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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - April 12-14

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Spring sports continued conference play as many senior student-athletes were honored over the weekend:

Softball
-The Colonials continued their hot play, extending their winning streak to a program-record seven with a sweep of Atlantic 10 rival St. Bonaventure on Saturday afternoon. 
-Sophomore Victoria Valos led GW with two home runs and five RBIs in a 4-for-5 performance on the day, including a two-run walk-off blast in game one.
-Valos now holds the program's single-season RBI record with 38.
-Freshman Meghan Rico earned both wins, tossing a perfect seventh inning in relief of junior Courtney Martin before hurling a complete game in an 8-0 victory in the nightcap. 
-Valos' effort earned her A-10 Player of the Week honors while Rico's three wins earned her Pitcher and Rookie of the Week accolades.
-GW will hit the road to take on conference foes Rhode Island and Massachusetts over the weekend.


Baseball
-GW lost two games by just a single run while dropping a three game series to Atlantic 10 rival Charlotte over the weekend.
-In Friday's series opener, the Colonials rallied to knot the game at three, but fell to the 49ers, 4-3, in the bottom of the ninth.
-Sunday's match-up featured a strong bullpen performance, as freshman Bobby LeWarne, senior Kenny O'Brian and junior Colin Milon combined for eight scoreless innings in an offensive struggle ending in a 2-1 loss to Charlotte.
-The Colonials will host Towson on Wednesday for the Jackie Robinson game before heading to Bronx, N.Y., for a weekend series at Fordham beginning Friday.


Men's Tennis
-The No. 67 GW men's tennis team picked up a trio of victories to extend its win streak to eight after defeating A-10 foe Charlotte, 5-1, Longwoood, 4-0, and Radford, 4-0, over the weekend.
-The eight consecutive victories are the most for the Colonials under seventh-year head coach Greg Munoz.
-Sophomore Francisco Dias did not drop a single set in his three singles wins in second-flight action for the Colonials.
-The Colonials swept all doubles matches and dropped just one singles match on the weekend to improve their record to 15-5 overall and a perfect 4-0 in the conference. 
-GW will close out the regular season on Tuesday at A-10 newcomer No. 24 VCU.


Women's Tennis
-GW edged conference rival Fordham, 4-3, on Saturday in its final match of the regular season at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.
-Mimi Hamling and Dorota Lysienia were honord before the match in a Senior Day celebration.
-GW began the contest with a crucial claim of the doubles point with wins by the No. 2 team of freshman Christina Carpenter and Lysienia, 8-4, and No. 3 duo of freshmen Egie Jakuciunaite and Stephanie Wei, 8-7 (7-4). 
-Freshman Lana Robins, Wei, and Hamling earned victories in singles action at the Nos. 2-4 slots, respectively, and Wei clinched the match with a three-set thriller at the No. 3 spot.
-The Colonials return to the court at the Atlantic 10 Championship at the indoor Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va., from April 18-21.


Sailing
-The Colonials matched their best-ever finish at the MAISA Coed Conference Championship - the America Trophy - with a 12th-place showing.
-Senior Skye Kussmann was honored with MAISA's Purrington Award for outstanding contributions to college sailing.
-Senior duo of Ian Conners and Rebecca Engel placed 11th in A Division, posting five top 10 finishes over the weekend, peaking at fourth in Sunday's first race. 
-Freshman Maria Sinagra and junior Kaitlin Denney placed 13th in the B Division with six top 10 finishes.
-GW also finished ninth at the MAISA Spring Open at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
-Freshman Hannah McNomee and sophomore Meagan Murphy placed 11th in the A Division with a pair of top 10 finishes.
-The B Division duo of freshmen Benjamin Helfand and Alix Suter finished in the top 10 in half of its eight races for ninth place in the group.
-The Colonials wrap up their first varsity season at the MAISA Women's Conference Championship in Hampton, Va., and the Arrigan Memorial Regatta at their home Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, Va., next weekend.

Lacrosse
-GW split a pair of Atlantic 10 games over the weekend, defeating St. Bonaventure in a decisive 19-7 win on Friday before dropping the final home game of the season to Duquesne, 6-5, on Sunday.
-Sophomore Allie Rash led all scorers with a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists, while senior Nicole Lacey and freshman Olivia Boudreau each recorded a hat trick and an assist in the victory over the Bonnies, and senior Caitlyn O'Brien and freshman Simone Haugen contributed their first career goals.
-Junior Lindsey DiAntonio paced the Colonials with two goals and an assist on Sunday afternoon as Dequesne barely edged GW for the win.
-Lacey added a goal of her own, leaving her with 99 career tallies - just one shy of becoming the fifth Colonials' player to join the century club. 
-GW wraps the regular season in Philadelphia with A-10 match-ups at Temple and Saint Joseph's over the weekend.


Women's Water Polo
-GW placed fourth at the Southern Division Championship after splitting a pair of games on Saturday in round robin play before falling to third-seeded Harvard on Sunday in the third-place contest.
-Freshman Erin Donaghue led the Colonials to an 8-7 win over Bucknell with four goals, while junior Allison Littlejohn added two.
-Junior Rachael Bentley scored both of GW's goals in a 16-2 loss to top-seeded and 12th-ranked Princeton.
-Bentley added five more goals to her weekend tally on Sunday, but the Colonials fell short in a 15-11 loss to third-seeded Harvard.
-Sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Vilander made 18 saved in the cage on the weekend.
-The Colonials will return to the pool on Saturday as they host VMI in the regular-season finale at the Charles E. Smith Center.  Seniors Allison Peotter and Jessie Hurd will be honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to the match.


Men's Rowing
-The Colonials clinched third place in the Oliver T. Carr Bowl standings after winning four races at the 25th anniversary George Washington Invitational. 
-On the first day of racing, the Freshman 8 and Varsity 8 earned victories over Virginia.
-The Freshman 8 defeated both Holy Cross and Georgetown on the final day of racing as the Varsity 8 also defeated Holy Cross for its second consecutive Sullivan Cup - awarded to the winner of the annual V8 race between the Colonials and the Crusaders.
-GW will travel back to the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on lake Mellon in Oak Ridge, Tenn., over the weekend.


Women's Rowing
- The Colonials finished in fifth place at the 25th Annual George Washington Invitational.
- GW earned wins in the Varsity 4 and JV 8 over MIT on Friday but lost in three races each vs. Navy and Gonzaga on Saturday.
- GW will compete at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on lake Mellon in Oak Ridge, Tenn., this weekend.

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