Women's Lacrosse Loses at No. 15 George Mason, 19-11
March 5, 2008
FAIRFAX, VA - The George Washington women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-4 lead midway through the first half, but 15th-ranked George Mason netted 14 consecutive goals to send the Colonials to their fourth straight loss, 19-11, at George Mason Stadium Wednesday night.
Senior Katelyn Honeyford (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) scored three goals in a span of 3:43 in the first half to help GW to a 5-4 lead with 13:03 left in the period.
No. 15 George Mason (3-1) closed the half on a 3-0 run to take a 7-5 edge into intermission, then netted the first 11 goals of the second half to assume a commanding 18-5 cushion with just over seven minutes to play.
The Colonials ended the game on a 6-1 run, highlighted by two goals apiece from seniors Kristin Karcsh (Kennett Square, PA/Bishop Shanahan) and Laura Wunk (Ellicott City, MD/Mount Hebron) and five tallies in the final 2:58 to produce the final 19-11 margin.
Karcsh, who added an assist for four points and a team-high three draws against the Patriots, has 88 career goals and is now one shy of tying Heidi Mayer for third in program history. Karcsh, who has 131 career points, is also two points shy of matching Mayer for second in school history. Wunk had four points on three goals and an assist.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman (Baltimore, MD/Friends School) had her fourth straight double-digit save performance with 14 saves. Garman, who grabbed a team-high five ground balls, is averaging 15.3 saves through four games.
The Colonials were outshot, 36-25, had 23 turnovers and converted just 10-of-22 clear attempts. The loss is GW's third against a ranked opponent so far this season.
GW (0-4) ends a three-game road swing at Towson Saturday at 1:00 pm.