WASHINGTON - The American University field hockey team (1-1) closed its two-game home series with its first loss of the season on Sunday after a late goal pulled Richmond (1-1) to a 3-2 win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Hannah Moser continues to have a strong start to her sophomore campaign, adding her second goal of the season. Freshman Megan Hoffman added her first career goal.
- Junior Noor Coenen delivered in the Eagles' only assist on the day.
- Freshman goalkeeper Fiona Minter earned her second start and came away with a pair of saves.
- Richmond put three goal scorers on the board with Elise Zwicklbauer, Steffie Bongers, and Abra Granger. Zwicklbauer also added an assist along with Lindsey Frank.
- Spiders' goalkeeper Frankie Conklin picked up five saves.
- The Eagles controlled much of the tempo during the game and led Richmond in shots, 14-8, and penalty corners, 8-3.
- AU was the first to get on the board after Moser found the back of the night off a rebound from a shot from freshman Charllene Boshoff.
- Richmond pressed quickly off the reset and added a goal of their own when Granger also slammed home a rebound in front of goal.
- Both teams added goals in the final minutes of the half, starting with a good run from Hoffman after Coenen slid through a long pass through the Spiders' defensive line.
- Once again, Richmond was quick to respond with a goal from Zwicklbauer in the final minute.
- Both teams struggled to score through most of the second half despite four shots from Richmond and 10 from the Eagles.
- A late penalty corner for the Spiders gave them the look they needed, though, as Bongers took the insertion from Zwicklbauer to give Richmond its final 3-2 lead with less than a minute on the clock.
- The Eagles had one final opportunity as the seconds wound down with their eighth and final penalty corner, but the shot from Coenen sailed just high of the goal.
American now embarks on a four-game road stretch, including a pair of games at nearby Maryland for the Terrapin Invitational, before returning home to host UC Davis at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.
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