Sep 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — The American University women's soccer team is looking to bounce back after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Bucknell against Navy on Wednesday evening. The Midshipmen are the lone undefeated team in the PL through two games.
- Still in Charge — Senior Yari Bradfield leads the Patriot League in goals with seven and has scored in both league games this season. Bradfield has scored six of her seven goals at Reeves Field. Bradfield is three goals shy of tying head coach Anabel Hering's 2002 and 2003 mark of 10 goals in a single-season.
- Assist Queen — Senior Audrey Denkler is one assist shy of jumping into seventh place on the AU single-season record for assists. Denkler added her PL-leading fifth assist on Yari Bradfield's goal against Bucknell last Saturday. Denkler needs three more assists to join the AU career records list.
- Keeper Stays Fresh — Sophomore Ryleigh Brown has seen quite a bit of shots since turning the calendar to league play. Of the 26 shots on goal, Brown has allowed three to get past her. Brown is third in the league with a 0.79 goals against average and 51 saves but leads the league averaging 6.4 saves per contest.
- Competition for Top PL Player — Navy defender Basley McClaskey leads the league in points with 14 and is one goal behind Yari Bradfield with six. The Mids have seen a rush from the defensive side with McClaskey and Alex Jackson finding the back of the net a combined 10 times. Jackson scored twice as a central defender versus Loyola Maryland on Friday.
- Beat The Streak — American has fallen to Navy eight straight games, dating back to 2011. The Eagles faced Navy in their PL Tournament appearance in 2015 and have not scored against Navy since 2014. American has won three of 12 matches in Annapolis, a rivalry dating back since 1994.
- Who to Beat — Navy goalkeeper Sydney Fortson has seen nearly the least amount of shots per game (2.4) with five shutouts. Fortson has allowed two or more goals three times this season with her worst performance against Penn when she allowed four on 17 shots.