Freshman Erin Mulhern came off the bench to record her first-career goal and it proved to be the difference in the American University women's soccer team's 1-0 victory over New Hampshire Friday afternoon in a match that took place in Burlington, Vt.
Mulhern's goal, which came in the 27th minute, came on a low shot from 15 yards out after receiving a pass from classmate Lindsay Muri. For Muri, the helper was her second of the young season as she recorded an assist on Carleigh Morba's goal in AU's win over UMBC a week before.
Junior Klare Lazor played all 90 minutes in goal for American (2-1) to earn her first-career shutout. She made three saves.
Besides Mulhern's goal, the match was relatively even on the statsheet with both the Eagles and New Hampshire (0-2) recording eight shots. AU held a slight advantage in corner kicks, 4-3.
"I thought we played very well and created a number of opportunities," commented Head Coach Dave Bucciero. "I thought Erica Correa [the UNH goalkeeper] played a very good game to prevent more goals for us. We're very happy with this win and hopefully we can carry over this good play into Sunday's match against Vermont."
The Eagles will remain in Burlington to face host Vermont on Sunday, August 28. The match against the Catamounts, originally scheduled for 1 p.m., has been moved up three hours to 10 a.m. in anticipation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. Sunday's match can be watch live on Vermont's website by clicking here.