@AU_Lacrosse to Close Road Schedule at Holy Cross

Team during the National Anthem before facing Navy (4/18/18)

Game 15 ·  American (3-11, 0-6 PL) at Holy Cross (5-10, 3-4 PL)
Saturday, April 21, 2018  ·  2 p.m. ET  ·  Worcester, Mass. (Kuzniewski Field)
All-Time Record: 
Holy Cross leads, 13-6
Stream: Patriot League Network on Watch Stadium

WASHINGTON - The American University women's lacrosse team will make its final road trip of the 2018 regular season on Saturday as the Eagles travel to Holy Cross for a 2 p.m. draw.

American is 3-11 overall the season and 0-6 in the Patriot League after Wednesday's loss to No. 11 Navy on Jacobs Field. The Crusaders are 5-10 overall, 3-4 in the PL, after falling in back-to-back games against Lehigh, 15-11, and Boston University, 16-7.

THE SERIES
Although American claimed the first of the 19-game series against Holy Cross in 2002, 10-6, the Crusaders have since gained a 13-6 advantage with four consecutive victories since the 2014 season.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
American was led by a two-goal effort from freshman Emma Vinall during the 24-5 loss to No. 11 Navy on Wednesday. Sophomores Casey Harkins and Izabella Jade each added one goal along with Erica Skowron, who netted an early goal to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first minutes of the game. Vinall leads AU's scoring efforts with 29 goals, followed by seniors Lexi Perez (19) and Leah Brennan (17), who have both earned new career-highs this season.

Erica Skowron leads the overall offensive production for the Eagles with 36 points, including a team-high 22 assists. Skowron, who broke single-game records for assists (6) and points (11) earlier this season, is now two assists away from tying the program-record of 24 by Olivia Mangan in 2016.

Junior Sydney Fry leads the team with a career-high 30 ground balls while Brennan holds a team-high 52 draw controls, also good for a career-best.

Sophomore Ana Freda has taken over the starting position in goal for the Eagles and holds a .314 save percentage and 21.36 goals against average. 

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
Holy Cross is coming off a 16-7 loss to Boston University on Wednesday. Keely Connors and Bryn Carroll led the team with two goals each, followed by one from Kerianne Moran, Baker Earl, and Maggie Moriarty.

Connors leads the overall offensive efforts for the Crusaders with a team-high 34 points (32 goals, 2 assists). Moriarty has pitched in a team-high 10 assists. Connors also leads the team with 62 draw controls while Emma Gill has picked up a team-high 36 ground balls.

Holy Cross leads the league with 9.67 caused turnovers per game behind the efforts of Audrey Mandaro, who averages a league-high 1.93 per game for 30 total in 15 games.

Julia Maloney leads the team in goal and holds a .434 save percentage and 12.99 goals against average. 

UP NEXT…
The Eagles will return home for the final two games of the regular season, hosting Lafayette at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Lehigh at noon on Saturday for Senior Day. For the latest on American Lacrosse, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_Lacrosse.