WASHINGTON – Unable to overcome a hot start by the visiting Cardinals, the American lacrosse team dropped a 20-6 decision to 10th-ranked Louisville Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Field.
Louisville (9-3) got out to a 7-0 lead five and a half minutes into the opening period to take control of the contest. Following an AU timeout, junior Olivia Mangan scored back-to-back goals to put the Eagles on the scoreboard, but the Cardinals closed out the half on a 7-1 run.
After the break, Louisville extended its advantage to 16-3 before Madison Hoon and Terese Buechli each scored on free-position attempts to get the Eagles back within 11. However, American would get no closer the rest of the way.
The Eagles (3-9) were outshot, 30-15, for the game, and gave up a 19-9 advantage on ground balls. Additionally, Louisville was able to score on six of its nine free-position attempts, while American was 2-of-5 for the game.
Four different AU players scored against Louisville, led by Mangan's two goals. Meanwhile, Cortnee Daley led the Cardinals with six goals, while Faye Brust and Hannah Kolski each finished with five tallies.
The Eagles return to action this Saturday, April 4, when they visit Lafayette in a Patriot League contest at 4 p.m.