@AU_Lacrosse Returns for Noon Draw Against Detroit Mercy

Sophomore Izabella Jade vs. Richmond (2/17/2018)

Game 3 ·  American (0-2) vs. Detroit Mercy (0-2)
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018  ·  Noon ET  ·  Washington, D.C. (Jacobs Field)
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First Meeting
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WASHINGTON - The American University lacrosse team will look to mark its first win of the season on Sunday, as the Eagles host Detroit Mercy for a noon draw at Jacobs Field.

This is the first meeting between the two teams, both of which enter the contest at 0-2 overall this season.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
AU fell after a late surge from Central Michigan on Friday, 12-10. Sophomore Erica Skowron and freshmen Peyton Smith and Emma Vinall led the way for the Eagles with two goals each. Skowron and Smith also contributed an assist each, along with sophomore Izabella Jade.

Senior Leah Brennan, senior Lexi Perez, and Jade also added a goal each to the Eagles final tally against the Chippewas.

Vinall currently holds the top spot on the team in scoring with five goals, including a hat trick during her career debut against Richmond. She sits alongside sophomore Erica Skowron (two goals, three assists) with a team-high five points, followed by freshman Peyton Smith with four points (three goals, one assist) and sophomore Izabella Jade with three points (one goal, two assists).

Junior Fiona Geier joined an elite group in program history after she earned her 300th career save against the Chippewas. She has 28 for the season after bringing down 14 against both Richmond and CMU, and holds a .528 save percentage and 12.50 goals against average.

She leads the team with six ground balls alongside Skowron and Vinall, who also holds the top spot with 10 draw controls and 1.5 caused turnovers per game.

The Eagles are averaging 8.0 goals per game (.348) and are 3-for-9 in free position opportunities. Their opponents, on the other hand, are averaging 12.5 goals per game.

SCOUTING THE TITANS
Detroit Mercy is also in the hunt for its first win of the season after falling to No. 11 Northwestern, 21-2, and Ohio State, 20-5.

Kaitlyn Wandelt leads the team with four goals and one assist for five points. Meredith Moore is the team's next top scorer with two goals in the first two games of the season, followed by one goal from Lexie Kinmond.

Allison McDonough leads the team from the cage with 21 saves (.339) and a 20.5 goals against average.

Detroit averages 3.5 goals per game (.259) and is 1-for-3 in free position attempts while their opponents have averaged 20.5 goals per game.

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