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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Feb. 22-24

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Here's a look back at an action-packed weekend of Colonials' competition:

Men's Basketball
-GW came as close as seven in a second-half comeback attempt, but Saint Joseph's proved too much for the Colonials in Saturday's 71-59 loss at Hagan Arena.
-Senior Isaiah Armwood led a trio of double-digit scorers with 14 points. Freshman Patricio Garino finished with 10 points and a team-high three steals, while senior Lasan Kromah added 13 points to bring him just 41 shy of becoming the 44th member of the Colonials' 1,000-point club.
-Freshman Kevin Larsen tallied nine points and team-highs of six rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
- For his efforts in a pair of games last week, Larsen earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.
-The Colonials travel to Richmond, Va., to visit the Richmond Spiders on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball
-The Colonials clinched a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship for the 31st consecutive season with a 57-52 victory over St. Bonaventure on Sunday a the Charles E. Smith Center.  
-Senior Megan Nipe recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to pace GW.
-Seniors Danni Jackson and Shi-Heria Shipp each tallied 12 points, and graduate student Tara Booker added 11 points to give GW four players in double figures in scoring. 
-Sophomore Chakecia Miller set a new career-best with 10 rebounds while posting six points and a game-high four steals
-GW shot 35.8 percent from the field in the game while holding St. Bonaventure to 32.1 percent.
-The Colonials take the court again on Wednesday when they visit Xavier for a 7 p.m. tip in their final road game of the season. 

Baseball
-GW baseball dropped three games to USC Upstate over the weekend at Harley Field in Spartanburg, S.C.
-The Colonials lost game one of Saturday's double-header, 5-0, while junior right-hander Aaron Weisburg tossed five innings with three earned runs allowed on the hill. 
-Junior Brookes Townsend plated GW's first run of the weekend to give the Colonials an early 1-0 lead in the second inning of the nightcap.
-The Colonials' lead was short-lived as Upstate knotted the game at 1-1 and tacked on two more in the fourth to reach the final 3-1 tally.
-In Sunday's series finale, Townsend, senior Matthew Murakami and freshman Tyler Fairbanks drove in a run apiece to give GW a 3-0 advantage in the second.
-Upstate's five-run fourth inning proved too much for GW to overcome, as the Colonials ultimately fell by a score of 9-3.
-The Colonials return to the diamond on Tuesday as they visit No. 25 Virginia at 3 p.m.

Softball
-GW split a rain-shortened weekend at the Carolina Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina, with a 5-4 victory over North Dakota State on Thursday evening and a 5-1 loss to Iona on Friday. 
-Freshman Carlee Gray continued a hot start to the season with a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort, including the game-winning hit in the top of the eighth inning.
-Junior Courtney Martin hurled her first win of the season after allowing just one run on five hits and striking out a career-high eight batters in six innings of relief.
-The Colonials took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning of Friday's contest on sophomore Victoria Valos' RBI double. 
-Martin pitched four innings of lights-out ball until the Gaels took a 3-1 lead in the fifth as rain began to fall, and Iona tacked on single runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to take the game, 5-1.
-Gray and Martin were tabbed to the Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team.
-The Colonials take on Drexel for a mid-week doubleheader on Wednesday in their home opener, with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. 

Women's Water Polo
-The Colonials finished 3-1 on the weekend with victories over host Villanova (23-18), Siena (11-7) and Iona (13-10).
-Freshman Hannah Cox finished with 18 goals in the four games.
-Junior Megan Brolley equaled the program record for points in a game with nine on six goals and three assists as GW matched a school record for goals scored in Saturday's win over Villanova.
-Cox tallied a career-high five goals and sophomore Meagan Moreland posted a career-best six points on four goals and two assists in Saturday's triumph.
-Freshmen accounted for eight of GW's 11 goals in Sunday's victory over SIena, as Cox found the back of the net four times. 
-Cox continued her hot play against Iona, matching her career-high with five goals and added five ejections and a penalty drawn.
-The Colonials return to the pool next weekend in Eerie, Pa., for matched against the CWPA South Division rivals Brown, Bucknell and host Mercyhurst.

