Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - March 22-24

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Take a look back at how GW's spring sports put together a strong weekend of Atlantic 10 competition: 

-The Colonials opened up Atlantic 10 play with a three-game sweep of visiting Massachusetts over the weekend at Barcroft Park.  
-Junior right-hander Luke Staub claimed the first win of the weekend, getting four runs of support behind seven innings of work, yielding just one run on five hits in game one of Friday's doubleheader.
-Junior Aaron Weisburg threw a complete game gem, allowing just one hit and one run with no walks and six strikeouts in GW's 7-1 win in the nightcap.
-Senior Ryan Hickey led the offensive attack behind Weisburg with three doubles and three RBIs. 
-Freshman Matt Kaplow and junior Craig Lejeune teamed up to shutout UMass, limiting the Minutemen to just two hits, in GW's 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon. 
-GW will travel to UMES on Tuesday before hosting UMBC on Thursday to complete a pair of mid-week match-ups. 

-GW finished in fourth place out of eight teams with a team score of 194.750 at Saturday's East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship (EAGL) at Carmichael Arena, marking the best team finish and score at the event since joining the conference in 2004.
-The Colonials earned the top team score out of all eight teams on the balance beam with a score of 48.650.  
-Junior Betsy Zander finished tied for second place in the all-around with a career-high tying 39.150.
-Senior Stephanie Stoicovy tied for second on the floor exercise with a 9.850.
-Six Colonials earned All-EAGL honors at Friday's EAGL Championship banquet.  Assistant coach Barry Kistler was named EAGL Assistant Coach of the Year. 

Men's Tennis
-GW's No. 59 squad stayed perfect in Atlantic 10 play with a 5-2 victory at Richmond on Saturday afternoon.  
-The Colonials swept the doubles point to take an early lead and never looked back. 
-Junior Nikita Fomin posted a 7-6, 6-2, triumph at the No. 1 slot, while freshman Danil Zelenkov took a 6-4, 6-4, decision in third-flight action. 
-Juniors Ulrik Thomsen and Viktor Svensson each earned 6-0, 6-2, victories at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots, respectively. 
-Sunday's match at Atlantic 10 foe VCU was postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for later in the season. 
-The Colonials host on local rival George Mason on Saturday at the outdoor GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus. 

Women's Tennis
-GW bounced back from Saturday's 5-2 loss at Richmond with a 5-2 win over Morgan State on Sunday.
-The loss to Richmond was GW's first in Atlantic 10 play.
-Junior Leah Pascarella earned a 6-3, 6-2, victory at the No. 1 spot before Christina Carpenter won a tough 6-4, 7-6 (7) match at the No. 6 slot for GW's only points of the match over the Spiders.
-The Colonials opened Sunday's action by winning all three doubles spots to take the first point of the day. 
-A trio of rookies triumphed over their Morgan State opponents, led by Lana Robins at the No. 2 spot, followed by Stephanie Wei and Christina Carpenter at the Nos. 3 and 6 spots respectively.
-Senior Mimi Hamling picked up a straight-set win at No. 4 action.
-The Colonials will host Atlantic 10 foe Temple on Saturday at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Men's Rowing 

-The Colonials opened their spring season in the University of Pennsylvania Invitational on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.
-The Coloinials fell to Northeastern in the Varsity 8, JV8 and 3V8.
-GW's Freshmen 8 earned their first win of the season in the opening race against Georgetown's rookie boat on the final day of competition.
-Penn claimed the McCausland Cup after sweeping a trio of races in Saturday's afternoon session.  

Women's Rowing
-GW took on Saint Joseph's and Penn in a quartet of races to open its spring season on Saturday.
-The Colonials took second in the JV8 and third-place in the Varsity 8, Varsity 4 and 3V8.
-GW visits Atlantic 10 champion Rhode Island, along with Boston College and Massachusetts on Saturday in Kingston, R.I. 

Women's Water Polo
-GW improved its record to 12-11 after edging Villanova, 9-8, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
-Freshman Erin Donoghue scored the game-winning goal with one minute remaining to finish her day with a team-best four goals and one assist.  
-Sophomore Meagan Moreland recorded six steals and four assists while junior Rachael Bentley dished out three helpers, leaving her just one shy of her own school record of 50 set last season. 
-Sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded 10 stops in the cage.
-The Colonials return to the pool on April 6 to take on CWPA Southern Division rival Harvard and VMI in Princeton, N.J. 

-The Colonials finished seventh out of 14 teams at the MAISA/SAISA Interconference at Hampton University and 14th of 19 teams at the Owen Trophy at Navy on Sunday. 
-At the MAISA/SAISA regatta, the Division A duo of freshman Maria Sinagra and junior Kaitlin Denney posted a pair of second-place finishes and a win over its final three races to place seventh with 59 points. 
-At the Owen Trophy, seniors Rebecca Engel and Ian Conners had a trio of fourth-place finishes and placed 13th in A Division with 214 points. 
-GW returns to the water on Saturday at the two-day MAISA South Spring Qualifier at Hampton. A top three finish would earn the Colonials a spot at the MAISA Coed Conference Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on April 13-14.

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