WASHINGTON — The American University women's soccer team host Binghamton to conclude its three-game homestand on Friday afternoon at Reeves Field. The Eagles will then hit the road for a noon kick against Richmond on Sunday.
Just a Freshman
Fisayo Iluyomade leads the Eagles in goals (4) and points (8) through four games as a freshman. Not only is the also the league-leader in the two categories but she is tied for 18th in the NCAA in goals and 37th in points.
Queens of the Cage
American has played all three keepers this season with Ryleigh Brown and Amy Krotine each picking up road wins. Morgan Lang made the start against GW and made a season-high seven saves. Krotine and Lang split time in goal against VMI each recording a save.
With the game scoreless in the 57th minute, senior Kyanna Alleyne put the Eagles on the board after a through ball from Samm Francucci into the box. Reagan Gould was credited with the secondary assist on the goal. Late in the second half, Iluyomade added AU's second goal in the 84th minute
The Bearcats travel down to The District for a pair of games this weekend against American and George Mason. Binghamton is looking for its third straight win after defeating St. Francis Brooklyn and Manhattan last weekend. Binghamton swept the America East weekly awards with Essie Bonney earning Offensive Player of the Week, Erin Theiller was named Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Olivia McKnight took home Rookie of the Week honors. Bonney and McKnight lead the team with two goals each and McKnight has the team lead in points with six. In goal, Haylee Poltorak posts a 1.00 goals against average in with three shutouts four games.
Heading into Sunday's contest against American, the Spiders enter with a 1-2-1 mark riding a two-game losing streak with losses to Delaware and Elon. Alyssa Walker leads the Spiders with two goals and has the team lead in points with four. In goal, Jessica Stanfill has allowed eight goals on 25 shots on goal.
American will hit the road to face Richmond on Sunday afternoon.