Ashlea Carl scored the first goal of the game for the Tigers on Sunday.
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Ashlea Carl scored the first goal of the game for the Tigers on Sunday.
American Defeats @Towson_FH, 6-2
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 10/14/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior Ashlea Carl gave the Towson University field hockey team an early lead but it was not enough as American University earned a 6-2 victory. Sophomore Tashani Dickson made 10 saves for the Tigers (1-14).

Carl gave the Tigers a lead just 1:34 into the game as she scored off a penalty corner. Fellow senior Kate Nolan recorded the assist on the goal.

American scored the next four goals of the game to take a 4-1 advantage at 21:01 of the first half. Shelly Montgomery had a goal and an assist during that stretch for the Eagles.

Towson would strike one more time before the half as junior Caite Barnwell scored at 22:57. Senior Kasie Nurko and sophomore Kelly Mattingly earned the assists on Barnwell's goal.

American outshot the Tigers 10-6 in the first half.

American scored two more goals in the second half to make it a 6-2 game. Montgomery scored her second goal of the game while Alex McMakin added a goal.

American finished the game outshooting the Tigers 26-9 and held a 9-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Ashley Dalisera made a save to earn the win in goal for the Eagles while playing 44:24 in goal. Stephanie Burry made two saves while playing the remaining 25:36 in goal.

Towson returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 16 when the Tigers visit Maryland for a 7 p.m. game.

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