American Defeats Crosstown Foe Howard, 3-0

American Defeats Crosstown Foe Howard, 3-0

The American University women's soccer team had its offense rolling on Wednesday afternoon against D.C. foe Howard. Senior Lindsay Muri and junior Kelly Donovan connected on all three goals as the forward duo paced the Eagles in the their 3-0 victory over the Bison.

The AU offense put on a clinic with 30 total shots and 11 on target. The Eagles also held Howard to five shots and two on goal.

"It was good to get our offense going with the goals we scored today. We have attacked well in our games this season, but putting chances away is important for us to close matches," said head coach Anabel Hering.

American did just that, scoring its first goal in the 15th minute as senior defender Michaela Cowgill sent a long service to Donovan who passed quickly into the box for a running Muri, finishing it from one yard out.

The Eagles started the started the second half even faster, scoring in the 48th minute as Muri sent in a cross from just outside the box, hitting off the foot of senior Nicole Paviglionite before Donovan was able to finish it. 

AU put the game away with Muri second goal of the match as a long cross from Donovan was only bettered by the run from Muri in the 69th minute.

Making her third start of the year, senior goalkeeper Charlene Belanger improved to 2-1 and with her second shutout. She now boasts a 0.30 goals against average, 14 saves and a .933 save percentage.

The Eagles hit the road next with a matchup at VCU on Sunday at 3 p.m.