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By the time AU volleyball allowed their third point in the first set to Delaware State on Wednesday evening, the Eagles were already 10 points ahead, 13-3. The success only continued from there as AU finished off the set 25-10, and completed the sweep against the Hornets with scores of 25-9 and 25-15 in the second and third sets respectively.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia has joined the current investigation into the campus hate crime that occurred on May 1, according to a memo sent by University President Neil Kerwin on May 10.
While AU’s sports teams may receive a good deal of praise from the University, the department that oversees them, Athletics and Sports and Fitness, has for years lacked a specific plan for how it will push its multi-million dollar program to the next level.
The AU men’s soccer team faced a similar situation to their first matchup against the Bucknell Bison on Friday afternoon. On Oct. 22, the Eagles trailed the Bison 1-0 at halftime and proceeded to force overtime and eventually win 3-2. In their second matchup with Bucknell this season, the Eagles hosted the semifinal match in the Patriot League tournament and again trailed at halftime. AU once again overcame the halftime deficit to force overtime and secure both a 2-1 victory and a place in the Patriot League championship game on Sunday.
While it was nearly two weeks since its previous
victory, the AU men’s soccer team coupled efficient shooting with a strong defensive
performance to pull out a win to open the Patriot League season on Saturday
After a loss to Loyola at home over the weekend, AU women’s basketball head coach Megan
Gebbia lamented the team’s tough stretch without success and their ineffective
offense, often using the word “disjointed” to describe the the five-game losing
streak that the Eagles snapped on Wednesday night.
Still in search of its first Patriot League home win of the season, the AU women’s basketball team came away Wednesday night empty handed, encountering many of the same execution and defensive issues that plagued the team earlier in the season.
Still seeking their first win of the season, the AU women’s basketball team returned home to face Wake Forest University, a physical, athletic ACC team that ultimately defeated the Eagles 71-70 Sunday afternoon.
Down by an initial goal in the Patriot League quarterfinals, the AU men’s soccer team battled rainy conditions yesterday before sloshing to a strong 4-1 victory.
Coming off a season that revealed many highs and lows, AU men’s basketball head coach Mike Brennan sat down in front of microphone on Oct. 29 to face questions from reporters during AU’s annual media day. Brennan and his team also allowed local media members into practice during the event, and players fielded questions about conference opponents, roster adjustments and leadership roles within the team.
In a game that featured prominent momentum swings, the AU women’s volleyball battled to a three-set sweep of non-conference opponent Bethune-Cookman University on Friday night at Bender Arena.
For the third game in a row and the fourth time in six games, the AU women’s soccer team battled into overtime in another tightly-contested matchup. But, for the first time this season, the Eagles emerged victorious against a conference opponent, squeaking out a 2-1 win over Lafayette after a winning goal from senior forward Kelly Donovan shortly before time ran out.
Building off momentum from a Friday night win against Army, the AU women’s volleyball team breezed quickly through a three-set win against the College of Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon with scores of 25-9, 25-9 and 25-14.
For the second time in a week, AU men’s soccer pulled an upset over a superior side, this time beating No. 18 Loyola Marymount University 1-0 at the TLC Plumbing & Utility Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.
In a matchup against its highest-ranked opponent this season, AU emerged victorious and held on to an NCAA Division I Top 25 ranking Friday evening. Facing No. 17 Hofstra University at Reeves Field in the first game of the Capitol Cup, sophomore forward Joel Hart secured two goals to lead the No. 21 Eagles past the previously undefeated Hofstra Pride (4-1, 0-0 CAA).
The majority of AU’s 58 trees on campus are healthy, despite damage from storms and utility work, according to AU landscape architect Mike Mastrota.
AU has risen to 50th on a list of Kiplinger’s 100 best value colleges, included on the list for the fourth time since 2011.