GW Lacrosse Denies Davidson, 17-6
Lauren Bower Scores Five in Colonials Team Effort
March 12, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's lacrosse team topped the visiting Davidson Wildcats 17-6 Friday at Mount Vernon Field. The Colonials (1-3) made a comeback difficult for the Wildcats (2-6, 0-3) after scoring 10 goals in the first half to Davidson's one.
GW took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by freshman Molly Gannon (Alexandria, VA/Bishop Ireton) when Davidson responded with a goal by Eloise Grose. Three minutes later, the Colonials began to pull away from the Wildcats with an 8-0 scoring run initiated by a free position shot made by sophomore Katie Kearns (Glenside, PA/Cheltenham), her first of two goals during the first half. GW managed 24 shots to Davidson's three, leading to a 10-1 Colonials lead at the end of the first half.
GW played the second half much as they did the first, attacking the goal confidently and scoring the first three goals of the period. With less than 12 minutes left and the score at 13-1, Davidson began to surge back, managing to score five more during regulation. However, each goal ignited the Colonials further to find the net another four times, ending the game with a 17-6 victory, their first of the season.
Of the seven goals scored in the second half, sophomore Lauren Bower (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) found her pace and deposited four, leading the Colonials in scoring with five goals against the Wildcats. In addition to Bower's production and the previously mentioned Gannon and Kearns, freshman Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD/River Hill) and junior Jamie Lee (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley) each notched three, while senior Maria Druke (Oshkosh, WI/Lourdes) and sophomore Colleen Schmidt (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) scored one apiece.
GW will try to keep up their momentum when they travel to Lee's hometown of Berkeley, CA during spring break to play against California on March 16 at 6:30pm
Goals: DC - Eloise Grose (3), Whitney Diefendorf (2), Lindsay Frank (1)
Assists: DC - Ruthie Hill (2), Eloise Grose (1), Melissa Gilbert (1)
Shots: Davidson 12, George Washington 39
Groundballs: Davidson 8, George Washington 12