AU Downs Holy Cross, 3-0, in Regular Season Finale

Rebecca Treharne
Rebecca Treharne

WORCESTER, Mass. – Allowing just one shot, the American University field hockey team earned a 3-0 victory over Patriot League-foe Holy Cross on Saturday.

With the victory, the Eagles improved to 9-8 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League, while the Crusaders dropped to 3-16 overall and 0-6 in the league.

American controlled possession in the opening half, outshooting the Crusaders 9-0, but seven saves by Holy Cross goalkeeper Kat Matchett helped keep the game scoreless at the intermission. However, the Eagles were quick to strike after the break, getting a score from junior Jess Davis less than three minutes into the second half.

The Eagles added to their advantage seven minutes later when freshman Sophia Crawshay dribbled down the right side to put the ball past Matchett. Meanwhile, the final score of the game with just 22 seconds remaining, as senior Rebecca Treharne tipped in a shot by senior Grace Wilson on a penalty corner attempt.

Holy Cross attempted just one shot, which came on their only penalty corner of the day. Meanwhile, American finished with 16 shots and was awarded six penalty corners in the contest.

With the regular season concluded, the Eagles head to Lewisburg, Pa., next weekend, Nov. 7-8, for the Patriot League Tournament. American, which will enter the tournament as the third seed, will face second-seed Boston University in a 2 p.m. semifinal on Friday.