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Post by notjuanjones on Nov 12, 2016 11:42:27 GMT -5
It's already been a big weekend for AU athletics, with the prospect of even bigger wins.
Field hockey plays today at 11:30 this morning at top-seeded Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after beating Kent State 2-1 in the NCAA play-in game last Wednesday at AU. The Eagles ranked 19th in the country going into the game with Duke, with a 14-6 record. If AU can pull off the upset it would play the winner of Delaware-Louisville on Sunday for a berth in the national semifinals.
AU's men's soccer plays for an NCAA berth Sunday afternoon at 1 when it will host second-seeded Colgate in the Patriot League championship game at Reeves. The Eagles are coming off a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime win Friday at Reeves over fifth-seeded Bucknell. AU trailed for almost the entire game before getting the game-tying goal with just two minutes left in regulation from Jake Garcia off a great cross from senior midfielder Panos Nakhid. Garcia then scored the game-winner early in the second overtime. AU (11-5-4 overall) hasn't made the NCAAs in soccer since 2004.
Women's basketball won its season opener with a convincing win Friday at Youngstown State, 77-64. Lauren Chrisler had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds). Great start for Coach Gebbia's team.