American Defeats Navy in Overtime, 5-4

October 14, 2003

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - American University's Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis) scored three goals, including the gamewinner at 92:07 to lead American University to a 5-4 overtime victory over Navy. The win lifts the Eagles to 6-5-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the Patriot League. It is only AU's second win ever over Navy, with the last being in the Patriot League tournament in 2002. Jimenez got the Eagles going early when she was able to capitalize on a Navy defensive mistake. Simone Konig (Gartringen, Germany/School of Economics in Boblingen) gained possession of the ball off of a keeper touch, and passed it to Jimenez, who was able to take advantage of an open net at 23:44. The goal tied things up at one apiece. American went into the half trailing by a goal, 2-1, however freshman Christina Gonzalez (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) once again knotted the game up at two early in the second half. Konig controlled the ball after it hit the cross, and passed it over to Gonzalez, who had a open net to shoot at 47:56. American scored the next two goals as Marcela Ricupero (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Academia Cotopaxi) tied the game at three apiece, after Konig and Jimenez both assisted on the goal (60:28). Jimenez gave American its first lead of the game when she headed in a corner kick from Lena Winkler (Denver, Colo./St. Mary's) at 76:05. Navy tied the game at four goals each at 84:37 to eventually send the game into overtime, but Jimenez was up to the task. She scored her third goal of the game just 2:07 into OT. Her third goal gave her 20 in her AU career, just the third person to ever do so. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but was moved up because of weather. While the time change helped, both teams had to contend with a lot of wind and rain late in the game. Senior Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell) started for the Eagles in goal and notched five saves and faced 17 shots. American will next play at Lehigh on Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Scoring: N - Stacy Finley (Amelia Sheveland; 11:39) AU - Anabel Jimenez (Simone Konig; 35:34) N - Stacy Finley (Stephanie Parker; 27:45) AU - Christina Gonzalez (S. Konig; 47:56) N - Stacy Finley (S. Parker, Katie Eames; 49:26 AU - Marcela Ricupero (S. Konig, A. Jimenez; 60:28) AU - Anabel Jimenez (Lena Winkler; 76:05) N - Meggie Curran (Sarah Hessinger; 84:37) AU - Anabel Jimenez (Unassisted; 92:07) Shots: American 5-5-1 - 11; Navy 7-10-0 - 17 Fouls: American 2-5-0 - 7; Navy 11-3-1 - 15 Corners: American 0-2-1 - 3; Navy 5-1-0 - 6 Saves: American 303-0 - 6; Navy 2-0-0 - 2