March 3, 2012

GW Downs Bucknell for Third Straight Victory

from press release

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Junior Nicole Lacey recorded a career-high seven points to lead the George Washington women's lacrosse team to its third straight victory, a 15-7 decision over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon at Graham Field.

Lacey scored a game-high five goals, matching her career best, and added two assists, while senior Sarah Phillips tallied four goals and two helpers and senior Megan Seidman notched her third straight hat trick while also adding an assist for four points.

At 4-1 on the season, the Colonials have matched the 2005 squad for the best start in program history.

GW scored six of the first seven goals of the game. Less than two minutes in, freshman Addi Bolin converted a feed from Lacey to put the Colonials on the board first, and Phillips followed with an unassisted tally 97 seconds later.

Bucknell attack Emily Kookogey recorded the Bison's first score at the 21:43 mark before GW rattled off four more in a row, as Lacey and Seidman alternated goals over a span of just 3:35, to give the Colonials a 6-1 lead.

The Bison scored three of the next four to pull within three at 7-4, but Phillips tallied the final goal of the half to give the Colonials an 8-4 halftime lead.

GW opened the second stanza much the same as the first, scoring seven of the first nine goals of the period, interrupted only by a pair of goals by Bucknell attack Arriana Sajjad.

Sajjad and Kookogey each tallied twice for the Bison, while attack Lindsey Ferro recorded three assists.

Junior goalie Jess Hicks registered a career-high 10 saves for the Colonials, while Katherine Fraile also stopped 10 shots for Bucknell. GW outshot the Bison, 31-21.

The Colonials won 15-of-26 draws, led by Lacey with five draw controls.

With her six points on the day, Phillips moved into second place all-time at GW with 167 in her career, while Seidman's four points catapulted her into the top five with 136.

The Colonials return to action on Saturday, March 10, when they visit Towson at 1 p.m.

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