American Opens Season with Victory

Aug. 29, 2003

EMMITSBURG, Md. - American University's Marcela Ricupero (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Academia Cotopaxi) took a pass from Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis) in the penalty box and deftly kicked it behind her into the right corner of the net for the lone goal of the game. Jimenez had created the opening by taking the ball down the left side of the field, and then kicking it into the goal area. The game was delayed by 45 minutes after a thunderstorm went went through the area. However, the delay did not slow the Eagles down offensively as they outshot the Mount 10 to five in the opening half. Jimenez had four shots in the game while Simone Konig (Gartringen, Germany/School of Economics in Boblingen) took three shots. Freshman Christina Gonzalez (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) started the game and had a pair of shots on goal. Senior Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell) started for the Eagles in goal and notched two saves. Freshman Alison Doyle started the second period and picked up one save. Doyle faced heavy pressure in the last five minutes of the game, including a penaly kick with five seconds left in the game, and responded very well in her first varsity game. AU will next play at Virginia Tech on Tuesday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. Scoring: AU - Marcela Ricupero (Anabel Jimenez; 35:34) Shots: AU 17; MT 6 Saves: AU 3; MT 6 Corners: AU 4; MT 0 Fouls: AU 15; AU 12