Women's Lacrosse Rally Falls Short Against George Mason, 16-11
March 4, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's lacrosse team trimmed a seven-goal deficit to one, 12-11, with 5:30 remaining, but George Mason scored four unanswered goals in the final three minutes to defeat the Colonials, 16-11, at Mount Vernon Field Wednesday afternoon.
GW (0-5) trailed 12-5 with less than 19 minutes to play, but junior Mia Breheny tallied a goal and two assists and freshman Kristina Beese netted two goals to ignite a 6-0 run which left the Colonials down by only a goal, 12-11, with 5:30 left.
George Mason (1-2) controlled the ensuing draw, but senior Katie Lilly blocked a pass to give GW possession and a chance to tie the game. However, goalkeeper Sara Longobucco made her biggest of five saves on the afternoon on a close range shot by Beese and Brittany Berger scored on the other end to jumpstart a 4-0 run by Mason to produce the 16-11 final margin.
The Colonials led 4-2 on sophomore Kristin Mobyed's first collegiate goal with 12:54 left in the first half. Julianne Tela scored the second of her game-high five goals just 11 seconds later and the Patriots went on to score nine unanswered goals to lead 11-4 at the 23:50 mark of the second half.
Freshman Allie Monticollo tallied her first goal at the 20:25 mark to make it 11-5 and snap GW's scoreless span at 22 minutes, 29 seconds. Caroline Hoyt put Mason back ahead by seven goals, 12-5, at the 18:57 mark before Breheny assisted senior Katherine Sampson to start the Colonials' rally. Beese then netted back-to-back goals, the first goals of her collegiate career, followed by strikes from Breheny, junior Taylor Donohue and sophomore Lauren Mobyed, whose free-position goal on a man-advantage situation left GW trailing 12-11.
Sampson led GW with a hat trick, followed by two goals from Beese and one apiece from Breheny, Donohue, Monticollo, Lauren and Kristin Mobyed, and junior Katelyn Langs. Breheny added two assists along with three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Lilly registered a team-high four draw controls, followed by three draws from Lauren Mobyed.
GW begins a two-game road swing Sunday afternoon at Virginia Tech. Opening draw is scheduled for 1:00 pm.