Feb 21, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. – Madison Hoon recorded her third hat trick in as many games this season, but Richmond held on late in the game to earn a 5-4 victory over American University in a women's lacrosse match played Saturday in 22-degree weather.
The Eagles and Spiders now have matching 1-2 records on the season.
Bailey Zerr scored for the Spiders with 19:42 left in the game to give the hosts a 5-2 lead. But Hoon scored an unassisted goal with 11:09 to play to cut into the deficit.
AU sophomore Sarah Bootman brought the Eagles within 5-4 with 3:10 to play with her first goal of the season. Richmond goalkeeper Emily Boyce made a save with 24 seconds left to seal the win.
"In our best defensive effort of the season so far, we were unable to convert," said American head coach Emma Wallace. "Richmond played a very aggressive game.
"Rose (Redfoot) had a breakout day in the goal with 10 saves and two ground balls. We look forward to being back at Jacobs Field on Wednesday to face annual rival UMBC."
Hoon, a sophomore midfielder who now leads AU with 11 goals this season, had two scores in the opening 10 minutes to give AU a 2-1 lead. But Richmond scored twice in a span of 1:17 later in the half to take a 3-2 edge into halftime.
Redfoot's 10 saves matched her season-high in the AU net. Richmond outshot the Eagles 28-12 and held a 7-4 edge in draw controls.
American's matchup at home Wednesday with UMBC begins at 3 p.m.