@AU_MSoccer Falls to Army West Point, PL Tournament Bid Still Alive

Oscar McConnell

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The fate of the American University men's soccer team postseason bid waits until Saturday afternoon as the Eagles dropped a 2-1 decision to Army West Point on Friday evening. 

Postgame Notes

  • With the loss, American still can clinch a berth into the Patriot League Tournament but will need help from Navy (win or tie) who travel to Bucknell for a 1 p.m. start on Saturday. 
  • As of Friday evening, American, if they are the sixth seed, can play at either Colgate or Lehigh in the PL Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
  • Sophomore Oscar McConnell scored for the Eagles in the 56th minute off a pass from classmate Jerry Zouantcha.
  • Army West Point scored both goals in a span of 3:33 late in the contest. Keenan O'Shea scored both goals for the Black Knights. His first was on a penalty shot and then his second came from the left side after he dribbled into open space and fired to the far post. 
  • Army West Point outshot American, 11-6 with a majority of the opportunities in the first half.
  • Freshman keeper Lucas Manso made three saves for the Eagles. 
  • Army's Justin Stoll only faced the shot he allowed to McConnell. 

Up Next 

  • American must scoreboard watch on Saturday to determine its next opponent. 
  • If American qualifies for the PL Quarterfinals it will be played at either Colgate or Lehigh on Tuesday.