Women's Lacrosse Tops GW, 17-6
April 6, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. -- Senior Jada Emery (Princeton, N.J.) and junior Hope Zelinger (Ellicott City, Md.) each tallied four goals to lift the University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team over George Washington, 17-6, at Garber Field. The win lifts UMass to 6-5 on the season and 2-1 in the A-10. GW drops to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic 10.
After the two teams exchanged goals for a 4-4 tie at the half the Minutewomen pulled away in the final 30 minutes of play. Emery scored her third goal of the game to open up the second half with a goal at the 29:11 mark. Sophomore Maura McGarrity (Chester Springs, Pa.) followed up Emery's quick goal with a score of her own, giving Massachusetts a 6-4 lead with 28:10 left in the game. The Minutewomen continued to click offensively, going on an 8-0 run to open up the half, jetting out to a 12-4 lead.
Colleen Schmidt ended the scoring drought for the Colonials, scoring at the 12:35 mark to get within 12-5 of the Minutewomen. UMass answered the GW goal with two more of its own as Zelinger and Kelli Kurtz (Schwenksville, Pa.) gave Massachusetts a 14-5 edge. Kurtz scored her second goal of the game when she was able to shoot the ball from behind her back to tally the goal.
Jacqueii Arfaa answered the pair of UMass goals with a score of her own to cut the deficit to 14-6 with 4:19 left in the game. The Minutewomen scored the last three goals of the game to clinch a 17-6 conference win.
Joey Rubin (Yorktown, N.Y.) started the game in the goal for the Minutewomen, three saves in 30:00. Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) took over the goalie duties in the second half, holding GW to two goals in the final 30:00 of play. Doyle recorded three saves for the Minutewomen.
Emery and Zelinger both tallied four goals for the Minutewomen and McGarrity and Kurtz each recorded three goals. Lydia Robinson (Summit, N.J.) added two goals and Sara DiOrazio (Rochester, N.Y.) added one goal in the Minutewomen's victory.
UMass will next compete on April 13 when they host Richmond at Garber Field.