Lacrosse Falls To No. 20 Johns Hopkins, 14-7
GK Emily Fortunato's 16 Saves Highlight Defensive Effort
March 4, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's lacrosse team lost a 14-7 decision to 20th-ranked Johns Hopkins in GW's home opener Thursday at Mount Vernon Field. The Colonials got two goals each from junior Jenny Heisler (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights), sophomore Lauren Bower (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) and A-10 Rookie of the Week, Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD/River Hill) along with a goal from sophomore Colleen Schmidt (Wantagh, NY/ Wantagh).
Johns Hopkins was in the Colonials' half of the field for most of the contest, however, and doubled the Colonials in shots, 41-21. JHU scored just 20 seconds into the game on a goal by freshman Mary Key, her first of three scores on the day. Hostetler evened the match at 1-1 five minutes later before the Blue Jays asserted themselves and struck for three quick goals in a one-minute span for a 4-1 lead.
Heisler took a pass from Hostetler to score at the 20:29 mark of the first half but the Blue Jays again responded with a goal from Megan Voight. GW's Bower then scored off an assist from junior Jamie Lee (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley) to bring GW to within 5-3 but JHU closed out the first half with five goals to take a commanding 10-5 lead at halftime.
JHU's Heidi Pearce scored two of her three goals in the second half (both unassisted) to keep GW at arm's length and coast to the victory.
GW freshman goalkeeper Emily Fortunato (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) made 16 tough saves while facing 41 shots in her second collegiate game. JHU sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Riddick stopped seven shots for the Blue Jays.
Goals: JHU - Mary Key (3), Heidi Pearce (3), Megan Voight (2), Steph Janice (1), Marlena Wittlesberger (1), Lacey-Leigh Lentz (1), Erin Riordan (1), Alex Nolan (1)
Assists: JHU - Mary Key, Anne Crisafulli, Steph Janice
GW - Laura Hostetler, Jamie Lee
Shots: Johns Hopkins 41, George Washington 21
Groundballs: Johns Hopkins 27, George Washington 14
GW will try for its first victory of the season Sunday, Mar. 7 when they play William & Mary in a 12:00 pm game at Williamsburg, VA.