GW Lacrosse Routs Mount St. Mary's, 18-8
Four Different Players Record Hat Tricks in Colonials' Win Over Mountaineers
March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON - Four different players recorded hat tricks as the George Washington lacrosse team rolled to an 18-8 win over Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday afternoon at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
The Colonials (4-3) improved to 4-1 at home with the win over the Mount and were paced in scoring by junior Jamie Bumgardner's game-high eight points on three goals and five assists. Junior Rachel Mia and sophomore Ellie Glasgow each registered a hat trick for the Buff and Blue while junior Allie Rash netted a game- and career-high four goals for the second time this season.
GW put on pressure on both sides of the field as it outshot the Mount, 41-18, and caused 10 of the visitors' 18 turnovers on the afternoon. The Colonials also won 16 draw controls and held a 23-11 advantage in ground balls.
The two squads traded goals over the first 11:43 of play for a 4-4 score before GW erupted on an eight-goal unanswered run and never looked back. Sophomore Olivia Boudreau got the Colonials on the scoreboard first just 47 seconds into the contest with an unassisted goal and Mia put them up, 2-1, with an unassisted tally. Senior Lindsey DiAntonio and Bumgardner each found the back of the net as well, but the Mount responded to even the score for the final time at 18:17.
GW took a 7-4 lead with three straight goals from Glasgow, Mia and Rash over a 1:53 span, and Glasgow kept her momentum going with consecutive goals to push the Colonials' lead to 9-4 at the 20:28 mark. Bumgardner scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart and Rash netted her second goal as GW held a 12-4 advantage at 25:45, when the Mount interrupted the run with one tally.
Rookie Shea Cassidy and Rash each found their way around Mountaineers goalkeeper Steph Rurkowski to close the half and GW took a 14-5 lead into the break.
The Mount opened the second frame with a goal at 2:12 but Mia, senior Terasa Vassallo and Rash all scored off of helpers from Bumgardner, and freshman Cassidy Shollenberger registered a goal over a period of 7:02 to put GW on top, 18-6. Mount St. Mary's wrapped the final 7:03 of action with two goals but the Colonials' advantage proved too much to overcome.
Making her first start, freshman goalkeeper Erin Long made a career-high seven saves to secure her first victory with the Buff and Blue.
GW wraps its three-game homestand in a week and a half when the squad welcomes Delaware on Saturday, March 22. First draw at the GW Lacrosse Field is slated for 1 p.m.