Shaun Flynn


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Eagles fall short to Richmond

The AU women's lacrosse team fell to the University of Richmond Spiders 16-12 on a slippery Jacobs Field Wednesday. The Eagles could not hold back the Spiders' offense, despite three goals from seniors Leslie Fischer and Kira Sonberg and freshman Bernadette Maher.

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Escape D.C.'s spring bustle on scenic paths

As winter's harsh winds morph into spring's sweet smelling breeze, there is no better time or place to enjoy a run, walk or bike ride than spring in D.C. Unfortunately, this is also the time when tourists flock the streets to hail D.C.'s beloved cherry blossoms.

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Sports heroes fall off pedestals

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Each week it seems one of our fabled heroes falls from his lofty perch and crashes hard back to earth as we, the once faithful followers, point our fingers and shake our heads in disappointment and shame. This month, it was Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez.

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AU splits bouts against Rutgers and George Mason

AU junior wrestler Mike Cannon remains undefeated in the 174-pound weight class at 24-0, as the Eagles split their weekend bouts against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights and the George Mason University Patriots. On Saturday, against the Scarlet Knights, the Eagles lost their first match of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association season, narrowly missing the victory in the final bout of the match.

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D.C. hoops struggle

When are D.C.'s winning woes going to end? In the fall, the Nationals finished in last place in Major League Baseball with a record of 59-102. Even with a new, state-of-the-art stadium, the Nationals could not muster enough fan support or talent to put up a fight against the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves of the NL East.

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Win propels Eagles into first

The AU women's basketball team moved into first place in the Patriot League after its 64-58 win over the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders Saturday. Sophomore forward Michelle Kirk and redshirt junior guard Nicole Ryan led the Eagles' offense with a combined 35 points, while sophomore forward Liz Leer orchestrated the defense with four blocks and seven rebounds.

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Eagles soar over break

Sophomore forwards Liz Leer and Michelle Kirk averaged over 12 points per game and six rebounds per game while leading the AU women's basketball team to a 4-3 record over winter break. The Eagles began their break with two home games against Princeton University on Dec.

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Eagles fall to Demon Deacons

The AU field hockey team ended its season Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., as the No. 2 ranked Wake Forest University Demon Deacons ousted the No. 18 ranked AU Eagles 7-1 in the first round of the NCAA field hockey tournament. The Deacons, who won the NCAA field hockey championship three years in a row between 2002 and 2004 and lost in 2006 to the University of Maryland, College Park, overwhelmed the Eagles on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.

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Eagles fly towards NCAA tourney

Senior captain attacker Irene Schickhardt's two second-half goals and junior goalie Alyssa Poorman's eight saves powered the 18th ranked AU field hockey team past Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Tuesday's NCAA play-in game 2-0 and made it back into the first round of the NCAA tournament after missing the cutoff in 2007.

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It's Sweet Six for field hockey

Sophomore forward Christine Fingerhuth was named the Patriot League tournament most valuable player after she scored the game-tying goal in the Eagles' 5-2 victory over the Bucknell University Bison during the team's sixth-straight Patriot League field hockey championship Sunday.

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