The AU Eagles volleyball team turned Friday and Saturday games against Bucknell and Colgate into business as usual. The meeting of the Patriot League's two unbeaten teams was as competitive as it was billed. That is, until the Eagles turned it into business as usual.
AU Men's Soccer's scoreless streak continued last Saturday as the Eagles fell 2-0 to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Reeves Field. The Eagles are now scoreless in their last three games and the last 273 minutes and 40 seconds, including the final minutes of their 3-1 win at George Mason back on Sept 20.
Sometimes a team is just overmatched. This was the case Wednesday when the Women's Soccer team hosted Youngstown State, coming off a 3-1 loss at Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 4. AU got a much-needed victory, jumping out to an early lead and winning, 4-0.
AU Volleyball senior Karla Kucerkova can chalk up another award to her many accolades, which by now have become routine. Kucerkova earned Patriot League Player of the Week honors as her team (7-8 overall, 4-0 PL) swept a weekend road trip by beating Holy Cross, 3-1, and Army, 3-0.
Columnist Adam Montgomery reflects on on the Sept. 28 broadcast of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, where Rush Limbaugh let Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb know how it felt to be Jackie Robinson during his first years in the white Major Leagues.
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.
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).
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.
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.