Women's Soccer Earns Right to Host Patriot League Championship Tournament

November 2, 2003

WASHINGTON - Sophomore midfield Simone Konig's (Gartringen, Germany/School of Economics in Boblingen) corner kick in overtime sailed into the far corner of the net, propelling the Eagles to a 2-1 victory and granting American right to host next weekend's Patriot League Championship Tournament. American opend the scoring in the 19th minute with a header by Christina Gonzalez (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central). Konig streaked down the right side and crossed the ball to Gonzalez on the far side, who then floated a header over the approaching goaltender into the top right corner. Army knotted the score at one less than 14 minutes later, when Emily Cook snaked a pass through the middle of the American defense and Jen Pascucci chipped it over the head of goalkeeper Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell). Both teams remained scoreless in the second stanza. American fired four shots in the second half, compared with Army's three. The Eagles had 12 shots on the game and Army fired six. Just over four minutes into overtime, Konig's corner kick from the left side curved to the far post. Army goaltender Rebecca Garcia tipped the ball, but it was not enough to prevent it from sneaking inside the right post. With the win, American tied Navy for the Patriot League regular season title, but earned the right to host the league tournament by virtue of the Eagles' 5-4 regular season win over the Midshipmen. The Patriot League Championship Tournament will be held on Reeves Field on Friday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The championship game will be held Nov. 9 at Reeves Field at 1 p.m. Scoring: AU - Christina Gonzalez (Simone Konig; 19:32 ARMY - Jen Pascucci (Emily Cook; 33:11) AU - Konig (Unassisted; 94:30) Shots: American 12; Army 6 Fouls: American 9; Army 22 Corners: American 4; Army 2 Saves: American 4; Army 6