Sept. 21, 2008
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The American University women's soccer team dropped its third straight contest on the road, falling to Long Island 2-0 in Brooklyn on Sunday. The Eagles fall to 3-4-1 on the season, while Blackbirds improve to 6-1-1.
The Eagles got their first opportunity to get on the board in the 31st minute when Allison Slattery was able to get off a shot from a corner kick that forced Blackbird keeper Amy Johnson to punch the attempt over the crossbar.
LIU took three shots in the first half, but none on goal and the teams took a 0-0 slate into the second half. The scoreless tie would last until the 56th minute of the game when Ariana Calderon headed in an Amy Johnson corner to give the Blackbirds a 1-0 advantage. LIU upped its lead to 2-0 at 74:47 when Aly Hanson finished a shot to the far post on assists from Jessica Roelant and Calderon.
The Eagles would get their best attempt to cut the deficit to one with five minutes remaining in the half when Kelsey Brasher broke free for a one-on-one situation, but Johnson came out and smothered the shot to preserve her shutout and the 2-0 victory.
Both sides took eight shots in the contest and Long Island held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Eagles will continue the non-conference portion of their schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 23 when they welcome cross-town rival George Washington to Reeves Field for a 4 p.m. kickoff.