Lacrosse Rolls Past George Mason, 15-3
The American University lacrosse team registered its second straight win, routing local rival George Mason, 15-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Jacobs Field.
American (4-7) held the Patriots off the board for the first 15 minutes of the game. Alex Lugovina tallied back-to-back goals a minute apart and Emily Maher added an unassisted tally to put the Eagles up 3-0 just five minutes in, forcing George Mason to call an early timeout.
American continued to roll with Olivia Mangan and Maher trading tallies and Madison Hoon notching her first of the day for the 7-0 lead with 18:38 remaining. Mangan completed a hat trick on a free position to extend the Eagles' advantage to 8-0 under two minutes later. Katie Mascolo scored the first goal of the game for the Patriots but American closed out the half on a 3-0 run to take a 10-1 lead into the intermission.
The Eagles carried the momentum into the second half, notching four unanswered goals in the first 14 minutes. Becky Meyer recorded her first collegiate goal on a free position with 16:44 to go to give American a 14-1 advantage. Brooke Lorber ended the Eagles' scoring streak on a free position with 11:18 remaining. Lugovina and Rachel Obergon traded free position goals in the final 10 minutes for the 15-3 final score.
Lugovina and Mangan finished with four goals apiece and Maher added three points on two goals and one assist. Mangan registered three draw controls and Emily Shields collected three ground balls for American. Jackie Ferri made three saves between the pipes for the Eagles.
Lorber, Mascolo and Obergon notched a goal apiece to lead George Mason (6-3). Mascolo and Alexa McGovern led the team with two draw controls and Caroline Brouse collected three ground balls while making seven saves for the Patriots.
American held a 29-18 advantage in shots, 15-8 advantage in ground balls collected and 12-8 edge in draw controls for the game.
The Eagles resume Patriot League play on Saturday, Mar. 29 at 1 p.m. when it travels to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on Bucknell.