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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - March 29-31

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Spring sports are in full swing as GW finishes up March competition:

Baseball
-GW took two out of three games from Atlantic 10 rival Temple at Barcroft Park to win its second straight conference series and improve its A-10 record to 5-1.
-The Colonials rallied from a three-run deficit to walk off with a 4-3 series-opening win on Friday afternoon.
-GW split Saturday's doubleheader with the Owls, dropping the first game of the double-dip, 3-1. 
-In the nightcap, junior Aaron Weisburg earned the victory after allowing four hits while fanning seven in 6.2 innings of work.  
-Junior Brookes Townsend batted .429 with two game-winning RBIs in the series while junior Craig LeJeune registered a save and a win in 2.2 innings of combined relief. 
-The Colonials will visit local rival George Mason on Tuesday at 3 p.m. before resuming A-10 play against Richmond at Barcroft Park over the weekend.


Softball
-The Colonials opened Atlantic 10 play at Fordham, dropping two games in the Bronx on Saturday.
-GW put up three runs in game one but could not overcome a five-run sixth inning by the host Rams in the 8-3 loss. 
-The Colonials held Fordham to just three runs in the nightcap but could not generate any offensive rallies in the 3-0 defeat. 
-Senior Tara Fogarty led the Colonials with a 3-for-6, 2 RBI effort on the day. -The Colonials will visit Towson at 3 p.m. on Tuesday before taking on A-10 newcomer Butler at home on Friday.


Sailing
-GW placed second overall in a field of 16 at the MAISA South Spring qualifier on Sunday to secure a bid to the America Trophy in two weeks. 
-The Colonials finished with 78 points after 11 races, seven points behind Penn. 
-The trio of seniors Ian Conners and Rebecca Engel and freshman Henry Young posted nine top-3 finishes and placed second in the A Division with 36 points. 
-In the B Division, freshman Maria Sinagra and junior Kaitlin Denney posted six top-3 finishes with victories in Races 5 and 7, amassing 42 points to finish fourth overall. 
-GW will compete next weekend at the Greater New York Dinghy Regatta hosted by Fordham and Columbia in Bronx, N.Y.


Women's Rowing
-The Colonials raced defending Atlantic 10 Champion Rhode Island along with Massachusetts and Boston College on Saturday in its final tune up ahead of the George Washington Invitational. 
-GW raced its three opponents in the Varsity 8, JV8 and Varsity 4 on the Narrow River, taking third in the Varsity 8 just six seconds behind winner Rhode Island. 
-The Colonials will prepare for the 25th Annual George Washington Invitational on April 12-13 on the Potomac River.


Men's Tennis
-GW's No. 66 men's tennis team defeated local foe George Mason, 6-1, at the GW Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
-The Colonials swept the doubles point before dominating singles action, earning victories at the Nos. 1-5 slots. 
-Junior Nikita Fomin went the distance in his No. 1 match, dropping the first set, 2-6, before taking the final two sets, 6-1, 10-7.
-The Colonials look for their fourth consecutive victory as St. John's visits GW on Saturday, April 6 for their Senior Day Match.  


Women's Tennis
-The Colonials topped Atlantic 10 rival Temple, 5-2, in their outdoor home opener on Saturday afternoon for their first win over the Owls since the 2006 season.
-Doubles duos of seniors Mimi Hamling and Leah Pascarella and freshman Lana Robins and senior Dorota Lysienia earned early victories to claim the first point of the day for GW. 
-In singles action, Pascarella claimed a 7-5, 6-1 win at the No. 1 position while Robins and Hamling followed suit with straight-set triumphs ad the Nos. 2 and 4 positions, respectfully.
-Freshman Christina Carpenter finished up the day with a 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (6) win at the No. 6 slot. 
-The Colonials look for their third straight victory when it hosts East Carolina on Friday, April 5. 


Lacrosse
-GW defeated Richmond, 11-10, to open Atlantic 10 play on Friday afternoon at the GW Lacrosse Field. 
-Sophomore Rachel Mia scored a team-high four goals and senior Nicole Lacey added three on the day. 
-Freshman midfielder Olivia Boudreau netted her 10th goal of the season with 1:52 remaining  which proved to be the game-winner for GW.  Boudreau was named A-10 Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. 
-The Colonials wrap up a three-game homestand when they welcome La Salle on Friday, April 5 for a 4 p.m. game. 

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