Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - May 3-5

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Here's a look back at the weekend's action as spring sports continue to excel in Championship play:

Women's Rowing
-The Varsity 8 earned a gold medal to lead the Colonials to a third place overall finish at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship on the Cooper River over the weekend.
- The Varsity 8 posted the fastest time among nine crews in the morning heat before leading the Grand Final wire-to-wire to claim the Colonials' third gold medal in the event in program history.
-The JV8 and Varsity 4 each earned appearances in their respective Grand Finals. The V4 finished in fourth place while the JV8 finished in fifth. 
-Head Coach Eric Carcich was voted Coach of the Year by the conference head coaches for the second season in a row.
Men's Rowing
-The Freshman 8 won its seventh straight race as the Colonials wrapped up regular season action against Navy and Columbia on Sunday. 
-Both the JV8 and Varsity 8 boats finished in third place on the day.
-GW will return to the water on May 19 in Worcester, Mass. for the Eastern Sprints.
-GW swept Dayton in a crucial three-game set over the weekend to remain in the hunt for an Atlantic 10 Championship berth for the first time since 2006.
-Junior right hander Luke Staub threw eight innings of lights-out ball in the series opener, allowing just two hits in GW's 12-0 defeat of the Flyers.
-The Colonials took advantage of Dayton's miscues to complete a come-from-behind 7-4 victory in game two of the series.
-Sunday's series finale featured another day of clutch hitting late in the game as GW pulled out another comeback, this time by a score of 7-5.
-Senior Justin Albright was named Player of the Week for the second time this season after batting .533 against Dayton. Freshman Eric Kalman  earned Rookie of the Week honors after going 7-for-12 against the Flyers with one home run, seven RBIs and three runs scored.
-The Colonials earned the fourth seed at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship after splitting a pair of games with Temple and dropping both ends of Sunday's doubleheader to regular-season champion Saint Joseph's.
-GW claimed a 5-3 victory over the Owls on Friday afternoon behind a complete-game effort by junior hurler Courtney Martin.
-Junior outfielder Alexandra Del Prete led the offense with a 2-for-2, 2-RBI performance.
-Despite a five-run outburst in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Colonials could not complete a sweep of Temple, falling 10-8 on Saturday afternoon.
-Sunday's match-up against the Hawks resulted in a pair of losses for the Colonials, as GW plated just three runs on the day. 
-Seniors Tara Fogarty, Julie Orlandi, Kristi Saporito, Autumn Taylor and Amanda Zakeri were honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to Sunday's games.
-The Colonials will travel to Amherst, Mass., to face fifth-seeded Saint Louis on Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

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