Women's Lacrosse Loses 13-9 at Drexel in Season Opener
Feb. 21, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington women's lacrosse team dropped its season opener with a 13-6 loss at Drexel Sunday. The Colonials knotted the game at 3-3 with 9:21 left in the first half, but the Dragons responded with five unanswered goals en route to a 10-3 run to end the game.
The teams' traded the first six goals, with Phillips adding her second tally on an assist from senior Taylor Donohue with 9:21 remaining in the first half. With the assist, Donohue (74g/38a) moved into a sixth-place tie with Meghan McDonough on GW's career points list with 112.
Drexel regained the lead for good on a goal from Charlotte Wood less than three minutes later, Uribe scored with 11 seconds to play in the period and Lawson completed her hat trick as the half expired as the Dragons took a 6-3 lead into the break.
That momentum carried over into the second half as Uribe and Lawson scored goals 29 seconds apart early in the period to cap the 5-0 spurt.
Sophomores Kristina Beese and Hilary Quinn scored around a Drexel goal to twice narrow the deficit to four, but that's as close as GW would get. The Dragons closed the final 10:14 with a 4-1 run to stay unbeaten in four meetings against the Colonials.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman made 12 saves on 34 shots faced, while Drexel got six saves from Whitney Johnson in 50 minutes of action and one save from Rachael Behrndt over the final 10 minutes.
GW plays its first home game of 2010 at Mount Vernon Field Wednesday against District-rival American at 3:30 pm.