Goldblum, Vinall Spark @AU_Lacrosse to 21-3 Win

Kendall Goldblum carries the ball

WASHINGTONEmma Vinall and Kendall Goldblum had matching eight-point games, each posting five goals and three assists as American beat Presbyterian College, 21-3, in a non-conference women's lacrosse match Saturday at the Jacobs Complex.

The Eagles improved to 2-3 overall this season, while the Blue Hose are now 0-5.


Izabella Jade also had a hat trick for the Eagles and finished with four points. Hali Sibilia had two goals and two assists for four points.

Leah Brennan, Casey Harkins and Peyton Smith each finished with three points.

• Goldblum had four of her markers in the first half, with Vinall chipping in three as AU took a 13-0 lead at halftime. The Eagles out-shot the Blue Hose 25-0 in the opening period.

• Presbyterian scored the first goal of the second half to end the Eagles' scoring streak and trailed 15-2 when AU went on another five-goal scoring run.

• AU finished with a 37-6 edge in shots and a 20-5 advantage in draw controls.

• Presbyterian goalkeeper Kayla Koch finished with nine saves.

• The offensive outburst marked the first time AU has scored 20 goals in a game since a 20-9 win at home against VCU on Feb. 7, 2015.


American is home again this week, facing Howard on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Howard contest is a make-up date after the original game was postponed on Feb. 20 due to weather.