Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Oct. 5-7

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Six varsity sports competed over the weekend and recorded a slew of victories and personal achievements.  

-The Colonials improved their A-10 record to 3-2 with a come-from-behind victory over Duquesne on Friday.
-After dropping the first set 21-25, GW rallied back to give Duquesne their first conference loss of the season with set scores of 25-22, 25-28 and 25-16.
-Senior Lauren Whyte, sophomore Kelsey Newman and redshirt junior Jessica Lubic each recorded double-doubles.
-Senior Candace Silva-Martin posted a match-high 29 digs in addition to four assists and two aces. 
-GW posted a season-high 11.0 team blocks while recording eight aces (second-highest tally of the season). 

-GW clinched a spot in the War Memorial Regatta - the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Fall Championship - with a fifth-place finish at the Tom Curtis Memorial Regatta. -Seniors Ian Conners and Rebecca Engel sailed in the A Division and posted a fifth-place performance highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes.
-Freshman Maria Sinagra and sophomore Meagan Murphy competed for the Colonials in the B Division and boasted a fourth-place performance with a trio of second-place finishes.

Women's Soccer
-The Colonials could not complete a comeback attempt as A-10 opponent Charlotte took home a 4-2 victory on Saturday.
-The Colonials out-scored the 49ers in the second half but came up short as Charlotte out-shot GW 13-11.
-Seniors Adriana Moya and Samie Cloutier posted the Colonial goals, while classmate Molly Bruh recorded one assist. 
-The Colonials look to pick up ground in the A-10 as they begin a four-match road trip on Friday at La Salle. 

Men's Soccer
-The Colonials defeated Richmond by a score of 2-1 in Friday's A-10 opener.
-Freshman Ross Higgins scored his first career goal on a header that found the back of the net to even the score after an early 1-0 deficit.  
-Junior Bailey Hinners' second-half goal proved to be the game-winner, his second game-winning goal of the season. 
-Senior goalkeeper Alejandro Almodovar recorded a career-high nine saves between the posts.   
-GW fell to A-10 newcomer VCU by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.
-The Colonials played tough defense while turning away nine corner kicks and seven free kick attempts.

Men's Tennis
-Sophomore standout Fransisco Dias ended his impressive run in the ITA/D'Novo All-American Championships on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 60 Connor Smith of Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the main draw singles consolation bracket.
-Ranked No. 89, Dias upset four nationally-ranked opponents throughout singles and doubles play in the tournament, including No. 17 Bob van Overbeek of Florida.  
-Meanwhile, the Colonials also competed at the UVA Fall Classic.
-Senior Leonardo Lapentti reached the semifinals of the Blue Singles bracket before dropping a match to Anthony Delcore of Wake Forest.  
-Junior Ulrik Thomsen won the consolation draw of the Orange Singles bracket on Sunday after recording three straight victories following a first-round loss. 

Men's Water Polo
-GW went 3-1 at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament in Claremont, Calif., on Friday and Saturday.
-Senior goalkeeper Cameron Illes broke the program's all-time saves record after recording 49 in four games.
-Illes also matched the program record for single-game saves with 19 in the Colonials' 8-7 victory over Division III No. 8 Whittier.
-GW edged No. 19 California Baptist, 12-11, to complete the first day of weekend competition.
-The Colonials dropped the first match of Day 2 to Division III No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, then won in dramatic fashion over Division III No. 5 Chapman by a score of 15-14 in overtime play. 
-Junior Daniel Tyner led the GW offense over the weekend with 12 goals, including two game-winners against Whittier and in overtime against Chapman.   

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