George Washington Downs Women's Lacrosse, 14-8
April 24, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. - After UMass had fought within a goal of the Colonials, George Washington closed Saturday's women's lacrosse game on a five goal run to defeat the Minutewomen 14-8 at Garber Field. Kathleen Typadis (Medfield, Mass.) scored two goals on the day giving her the scoring record for a freshman season with 41 points to date.
UMass falls to 5-10 overall and 1-4 in the Atlantic 10.
Connerty has now registered points in 12 consecutive games bringing her career total to 63 goals and 26 assists.
George Washington (13-3, 5-1 Atlantic 10) clinched a bid to Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time in the team's four-year varsity season.
With GW ahead, 9-8, and less than five minutes to play in the game, the Colonials closed the match with a 5-0 scoring run to produce the final score. Sophomore Laura Hostetler and senior Heidi Mayer each registered two tallies during the stretch to help seal the triumph.
Hostetler led GW with seven points (4g, 3a) on the day. She now has 72 points for the season. Freshman Haley McDonough recorded her first multiple-point game of the year with a goal and an assist in the contest and senior Jenny Heisler tied her season-high with four points (2g, 2a) on the day.
After a goal by Typadis at 1:58 opened the game's scoring, Heisler and Hostetler tallied back-to-back goals 54 seconds apart to put GW in front, 2-1, at 4:20. Massachusetts answered on a goal by junior Lindsay Cassell (Weston, Mass.) at the 5:14 mark to even the match, and the Minutewomen took a 4-2 advantage at 14:37 on two free-position goals, including the first career score by fifth-year senior Kristin St. Hilaire (Syracuse, N.Y.).
GW scored the next three goals to claim a 5-4 margin at halftime. Senior Meghan McDonough recorded her 19th goal of the year to start the scoring run and Hostetler and Hayley McDonough scored free-position goals 47 seconds apart to give the Colonials the lead at the break.
Senior Erin Berry notched her first goal of the season to put GW ahead by two, but the Minutewomen won the ensuing draw control and Typadis scored 11 seconds later to bring Massachusetts within one, 6-5, at 31:42. The two teams continued to trade goals until the Colonials' five-goal scoring spurt.
GW's defense kept the Minutewomen off the scoreboard for final 7 minutes and 14 seconds of the matched and forced 18 turnovers in the contest.
Freshman goaltender Caitlin Garman registered a career-best eight saves to improve her record to 9-1. Her nine victories are a new GW single-season record.
The Colonials increased their season assists total to 87 with seven on the day, a new single-season team record.
Junior Lauren McCarthy (Deery, N.H.) made nine saves in the cage for the Minutewomen, including six in the first half.
UMass will next head to Temple on Friday at 3:00 p.m., before closing the season at home against Richmond on Sunday, May 1 at Noon. Seniors Judy Kestner, Joey Rubin and Kristin St. Hilaire will be honored prior to the Richmond game. The Colonials will conclude their regular season on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. showdown at Temple.