Women's Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at No. 10 Johns Hopkins
Feb. 21, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD - Junior Kristin Karcsh scored four goals, but the George Washington women's lacrosse team lost its season-opener at No. 10 Johns Hopkins 11-7 at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Wednesday.
GW (0-1) struggled in the early going, falling behind the Blue Jays 5-0 after nine minutes. The Colonials regrouped and managed to cut their deficit to 7-3 at halftime behind goals by Karcsh, senior Kristina Harvey and sophomore Meghan Cratty.
Karcsh then tallied back-to-back goals in the opening 7:17 of the second half to pull GW to within two goals at 7-5. Johns Hopkins (1-0) scored three unanswered goals to re-open a five-goal cushion, but Karcsh pumped in her fourth goal of the game with 14:03 left and Harvey added a free-position goal just over two minutes later to close to 10-7. The Blue Jays tacked on three more goals in the final 11:27 to drop the Colonials to 0-5 in the head-to-head series.
Senior Molly Gannon and junior Katelyn Honeyford each picked up a team-high four ground balls for GW. Honeyford also added an assist, while Gannon finished with a game-high three caused turnovers. Junior Caitlin Garman played all 60 minutes in net and made eight saves and also collected four ground balls. Harvey's two goals were a career-high. The Colonials were outshot 28-26.
Mary Key finished with seven points on four goals and three assists for the 10th-ranked Blue Jays. Kadie Stamper added a hat trick, while Sam Schrum posted a goal and three assists. Amelia Harris stopped a career-high 11 shots.
GW visits Emmitsburg, MD, and Mount St. Mary's in its next game on March 1. Opening draw is scheduled for 3:00 pm.