Karcsh Leads Women's Lacrosse to Victory at Mount St. Mary's
March 1, 2007
EMMITSBURG, MD - Junior Kristin Karcsh tallied a career-high six goals, one shy of matching the school-record for goals in one game, to lead the George Washington women's lacrosse team to its first victory of the season, 14-7 at Mount St. Mary's on Thursday.
Cratty opened the scoring with an unassisted goal 3:39 into the first half, but the Mountaineers responded with consecutive goals to take a 2-1 lead.
Karcsh took over from there, scoring three straight goals and four of GW's six unanswered goals to assume a commanding 7-2 edge with 25:37 remaining in the contest. The Mount scored three of the next five to pull within 9-5, but a 4-0 Colonials' run, with goals by Karcsh, sophomore Katherine Sampson, junior Hayley McDonough and junior Katelyn Honeyford cemented the program's fourth consecutive victory over the Mount.
Karcsh scored her final goal with 2:12 left to give the Colonials an eight-goal cushion for the second time at 14-6. She now has 10 goals on the season and moved into eighth on GW's career goals list (49).
Senior Kristina Harvey also tallied for her third goal of the season and junior Lindsay Melvin added an assist. Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman made 11 saves to pick up the win, the 15th of her career. Rookie Laura Dominiak picked up a team-high five ground balls, while Katelyn Honeyford forced a game-high three turnovers.
GW (1-1) dominated play, registering a 41-22 advantage in shots.
The Colonials play their first of seven home games on Wednesday, March 7, against Towson at Mount Vernon Athletics Complex. Opening draw is scheduled for 3:30 pm.