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Swimming is bigger than AU believes

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Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps, Lenny Krayzelburg, and Ian Crocker appeared Sept. 10 as part of the Disney "Swim With the Stars" event at the University of Maryland. "Swimming has gotten more attention than it has ever gotten before," Krayzelburg said. He said this event will "revolutionize the sport."

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Women are victorious in homecoming

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The strike pair of junior Marcella Ricupero and sophomore Jana Lee has scored so many clutch goals for the AU Women's Soccer team, it's almost getting redundant. But as long as the Eagles keep winning Patriot League matches, no one will be complaining. Both helped save the day in a crucial 2-1 comeback win over PL foes Lehigh on homecoming Saturday at Reeves Field.

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Eagles strike blow to Colgate and fly to top in league standings

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While the field hockey and Women's soccer teams have dazzled AU fans with their superb seasons, the Men's Soccer team has quietly been building momentum and a Patriot League lead. In Hamilton, N.Y., on Saturday night, the Eagles kept on building, riding junior midfielder Ryan Boyd's first goal of the year to a 1-0 away win over PL rivals Colgate.

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Sideline Scholars: Eagles are a little more than No. 7

By the time you wake up, they have practiced for close to three hours, spent time in the training room and probably already made it in and out of TDR. They are AU's seventh-ranked Field Hockey team. Not No. 7 on the East Coast or in the region - in the nation. To make that more real, Florida State is the No. 7 football team in the nation and Duke is the preseason men's basketball No. 7.


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AU destroys Davidson

The No. 7 AU Field Hockey team dominated its opponents in terms of shots and offensive pressure this weekend. But while the Eagles outplayed both Davidson and Lehigh, the 5-0 and 3-1 wins showed signs of a team that is heading toward greatness, but hasn't yet arrived.


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AU scores first-ever win on Crusaders

David Marut probably didn't think he'd have to wait until mid-October to score his first two goals of the season. But after Saturday's performance, the senior forward probably won't complain. Marut's first two goals couldn't have come at a better time, sparking the AU Men's Soccer team's 5-1 rout of Patriot League rival Holy Cross, who, until Saturday, had never lost to AU. The Crusaders now lead the series, 3-1-1.



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Volleyball goes 2-1 on week after close loss to Georgetown

AU volleyball dominated two Patriot Leage opponents over the weekend, only to fall to hometown rival Georgetown in five games last night. Despite not playing what coach Barry Goldberg said was his team's sharpest volleyball, the Eagles managed to remain unbeaten (5-0) in the Patriot League and extend their PL win streak to an astounding 53 matches.


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Sports Briefs

Two briefs from the wide world of AU sports: Rugby's first loss of the season, and multiple honors for the Equestrian team.


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Eagles net another PL victory

After falling from the clouds last weekend with its first loss in nine games, the AU Women's Soccer team wasted little time in returning to flight. The Eagles (8-2-1, 2-1-0 PL) resumed their winning ways Tuesday in vital fashion, snatching a 1-0 win over preseason Patriot League favorites Navy (6-5-1, 0-3-0) on a clinical free-kick goal from sophomore midfielder Meg Runeari.



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AU sweep again for 5th straight

Led by junior Cutrina Biddulph's career-high 19 kills, the AU Volleyball team continued to roll on Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over Howard University. Dating back to Sept. 18, the Eagles have swept their last five matches. Coach Barry Goldberg is pleased to see his team coming together for the bulk of the upcoming Patriot League regular season.


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Sports spell inclusion

Sports writer Ian Quillen laments his ennui with the current status of sports. He concludes that, barring some violent revolution, those sports will be there when he is ready to foolishly plunge his heart, soul and wallet into them again.



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Eagles sweep HC, Army in slam-fest

Coach Barry Goldberg picked up career wins 380 and 381, and the AU Volleyball squad remained unbeaten in Patriot League play with convincing victories over Holy Cross and Army at home Friday and Saturday night.


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Raiders break Eagles' four-win streak

The AU Women's Soccer team lost an emotional and intense game against conference rival Colgate University, 2-1, at Reeves Field Saturday. This is AU's second straight loss to Colgate. The Raiders' victory broke the Eagles' four-game winning streak.


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Bush booster excited

Alan Griffith said he wants to see "a principled leader" in the White House for the next four years and knows which presidential candidate that is. That's why Griffith, vice president of the AU College Republicans, is doing everything he can to get out the vote for President George W. Bush on campus and beyond.



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Ultimate comes up big

AU's Men's and Women's Utimate Frisbee teams kicked off their seasons this past weekend at the club regional sectionals in Fort Bellevore, Va., with the men placing sixth. The tournament, which pits local club teams against each other, featured the men finishing sixth overall and first among all colleges participating.




Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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