WASHINGTON – Led by a strong offensive effort in the opening half, the American University lacrosse team rolled to a 12-4 non-conference victory over Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday afternoon at Jacobs Field.
Junior Jessica Wojciechowski led the Eagles' offense with four goals, as American had seven different players get on the scoreboard. Sophomore Madison Hoon and freshman Lexi Perez each added two goals, while sophomore Sarah Bootman tallied a goal and a team-leading three assists.
Wojciechowski tallied the first strike of the day on an assist from Bootman with 26:42 on the clock in the opening half and had a hat trick just over six minutes into the contest. The Eagles continued to cruise in the first period, going into the intermission with an 8-0 advantage.
The Mount (1-4) ended its scoring drought with a pair of free-position goals early in the second half, but American added four more goals to push its lead to double figures. The Mountaineers then tallied a pair of scores in the final two minutes with the Eagles' reserves in the game.
American (2-5) had a 24-16 shot advantage for the game, while the Mount had a slight 13-12 edge on ground balls. Freshman goalkeeper Rose Redfoot led the Eagles' effort in the cage, tallying eight saves and just two goals against in 53:42 of action.
"Today was a solid win and a full team effort," said American head coach Emma Wallace. "We came together on both sides of the ball, offensively, defensively and in the midfield. A lot of freshmen got a lot of experience today, which was great for them.
"We look forward to getting back to work to prepare for Holy Cross."
The Eagles are back at home this Saturday, March 14, when they host Patriot League foe Holy Cross in a 1 p.m contest.