Game 11 · American (3-7, 0-2 PL) at Loyola Maryland (6-2, 2-0 PL)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 · 6:00 p.m. ET · Baltimore, Md. (Ridley Athletic Complex)
All-Time Record: Loyola leads, 19-0
Stream: Patriot League Network on Watch Stadium
SCHEDULE UPDATE: American's March 31st home game against Lafayette has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.
WASHINGTON - The American University women's lacrosse team will face its toughest challenge yet this season, as the Eagles travel to ninth-ranked Loyola Maryland for a 6 p.m. draw on Wednesday.
AU (3-7, 0-2 PL) is still in search of its first Patriot League victory after falling to Bucknell and Army West Point last week. The Greyhounds (6-2, 2-0 PL), on the other hand, stretched their win streak to six consecutive games after victories over Army West Point and Lehigh started the conference schedule.
Loyola dominates the series against American, 19-0, dating back to March 31, 1992.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Senior Lexi Perez earned her second career hat trick, the 11th this season for the Eagles, during Saturday's 17-8 loss to Army West Point. A total of five Eagles contributed to the final score for AU, including senior Leah Brennan, sophomore Casey Harkins, sophomore Amanda Medjid and freshman Peyton Smith.
Sophomore Erica Skowron leads the team with 30 points on 10 goals and a team-high 20 assists. Freshman Emma Vinall is second with 23 points off a team-best 23 goals followed by Perez's 21 points on 19 goals and two assists.
Brennan leads the team in the circle with 47 draw controls followed by Vinall with 39. Junior goalkeeper Fiona Geier has picked up a team-high 23 ground balls followed by 21 from Vinall and junior Sydney Fry.
Geier leads the team in net with a league-high 90 saves. She averages 13.5 goals against per game off a .431 save percentage.
SCOUTING THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola enters the game ranked ninth in Division I after earning six consecutive victories, including four over teams ranked in the top-15 in the NCAA - No. 13 Penn State (OT 16-15), No. 10 Towson (3OT 14-13), No. 14 Princeton (13-7) and No 8 Virginia (19-18). The Greyhounds currently hold a 36-game win streak in Patriot League regular season games.
Hannah Powers leads the team with 30 points after scoring 16 goals and contributing a team-high 14 assists. Frankie Kamely, who has scored a team-high 24 goals, ties with Livy Rosenzweig (15 goals, 10 assists) with 25 points each, followed by 23 points from Taylor VanThof (22 goals, 1 assist) and 20 from Hannah Savage (8 goals, 12 assists).
VanThof leads the team with 44 draw controls followed by Rosenzweig with 36 while Lindsey Ehrhardt has picked up a team-high 15 ground balls.
Kady Glynn leads the team with the net, allowing only 12.48 goals per game with a .449 save percentage. Kaitlyn Larsson has also put in good minutes in goal with a 5.98 goals against average and a .686 save percentage.
The Eagles will return home on Saturday, April 7, for a 1 p.m. draw against Boston University. For the latest on American Lacrosse, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_Lacrosse.