Final Score: Riverhawks 4, FIT Tigers 0
Updated Records: AACC 2-1 overall, 1-0 conference. Tigers 2-3 overall, 2-1 conference
Location: Howard Community College – Columbia, MD
Box Score: Found here
The Riverhawks earned the 4-0 win over the NJCAA DIII Region XV Tigers of the Fashion Institute of Technology this afternoon (9/15). The win was game one & day one of the Dragon Invitational Tournament hosted by Howard Community College in Columbia, MD.
AACC sophomores Madeline Stevenson (Severn, MD/Archbishop Spalding) and Angelina Horan (Lothian, MD/Calverton) would find each other for the Riverhawk 1-0 lead, as Stevenson finished past the Tiger goalkeeper twelve mintues into the match. With scoring opportunities continuing to fire from the Riverhawk offense, Randal Graham (Bowie, MD/Bowie) would tally the next AACC goal, assisted by Angela Sarrach (Crofton, MD/South River) at the 30 minute mark. Off an assist from Stevenson, Reyna Bocanegra (Severn, MD/North County) would register her first goal of the season, giving the Riverhawks a 3-0 lead over the Tigers, as time would expire for the first half.
Finding each other again, Stevenson would score just minutes into the second half of a Horan assist putting AACC up 4-0. That early goal would hold as the final score of the match, as the Riverhawks would earn the 4-0 victory. AACC would finish with 35 shots on the day (FIT - 3) as the offense controlled the ball well throughout the match. Melissa Stagnitta (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) would contribute to the shutout as AACC goalkeeper for the majority of the game (71:15), facing one shot and recording one save. Horan would step in for Stagnitta finishing out (18:45) and recording a save of her own.
The Riverhawks will travel back to Howard Community College in Columbia, MD for Day 2 (9/16) of the Dragon Invitational Tournament where they are scheduled to face the NJCAA DIII Region XIX Jersey Blues of Brookedale Community College at 11:00 a.m.
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