Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - April 5-7

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-The Colonials went 3-1 at the GW Softball Field in their second weekend of Atlantic 10 competition, splitting a two-game set with Butler before sweeping Saint Louis in Sunday's doubleheader.
-GW suffered a tough 1-0 loss on Friday afternoon to the visiting Bulldogs after an unearned run in the top of the seventh broke a scoreless pitchers' duel. 
-The Colonials bounced back on Saturday with a 4-1 victory behind freshman Meghan Rico's complete-game 10-strikeout performance. 
-Sunday's sweep of the Billikens featured a pair of strong performances in the circle from junior Courtney Martin and Rico. 
-Martin went the distance in game one, surrendering just six hits and one unearned run while striking out nine.
-Rico dominated in the nightcap, striking out a career-high 11 batters while only walking one in five innings of work.
-Sophomore Victoria Valos led the Colonials at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while senior Autumn Taylor went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and freshman Carlee Gray plated a team-high three runs.
-The Colonials will travel to Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday for a doubleheader before playing host to A-10 rival St. Bonaventure on Saturday in the program's 10th Anniversary celebration.

-GW dropped three games to Atlantic 10 foe Richmond over the weekend at Barcroft Park. 
-The Colonials collected a season-high 15 hits in the series finale but could not overcome a late Richmond rally in the 8-7 loss.
-Junior Brookes Townsend extended his hitting streak to nine games after an impressive 6-for-12 effort in the series.  He also recorded his fifth multi-hit game in a row and leads the team with a .306 batting average.
-The Colonials will face district rival Georgetown on Tuesday at 3 p.m. before visiting A-10 foe Charlotte for a three-game series over the weekend.

Men's Tennis
-The No. 68 Colonials defeated St. John's, 5-2, in Saturday's Senior Day match before downing Georgetown, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon.
-GW swept the doubles point to open the weekend of competition after a Senior Day ceremony honored Leonardo Lapentti and Alexander van Gils prior to the match. 
-In singles action, junior Nikita Fomin, sophomore Francisco Dias and freshman Danil Zelenkov earned straight-set victories at the Nos. 1-3 positions, respectively.
-Junior Ulrik Thomsen finished up the defeat of St. John's with a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 6 position.
-On Sunday, the Colonials claimed the doubles point over Georgetown before dominating singles play with wins at the Nos. 1-5 slots.
-Senior Alexander van Gils went the distance in a 6-1, 6-7, 10-8 victory at the No. 4 position before classmate Leonardo Lapentti earned a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win in the No. 5 spot.
-The Colonials travel to A-10 rival Charlotte for a Friday afternoon match beginning at 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis
-GW dropped a pair of matches, 5-2, to East Carolina and James Madison over the weekend.
-On Friday, the No. 3 doubles duo of Egle Jakuciunaite and Stephanie Wei defeated their East Carolina foes, but GW was unable to claim the doubles point.
-Senior Mimi Hamling and freshman Christina Carpenter earned victories in singles action at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions, respectively. 
-Hamling and classmate Dorota Lysienia were the only Colonials to defeat James Madison opponents on Saturday in the Nos. 3 and 4 slots, respectively.
-The Colonials will host A-10 rival Fordham on Saturday, April 13 for its Senior Day match and regular season finale at the GW Tennis Center.  First serve is slated for 12 p.m.
-The Colonials split a pair of games over the weekend with a defeat of A-10 foe La Salle, 12-3, on Friday followed by a tough 10-9 loss to No. 13 Massachusetts on Sunday.
-Sophomore Jamie Bumgardner led all scorers with two goals and three assists in the rout of the Explorers.
-Junior Lindsey DiAntonio added a hat trick as GW out-shot La Salle, 31-13.
-GW held La Salle scoreless for the first 40+ minutes of action and opened A-10 action with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2009.
-The Colonials could not complete a Sunday comeback as GW came within one goal of No. 13 Massachusetts with 47 seconds remaining after trailing by four at the half. 
-Sophomores Jamie Bumgardner (4a), Rachel Mia (3g, 1a) and Allie Rash (2g, 2a) led GW with four points each on the day.
-GW hosts a pair of home games as A-10 foes St. Bonaventure and Duquesne visit the GW Lacrosse field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Women's Water Polo
-GW bounced back from a Saturday afternoon loss to Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division rival Harvard, 12-6, by defeating VMI, 11-4, in the nightcap at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
-Sophomore Meagan Moreland led GW with five goals on the day, while junior Megan Brolley added three.
-Sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Vilander made 10 saves on the day.
-The Colonials return to action next weekend at the CWPA Southern Division Championship hosted by Brown University in Providence, R.I., on Saturday and Sunday. GW will be the No. 4 seed and will take on Bucknell and Princeton on the first day of action.

-GW's newest varsity sport placed 12th out of 18 teams at the Greater New York Dinghy Regatta over the weekend.
-Freshmen Jay Spector and Henry Young peaked with a third-place showing in Race 2 en route to an 11th place finish in the A Division with 63 points.
-The trio of freshman Benjamin Helfand, sophomore Jennifer Wilson and Young totaled 71 points to finish 13th in the B Division, peaking at ninth in Race 4.
-The Colonials will compete in the MAISA Coed Conference Championship - the America's Trophy - in Annapolis, Md., on April 13 and 14. 

-Senior Stephanie Stoicovy and juniors Betsy Zander and Taylor Henderson competed at the NCAA Gainesville Regional on Saturday evening at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
-Stoicovy tied for sixth place on the floor exercise with a 9.875 and posted an all-around score of 38.525.
-Zander placed 11th in the all-around with a score of 38.975.  Her evening was highlighted by a 9.775 on the balance beam.
-Henderson's 9.825 on uneven bars placed 16th on the night. 

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