Eagles Fall in Road Matchup at Navy

Eagles Fall in Road Matchup at Navy

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The April 22 home game against Holy Cross, originally listed at 1 p.m. on the schedule, will now start at noon.  The game will close out the home schedule for AU, and will also serve as the 2017 Senior and Alumnae Day.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Senior Madison Hoon tallied her third hat trick of the season on Wednesday, April 19, but it wasn't enough to lift the American University lacrosse team over Navy as the Eagles fell to the Midshipmen, 21-8.

American now sits at 3-11 overall for the season and 1-6 in the Patriot League while Navy rises to 11-4 and 6-1 in the league.

Hoon was one of five Eagles to contribute to the scoresheet for American.  She led with three goals while senior Sarah Bootman put up a team-high four points with one goal and three assists.  Junior Jennifer DeSimone added another two goals while sophomore Sam Breeze and freshman Izabella Lopez each added one.

Hoon led the team across the board with three ground balls, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers.  Flynn also contributed three ground balls along with one draw control.

The Mids were led by Jenna Collins' four goals followed by a set of three-goal efforts from Kelly Larkin, Morgan Young, Kayla Harris and Andie O'Sullivan.  Five other Midshipmen added to the team's final score.

Navy led throughout the game, building up a 3-0 lead before DeSimone put the Eagles on the board off of an assist from Bootman.  DeSimone added one more goal off a free position shot along with Bootman and Hoon, but a pair of 3-0 runs and another two goals in the final 10 minutes gave the Mids a 12-4 advantage heading into halftime.

Breeze and Hoon cut that lead down to seven within the first 10 minutes of the second half, but Navy responded with four unanswered goals to build back up to an 11-point lead.  Hoon put away her third and final goal off an unassisted shot, and Lopez closed AU's scoring efforts in the final ten minutes, but the Mids continued to build their lead with four more goals in the final 15 minutes.

Navy outshot American 36-24 for the game and won 18 of the 31 draw controls.  The Mids also had the edge with 24 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers.

American will return home for one final time on Saturday, April 22, to host Holy Cross at noon for Senior and Alumnae Day.  There, five Eagles will prepare to close their collegiate careers as seniors Sarah BootmanKayla FlynnMadison HoonShauna Norris and Daniella Pino celebrate their four years at AU.

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