American Edged by George Washington

Sept. 10, 2003

WASHINGTON - American University sophomore Marcela Ricupero (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Academia Cotopaxi) scored AU's only goal of the game after receiving a pass from senior Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis). Ricupero headed the ball into the back of the net at the 86:58 mark. The Eagles had plenty of chances versus the Colonials as they were outshot by just one, 14-13. However, several of AU's best opportunities were just off goal. Freshman Arya Hariharan (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock North) created a couple of outstanding chances for herself, but could not convert. Junior Maha Elnabawi (Herndon, Va./Oakton) had three shots on goal, but was also turned away. Freshman Alison Doyle (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic) made her third straight start in the net and played well early with a pair of solid saves. She finished with two saves on nine shots. Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell) played the last 21 minutes of the game and picked up two saves on five shots. AU will next play at home against Loyola on Saturday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be away, but a problem with Loyola's turf mandated the change. Scoring: GW - Kim Warner (Meggan Eckert; 18:31) GW - Ashley Squires (Lise Backman; 43:08) GW - Sarah Sample (Unassisted; 62:40) AU - Marcela Ricupero (Anabel Jimenez; 86:58) Shots: AU 13; GW 14 Saves: AU 4; GW 6 Corners: AU 3; GW 5 Fouls: AU 13; GW 20