From the Eagle sports desk
Men's Cross Country continues winning streak
The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams competed in the Maryland Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 11. The men's team earned its third-consecutive Maryland Title and the women's team finished second overall with sophomore Keira Carlstrom winning the Maryland Title.
Senior captain Matt Seymour led the men, finishing with a time of 24:19, crushing his career best by over a minute.
Close behind Seymour, juniors Pat MacAdie and Sean Duffy placed fourth and fifth overall, posting times of 24:55 and 25:02 respectively. Junior Danny Maurer finished ninth, running 25:22, and sophomore Pat Burford beat his career record by placing 12th with a time of 25:30.
Other members posting career bests were freshman Conor Lanz and sophomores Will Knox and Phil Turner.
For the women's team, Carlstrom won the Maryland Invitational Title by running a time of 17:37.5, which was 32 seconds faster than her performance last year.
Senior Jen Baclawski placed third, running 18:14.31, missing her time last year by four seconds. Freshman Kelley Taylor finished seven seconds behind in 18:21:77.
Junior Whitney McNees placed eighth in 18:54.68, beating her time in last year's competition by more than a minute.
AU now prepares for the Patriot League Championships at Lafayette College on Nov. 1.
- LAURA RANDISI
Ladies shut out Lehigh, 2-0
The AU Field Hockey team shut out Lehigh on Saturday, Oct. 11 by a score of 5-0.
Senior Melissa Snyder dominated, leading the Eagles with four goals today. The Eagles moved to a record of 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot League. The Eagles outshot Lehigh by 27 shots. AU's outburst came at the beginning of the second half, and the team scored four of the five goals in the period.
Snyder got her first score at the 48:53 mark of the game and closed the game out with another goal with just under two minutes left to play off a corner. Snyder now leads the team with nine goals this season.
Senior goalie Laura Miller had another strong game, finishing with four saves on the day.
The Eagles will next take on PL rival Holy Cross on Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon.
- RYAN SHERWIN