Feb. 19, 2009
The American University women's lacrosse team dropped a 10-6 decision to Drexel on Wednesday at Vidas Field in Philadelphia. Senior Leslie Fischer led the team in points with two goals and one assist and Kira Sonberg added two goals.
The Eagles came out strong scoring the first goal off a free position shot by Gina Ibello. Drexel answered back with five goals, including three from Charlotte Wood, to take a 5-1 lead. After a brief timeout from American, Leslie Fischer got the Eagles back on the score board, making the score 5-2 going into halftime.
Drexel increased its lead in the second half scoring three unanswered goals. Fischer then scored her second goal of the day to make the score 8-3. Drexel scored one more goal before American started to turn the game around.
American held Drexel scoreless for the final 13 minutes of the game. Sonberg got the Eagles going as she scored one of her two goals in the second half. Freshmen Bern Maher scored her first collegiate goal with an assist from Fischer. The Eagles continued to fight back as Sonberg scored the last goal in the final nine seconds of the game.
Alyssa Romano led the Eagles with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Whitney Kovar also added two caused turnovers.
Frankie Solomon recorded eight saves for the Eagles before freshman goal keeper Kaska Komosinski took the field. Komosinski registered four saves in the final 22 minutes of the game.
"We played much better in the second half and if we play like that for 60 minutes we will do well this year" head coach Katie Woods
said. "We are continuing to learn and we will get better as a team as we gain more experience throughout the season."
American will host cross town rival George Washington next Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m.