The American University women's soccer team held Richmond scoreless in the second half of Saturday night's game, but couldn't overcome a 2-0 first half deficit as they fell to the Spiders.
"Richmond took advantage of their chances and Becca Wann is a special player," said Head Coach Dave Bucciero. "I am happy with the way we played on both sides of the ball and we are a better team today than three weeks ago. Our total focus now has to be on conference play and a new season that starts tomorrow."
Wann tallied both goals for Richmond (4-5-0) just four and a half minutes apart in the first half. Her first came off a cross from Violet Miller while Ashley Williams added the assist on the second off a deflection on a corner in the 17th minute.
American (2-7-2) was able to hold the Spiders scoreless after the break, with Charlene Belanger coming up with six saves in the second half. The Eagles had two opportunities in the 57th minute but both Jasmine Mohandesi and Kirsten Eriksen's shots were blocked in front of the net.
The Spiders held a 21-6 advantage in shots in the game, with a 10-2 margin in shots on goal. Belanger notched eight saves in goal for the Eagles.
American will kick off Patriot League play on Friday, September 28 when it travels to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy at 7 p.m.