basset competed in the U.S. Nationals this past April.
Senior captain Jessica Lidstrom and junior transfer Cameron Miller collected the only wins for the women's team.
Lidstrom won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:57:60 and Miller took home first place in the 1,000-meter freestyle in 10:31:12. Miller's time is sixth in AU history.
The Eagles swim back to action when they host Patriot League rival Army on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
- L. R.