American University women's soccer closed a three-game homestand this past Wednesday and hits the road on Sunday for a regional matchup with VCU. The Eagles and Rams will face off at 3 p.m.
The Eagles defeated cross-town foe Howard, 3-0, in their last matchup going 2-1 in the past three games at Reeves Field.
Senior forward Lindsay Muri scored twice against the Bison, both times taking the feed from junior Kelly Donovan. Muri also assisted on one score, this time setting up Donovan as the forward duo was truly in sync on their home pitch.
Goalkeeper Charlene Belanger is on a roll after missing the first three games of the season, making the last three starts for AU. Belanger has played all of the past 304 minutes for the Eagles, record two victories in shutout fashion with 14 saves and only one goal allowed over four games.
The defense in front of Belanger has also been strong as the back four of Kirsten Eriksen, Michaela Cowgill, Danielle Beard and Allie Day have combined to for a 1.02 goals against average, holding opponents to 33 shots on goal over seven games.
Offensively, Muri leads the way with 10 points, four goals, 23 shots and two assists. Sophomore Marley Jennings is second with two goals, four points and tied for the team lead with two helpers.
VCU is 2-3-2 on the season, coming off a 1-0 victory at Pittsburgh on Friday night. Sharon Wojick came through with the game-winner off a corner kick in the first half. Goalkeeper Emma Kruse made two saves for her second shutout of the year. Kruse have played every minute of every game this season, with 31 saves and a 2.01 goals against average.
Maren Johnson is the offensive leader for VCU with five goals on 20 shots, seven on goal. Gabby Dyer joins Johnson and Wojick as the goal scorers for the Rams this year.
American continues its three-game road swing and kicks off Patriot League play at Lehigh on Saturday, September 20.