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American Edges Women's Soccer 1-0

Oct. 19, 2013

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(5-8-1, 1-5-0)
  1 2 F
 Lafayette 0 0 0
 American 0 1 1
Box Score (PDF) | Box Score

(6-8-1, 4-1-1)
 Scoring Summary
 Player  Assist Time
 AU - Muri Unassisted 51:42
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Sedillo 90:00 1 6
 AU- Belanger 90:00 0 3

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Freshman goalkeeper Danielle Sedillo matched her career high with six saves, but American used an early second-half goal and held on for a 1-0 victory over Lafayette on Saturday afternoon at Reeves Field. 

With the result Lafayette moves to 5-8-1 overall and 1-5-0 in Patriot League play. American improves to 6-8-1 on the season and 4-1-1 in the conference.

“For the first 25 minutes and the last 35 of the second half I thought we played quite well,” head coach Mick Statham said. “There were a lot of things that we did well, but, obviously goals change games. Our performance was short of a goal.”

Following a scoreless first half in which American held a 9-6 edge in shots, the Eagles struck in the 51st minute for the game's lone goal. The decisive score came from Lindsay Muri on an impressive individual effort that saw her carry the ball into Lafayette penalty area before firing a shot past Sedillo to put the Eagles ahead.

From there the Eagles limited Lafayette's chances offensively and held the Maroon and White to three shots in the period. The Leopards were led by Jaclyn Giordano and and Joanna Scotti, who registered four and three shots, respectively. In goal for American was Charlene Belanger, who totaled three saves in the shutout.

The Leopards did manage to double up the Eagles with six corner kicks, compared to Lafayette's three, but were unable to capitalize on any of the set pieces.

Lafayette returns to action on Wednesday evening against Patriot League foe Bucknell. Kickoff from Oaks Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

Game Notes:

The Eagles have taken the last two meetings from Lafayette. 

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