February 25, 2012

Ten-Goal Run Leads GW Past Long Island

from press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The George Washington women's lacrosse team scored 10 straight goals sandwiched around halftime to break open a close game in a 20-6 rout of Long Island on Saturday afternoon at Mount Vernon Field.

Freshman Addi Bolin led the Colonials with a career-high six points on four goals and two assists, while senior Megan Seidman and freshman Rachel Mia each notched their first hat tricks of the season, and senior Sarah Phillips tallied five points on two goals and three helpers.

GW scored three of the first four goals of the game, including two by Mia, but back-to-back tallies by LIU midfielder Ashley Delaney knotted the score at 3-3 with 21:05 to go in the first half. Phillips' first goal of the day at the 19:21 mark sparked a 4-0 Colonial run before the Blackbirds again tallied two in a row to make it 7-5 with 8:15 remaining in the period.

Freshman Allie Rash responded 12 seconds later, the first of four straight GW goals to end the half, as the Colonials took an 11-5 lead into the break.

GW outscored Long Island, 9-1, in the second stanza, with six in a row to open the period before LIU midfielder Colleen Holmes scored with 10:02 remaining to make it a 17-6 game, but the Colonials tallied the final three goals of the contest.

Reigning Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week Hilary Quinn recorded a game-high eight draw controls, while junior Nicole Lacey added seven, as the Colonials won 22 of 27 draws on the day.

Making her first start, junior Jess Hicks recorded three saves in just under 50 minutes of action. Gina Haber stopped 14 shots between the pipes for the Blackbirds, who were outshot, 39-11, for the game.

The Colonials return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 29, when they visit nearby George Mason at 4 p.m.

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