Women's Tennis
-The Colonials claimed their fourth straight victory over UMBC, 5-2, on Sunday at the indoor Montclair Country Club in Montclair, Va.
-GW claimed the doubles points with wins by senior Mimi Hamling and junior Leah Pascarella, 8-1, at No. 1 and senior Dorota Lysienia and freshman Lana Robins, 8-5, at No. 2.
-GW earned points in Nos. 1-4 singles with Pascarella leading the way with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph in the No. 1 position.
-Robins went the distance before claiming victory, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (10) in second-flight action while freshman Stephanie Wei and Hamling won in straight-sets in the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, respectfully.
-The Colonials look to extend their win streak as they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to take on Drexel on Saturday at 1 p.m. inside the Drexel Armory.

Men's Tennis
-The Colonials downed two top-70 teams over the weekend with a 6-1 victory over No. 61 South Alabama and a 4-2 defeat of No. 60 Georgia State.
-The Colonials took an early lead over No. 61 South Alabama in doubles action as the No. 1 duo of Ulrik Thomsen and senior Alexander van Gils earned an 8-3 victory and sophomore Francisco Dias and senior Leonardo Lapentti clinched the doubles point with a 9-7 win at the No. 3 position.
-Sophomore Francisco Dias set the singles tempo with a 6-4, 6-4, win in the No. 1 slot.
-GW swept the Nos. 3-6 matches to complete the upset.
-GW had earned straight-set victories at the Nos. 2, 3 and 6 singles positions over Georgia opponents when senior Leonardo Lapentti clinched the match with a 7-6, 7-5 win at the No. 5 spot.
-Sunday's win over No. 60 Georgia makes the Colonials 4-2 against top-70 teams this season.
-GW will rematch with No. 46 Columbia on Friday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.

Women's Swimming
-The Colonials broke 10 school records - including two records twice - while finishing fifth at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
-Junior Lindsay Moore reached the podium after twice breaking her own school record in the 200-yard backstroke en route to a tie for a third-place finish.
-Freshman Lauren Steagall set a new school record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.01 after breaking the record earlier in the prelims.
-Moore surpassed her own school record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.73, earning fourth place.
-Junior Remy Neville set a new school mark with a first-place finish in the B final of the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.49.
-The 400- and 800-yard freestyle, and the 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams snapped school records over the course of the four-day championships.

Men's Swimming
-GW broke four school records - one record twice - en route to a forth-place finish at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
-Freshman Oliver Keegan was part of all four records broken, including a school record and A-10 all-time mark in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:47.17 which he claimed gold for. Keegan had previously broken the school record in prelims.
-GW's 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard relay teams set new school records with times of 1:31.32 and 6:36.75, respectively.
-Keegan and senior Phillip Graeter reached the podium for third-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley, respectively.
-Graeter won his first-ever gold medal in the 400-yard individual medley with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:53.72.

Gymnastics
-The Colonials posted a season-high team score of 194.825 to take fourth place at Maryland's quad meet on Friday night at Comcast Center.
-GW posted a season-high 49.100 on floor exercise and tied its best mark of the season on vault (48.650) and uneven bars (48.675) while adding 48.400 on balance beam.
-Sophomore Courtney Willoughby led the Colonials on floor exercise with a career-high 9.850 to tie for fourth place.
-The Colonials are back in action on Sunday as they visit Morgantown, West Virginia for a quad meet with the Mountaineers, Denver and Temple at WVU Coliseum.

Lacrosse
-The Colonials dropped a 17-6 decision to Denver on Friday at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus on Friday.
-Sophomore Jamie Bumgardner recorded a team-high three points (2 g, 1 a) and Rachel Mia added two goals to lead GW.
-The Colonials return to action when they host local foe George Mason on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Men's Squash
-GW ended its season ranked No.19 after falling to No. 22 Wesleyan, 5-4 in the semifinals of the Summers Cup and picking up wins against No. 23 Hamilton, 5-4, and Bowdoin, 5-4, over the weekend.
-Freshman Reid Breck finishes his rookie season with a team-high 19 victories against just three losses after going 3-0 on the weekend.
-Senior Omar Sobhy finishes his impressive career with an 18-3 overall record as a senior and is the men's squash program's all-time career wins leader with 57. He will compete in next weekend's CSA Individual National Championships.

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