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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - March 15-17

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The Colonials return to the classroom as spring break competition came to a close over the weekend: 

Men's Basketball
-GW ended the 2012-2013 season with a 77-72 loss to UMass in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at the Barclays Center on Thursday evening.
-Freshman Kevin Larsen led the Colonials with a game- and career-high 17 points and seven rebounds while senior Isaiah Armwood provided 16 points and 13 boards for his ninth double-double of the season.
-Neither team led by more than five points as the game featured 19 lead changes and 14 ties, including 14 lead changes in the second half.
-GW grabbed a season-high 50 rebounds, just four shy of the Atlantic 10 Championship mark, and held a +18 rebounding edge.

Softball
-The Colonials went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend to claim a program-record six-game win streak at the Capital Invitational at the GW Softball Field, defeating Drexel, St. John's and Akron.
-Sophomore Victoria Valos smacked three home runs while going 7-for-12 at the plate with eight RBIs on the weekend. 
-Junior Courtney Martin and freshman Meghan Rico each earned a pair of wins for the Colonials in the circle, highlighted by Rico's one-hit effort in Saturday's 6-0 shutout of Drexel. 
-GW will look for its seventh straight win on Wednesday at Virginia. 

Baseball
-The Colonials dropped two games on Saturday at Barcroft Park before splitting Sunday's doubleheader at Penn's Meiklejohn Stadium in Philadelphia in a four-game series over the weekend. 
-Junior right-hander Luke Staub hurled a complete game, surrendering just two runs in seven innings in the series opening 2-1 loss to the Quakers.
-GW took advantage of Penn miscues to claim a 6-4 victory in Sunday's first game, scoring six runs on eight hits and three Quaker errors. Junior Craig LeJeune earned his first career save with 3.1 innings of perfect relief. 
-Junior Owen Beightol batted .385 over the weekend with three RBIs. 
-The Colonials host district rival Georgetown on Tuesday with first pitch slated for 3 p.m. 

Sailing
-GW placed fourth and fifth at a pair of weekend regattas after training in Charleston, S.C. over spring break. 
-At the Christopher Newport University Women's Invite, GW placed fourth out of seven teams.
-The A Division freshman duo of Hannah McNomee and Alix Suter placed second, including a win in Race 10 and five second-place showings. 
-At the Pirate Team Races, the Colonials finished in fifth in the six-team field. 
-The Colonials will again sail at a pair of events next weekend with the MAISA/SAISA Interconference Regatta in Hampton, Va. and the Owen Trophy in Annapolis, Md., March 23 and 24. 

Men's Tennis
-The Colonials split a pair of weekend matches to wrap up the squad's Spring Break trip to California with a 6-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Friday and a 4-3 triumph over UC Irvine on Sunday.
-Junior Ulrik Thomsen picked up GW's only point against UC Santa Barbara with a 6-2, 6-4, win at the No. 5 singles position. 
-Junior Nikita Fomin led the charge against UC Irvine, earning a straight-set victory at the No. 1 slot while freshman Danil Zelenkov, Thomsen, and junior Viktor Svensson racked up points at the Nos. 2, 5 and 6 spots, respectively. 
-GW looks to remain undefeated in Atlantic 10 play when the team travels to Richmond, Va., next weekend for matches against Richmond and conference newcomer No. 26 VCU. 

Women's Tennis
-The Colonials finished up their Spring Break trip to California with a 5-2 loss to No. 63 UC Santa Barbara on Friday afternoon.  
-Freshmen Lana Robins and Stephanie Wei posted victories for the Colonials at Nos. 2 and 3 singles spots.
-GW returns to the court on Sunday, March 23 at Atlantic 10 foe Richmond. 

Lacrosse
-The Colonials' four-game win steak was snapped on Saturday by a 16-6 loss to No. 12 Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. 
-Six different players scored for GW, including freshman Julia Lawson's first collegiate tally. 
-Junior Jordy Bathras led all scorers with a goal and two assists.
-Senior Nicole Lacey scored one goal against the Blue Jays, and with 20 goals and two assists on the year she is now tied for 10th on the Colonials' all-time points list with 110.
-GW begins a three-game homestand on Wednesday as Navy visits the Mount Vernon Lacrosse Field.

Gymnastics
-GW took first place in Friday night's quad meet at Towson before finishing second in Sunday's Senior Day quad meet at the Charles E. Smith Center. 
-Senior Stephanie Stoicovy won the balance beam with a career-high score of 9.85 en route to claiming top honors in the all-around with a career-high score of 39.20 in Friday's victory at Towson Center. 
-Junior Kiera Kenney paced the Colonials on the uneven bars with a first place finish after matching a career-high score of 9.85. 
-Stoicovy won the floor exercise in her final home competition on Sunday after posting a career-high tying 9.925.
-Kenney posted a season-high 9.825 for the top uneven bars routine and classmate Taylor Henderson followed in second with a 9.80. 
-Stoicovy and classmates Kayla Carto and Nefertiti Roy were honored in a Senior Day ceremony.
-The Colonials return to action on Saturday at the annual East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships, hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Women's Water Polo
-The Colonials dropped three of four games at the Lancer Invite in in Riverside, Calif., to finish a spring break West Coast swing with a 3-4 record.  
-Junior Rachel Bentley tallied a career-high seven goals and added four assists en route to a school-record 11 points in a 20-17 loss to Iona. 
-GW defeated La Verne, 11-7, behind sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Villander's nine save effort.
-Freshman Hannah Cox and sophomore Meagan Moreland each notched a hat trick to lead the Colonials in the triumph.
-The Colonials return to action on Saturday as Villanova visits the Charles E. Smith Center Pool for a 4 p.m. matchup. 

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