Women’s Soccer Falls at George Mason, 2-1

Women’s Soccer Falls at George Mason, 2-1

American University women's soccer rallied in the second half, facing a two-goal at George Mason, but came up short 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Weather also worked against the Eagles as the game was called with 10:52 remaining in the game due to lightning storms in the D.C.-metro area. 

The Patriots scored two first half goals to take control early, getting the first six minutes into the contest and the second with less than ten to play in the period.

American rallied at the break however as senior goalkeeper Charlene Belanger made her season debut and entered the game and made six saves in a scoreless 34 minutes.

Senior Lindsay Muri made it a one-goal game in the 71st minute, finished the pass from classmate Nicole Paviglionite for her first goal of the season.

AU's momentum would be short lived however as severe thunderstorms forced a stop to play just eight minutes later as officials eventually called the action due to continued conditions which were forecasted to continue.

George Mason held the advantage in shots, 22-8, while also getting six corners to AU's two. American's goalkeeping kept them in it however as the Eagles totaled 10 saves in the game.

The eagles return to Reeves Field this Friday and begins a three-game homestand, beginning with Delaware State at 4 p.m.