WASHINGTON — The American University women's soccer team played one of its best games of the season, but an early goal in double overtime by Vermont's Brooke Jenkins pushed the Catamounts to a 1-0 victory on Sunday morning at Reeves Field.
American (1-7) finished with a 17-11 edge in shots and 10-3 in shots on goal. The Eagles pressured UVM keeper Coco Spekmaier all contest but did not find the back of the net for the fifth straight game. Despite not scoring, Alexandra Taylor and Yari Bradfield led the team with three shots on target apiece. Audrey Denkler had the best chance in the 81st minute which resulted in consecutive corner kick opportunities for the Eagles.
Ryleigh Brown made three saves and has allowed one goal a game during the three-game homestand. She now has a goals against average of 0.97 in five games.
Speckmaier finished with 10 saves. The Catamounts forced overtime for the fourth straight game and are now 4-2 on the season and 3-1 in extra time.
American begins Patriot League play next Saturday, Sept. 16 at Boston U. The Eagles won't return to Reeves Field until Sept. 27 against Navy.
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