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AU romps Crusaders in Patriot League opener

When AU plays Holy Cross in any sport one thing is for sure: you will always get both teams' best effort, no matter what the records. The Holy Cross Crusaders played the AU Women's Soccer team (3-3-1) strong but succumbed to the continuous Eagle pressure early into the second half, losing the game 4-1.

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Women jump to 2-0 in PL

Freshman Elizabeth Maloney entered Saturday evening's Women's Volleyball match against Lafayette with hardly any offense to her credit. That changed by the end of the night. The outside hitter pounded out three kills, including the match winner, to push the Eagles (5-8, 2-0) easily past the Leopards (5-10, 0-2) 3-0 (30-13, 30-19, 30-20).

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Eagles fall 0-1 to Big Red

AU Men's Soccer's home opener against Cornell (1-3) looked like a mismatch on paper. When Cornell mid-fielder Tom Marks was ejected just a few seconds into the second half, the road to victory seemed even easier. And when junior AU 'keeper Thomas Myers saved Cornell defender Scott Palguta's penalty kick minutes later, the Eagles appeared to escape a major mistake unharmed.

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Soccer purist laments lame World Cup

The U.S. Women's National Soccer team opened its 2003 World Cup campaign in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, beating Sweden 3-1. As a huge soccer fan, I could not pass up the opportunity to see a match of this level and cheer the lady Yanks to victory.

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From the Eagle Sports Desk

Sports briefs on Field Hockey's win against Georgetown, Honors for two Field Hockey players and a Men's Soccer player, the return of Freddy Llerena to the Men's Soccer roster and the Women's Soccer team's loss to Virginia Commonwealth.

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Gridiron greats of long ago

The roar of the crowd, the cheers from the sideline, the ball goes up ... and into the hands of the receiver. Touchdown! For just under 20 years, this was a common sound on campus, but football is now reserved to the television screen. Ever wonder about AU's long lost Football team? It seems like it never happened, but not long ago football players once wore an Eagles uniform.

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Men's team tromps George Mason U.

Nothing went according to plan for AU Men's Soccer this weekend. First, Hurricane Isabel tore through the mid-Atlantic, shutting the school down for Thursday and Friday. Then, Saturday's match at George Mason was changed from a night game to a day game, and moved to an intramural field.

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Eagles win one but lose the AU Classic

After AU Volleyball dropped its first two games Saturday night against No. 15 Michigan State's watertight defense, the Eagles might as well have been left for dead, but they just refused to die. The Eagles (3-8) staged a ferocious comeback in the last two games and fought off game point four times, but it was not enough to overcome the Spartans (8-2), who won the match 3-1 (30-19, 30-22, 34-36, 30-26).

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College sports provide broken system

As of now, Ohio State running back Maurice Clarrett's future remains uncertain. Suspended by OSU for the 2003 season for violating NCAA rules, he has several options. He can transfer to I-AA Grambling, where he would not be forced to sit out the start of next season.

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League folds as USA goes for Gold

Last month, the Washington sports world celebrated its first championship in years as the Washington Freedom won the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) championship in the league's third year. While prospects for other D.C. teams may be bleak, it's safe to say that the Freedom have no chance of repeating.