American Women's Soccer Earns Berth in Patriot League Championship Game

November 7, 2003

WASHINGTON - American University used a first-half goal by freshman midfielder Christina Gonzalez (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) and dodged a late bullet to pull out a 1-0 victory in the Patriot League Championship Tournament semifinals an earn a berth in Sunday's championship game. American dominated the first half of playing, outshooting the Black Knights 12-0, but couldn't find the net until the 24th minute, when senior Anabel Jimenez (Kensington, Md./Bullis) carried the ball down the right side of the field and found Gonzalez alone in the middle of the field. Gonzalez corraled the ball, and beat Army's goaltender high. Army did not fire its first shot until the 52nd minute, and tallied just three shots total. However, with just one minute remaining, the Black Knights' Delaney Brown snagged a through pass on the left side of the field and came in alone on AU goaltender Lauren Wohl (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/Bucknell). Wohl came out and cut down the angle, forcing Brown to fire just wide left. The Black Knights could not muster another scoring attempt. With the win, American earns a berth in the Patriot League championship game on Sunday, Nov. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. The Eagles will play Navy, which defeated Colgate in the semifinals, 3-2. Scoring: AU - Christina Gonzalez (Anabel Jimenez; 23:54) Shots: American 16; Army 3 Fouls: American 11; Army 17 Corners: American 6; Army 0 Saves: American 1; Army 9