Alex Lugovina matched her career-high with four goals but it was not enough as the American University lacrosse team fell at George Mason, 14-10, on Monday night.
George Mason (2-3) took a 3-1 lead early with 9:53 to play in the first half before Lugovina tallied her first of the day to make it a one-goal game. The Patriots added two more but Samantha Marshall scored off an assist from Jordan Harrington to send the Eagles into the break down 5-3.
Harrington added her first of the day off a free position shot to open the second half and Kimberly Collins tied it up on an unassisted goal with 25:51 to play. George Mason took the lead again but Marshall answered with her second of the day to knot it at six.
The Patriots answered with five straight goals to take an 11-6 advantage before Lugovina answered with back-to-back scores for American (0-5). George Mason was able to hold on to the advantage, going up 14-8 with 3:22 to play before the Eagles closed out the game with consecutive tallies from Emily Maher and Lugovina for the 14-10 final score.
Maher led the team with five draw controls and three ground balls collected. Teal Harrison notched eight saves in the game. George Mason held a 15-11 advantage in draw controls and 11-10 edge in ground balls collected.
American returns to Jacobs Field on Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. when it hosts Towson. The game will be broadcast live on Eagles Vision TV.