American Downed By Virginia Commonwealth

Sept. 24, 2003

RICHMOND, Va. - American University played Virginia Commonwealth to a draw for the first 60 minutes of the game, but eventually the Rams scored twice to earn the 2-0 victory. The Eagles were outshot 19-5 by VCU, but Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell) played very well, picking up ten saves. Sophomore Simone Konig (Gartringen, Germany/School of Economics in Boblingen) led AU's offense with three shots while Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis) had one great shot on goal at 72:47. Freshman Jenna Abbondi (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) hit the post with her shot at 53:08. Statistically, the Rams had an advantage in shots (19-5), corners (4-2) and fouls (14-6). VCU goalie Chrissy Lloyd only had one save, stopping Jimenez' shot at 72:47. AU will next play at home against Holy Cross on Saturday, September 27, at 1 p.m. It will be the first Patriot League game of the year for American, while Holy Cross opened with a 1-0 loss to Army. Scoring: VCU - Catherine Duchesne (Hedda Gardsjord; 60:40) VCU - Jen Parsons (Catherine Duchesne; 74:32) Shots: AU 5; VCU 19 Saves: AU 10; VCU 1 Corners: AU 2; VCU 4 Fouls: AU 6; VCU 14