American Plays Columbia Even After 110 Minutes

Sept. 21, 2003

WASHINGTON - In a game where both teams had numerous chances to score, neither ultimately could find the back of the net. In the end it was American University's defense, led by Amy Muller (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Valley Stream Central), Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell) and Lena Winkler (Denver, Colo./St. Mary's Academy) that helped the Eagles avoid a loss and come away with a 0-0 tie. The Eagles are now 2-3-1 on the season. Defensively, Muller from the sweep position as well Winkler, Jillian Savani (Woolrich, Pa./Central Mountain) and Amber Sheldon (Saunderstown, R.I./North Kingstown) all took turns making key plays to keep the ball out of the AU end of the field. Wohl finished the afternoon with 10 saves. Offensively the Eagles were led by Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis), who took seven shots and had a couple of late opportunities to score. Simone Konig (Gartringen, Germany/School of Economics in Boblingen) took four shots on goal while freshman Kristie Fontana (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) had a season-high five shots. Statistically, American took seven more shots (26-19), and also had an advantage in corner kicks (8-6) and fouls (6-18). AU will next play at Virginia Commonwealth Wednesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. Shots: AU 26; Columbia 19 Saves: AU 11; Columbia 14 Corners: AU 8; Columbia 6 Fouls: AU 6; Columbia 18