March 16, 2011

GW Puts Villanova Away Early

from press release

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- George Washington (2-6 overall, 0-0 Atlantic Ten) scored the game's first six goals and withstood a second half challenge from Villanova (3-2 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST) to defeat the Wildcats 14-8 on Wednesday evening at Villanova Stadium.

The Colonials got four goals from Megan Seideman and three from Sarah Phillips while Villanova's Ali Judge, Justine Donodeo and Shannon Lane scored two goals apiece for the Wildcats.

George Washington gained control early by scoring the game's first six goals, the last coming on a Seidman score with 5:24 left in the first half. Villanova, meanwhile, was not able to get on the scoreboard until Donodeo broke through with just over four minutes left in the first period. A Phillips goal gave GW a 7-1 lead before a goal by Judge - off one of three assists from VU's Katie Collopy on the night - narrowed the gap to 7-2 at halftime.

The Wildcats scored the first three goals of the second half to cut the deficit to 7-5 after Donodeo's goal with 23:21 to go in the contest. But Phillips scored again for George Washington with 21:02 left and then picked up the next two scores to extend the lead to 10-5.

Villanova would get no closer.

Freshman Julia Todd and sophomore Amanda Hirschfeld handled the work in goal for Villanova. Each made four saves on the night.

Liz Hoffman earned the victory in goal for the Colonials by making 10 saves.

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