February 29, 2012

George Washington Beats George Mason, 11-6

from press release

FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Mason lacrosse team sliced a six-goal halftime deficit to three goals to open the second half, but George Washington held the Patriots scoreless the remainder of the game to grab an 11-6 decision Wednesday afternoon. Allie Hilderbrandt paced Mason with three goals on the afternoon, while Kiersten Jauschnegg recorded five caused turnovers.

With the loss, Mason dipped to 1-3 on the season, while the Colonials improved to 3-1.

Mason saw offensive outputs from three different Patriots led by Hilderbrandt's three. Mary Schwartz posted two goals as Caitlin Formato capped Mason's scoring with one. Hilderbrandt finished the game with two assists and one draw control. Jauschnegg finished with five caused turnovers, while Brittany Pastrana picked up three playing the full game in cage and recorded eight saves.

For the Colonials, Megan Seidman led the offense with four goals as both Rachel Mia and Casey Disharoon posted two apiece. Sarah Phillips and Lindsay DiAntonio rounded out the scoring for GW, each with a goal. Jess Hicks picked up the win for George Washington playing the full game in cage, recording seven saves.

The non-conference foes each posted three goals within the first nine minutes as the teams stood tied at 3-3 following two goals from Hilderbrandt from the free position. GW held Mason scoreless the remainder of the half while scoring six goals to take a 9-3 lead at the break.

Mason came out of the break scoring two quick goals from Hilderbrandt and the first from Schwartz. The senior capped a 3-0 Patriot run finishing a Hilderbrandt assist at 22:14, slicing the score to 9-6. Seidman, however, would score the final two goals of the contest as GW sealed the 11-6 win, marking its first victory over Mason in program history.

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