The American University women's soccer team got back on the winning track Friday afternoon at Reeves Field, defeating Delaware State, 2-0. The Eagles controlled much of the match, outshooting the Hornets, 28-4.
Senior Lindsay Muri led the attack for AU, netting her second goal of the season, while firing off an impressive nine shots, six on goal. Sophomore midfielder Marley Jennings scored the game-winner 18 minutes into the match with a rocket of a shot from 30 yards out.
"It was good to get our offense going and some confidence back in the victory," said head coach Anabel Hering. "We didn't capitalize on all of our opportunities, but it was a good, aggressive, attacking style for a lot of the game."
American squeezed off 14 shots in each half, while limiting Delaware State to only two in each frame.
Jennings' blast came unassisted off a turnover at 18:15 in the first stanza.
The Eagles went nearly 50 minutes in between scores however as Hornets goalkeeper Katelyn Koslosky made 10 saves for DSU.
AU finally broke through in the 81st minute as sophomore Danielle Krachie set up Muri for the insurance goal from 18 yards.
Senior goalkeeper Charlene Belanger, making her first start of the season, picked up the clean sheet with a save in a perfect 90 minutes.
10 Eagles registered a shot in the match, with eight tallying two or more.
American will look to keep the momentum going on Sunday when the Eagles take on the Fairfield Stags at 1 p.m.