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.
Lacrosse Welcomes Eleven Freshman for 2017-18
Eleven freshmen will join the George Washington lacrosse team this fall, head coach Tracy Coyne announced on Wednesday.
Lacrosse Lands On IWLCA Academic Honor Roll For 11th Consecutive Season
The George Washington lacrosse team has been tabbed an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Academic Honor Squad for...
Sands' Intuition Fuels Career Path
As a midfielder, Brooke Sands is used to controlling the pace of a game. At any given moment she can be on defense protecting the pipes, and then just...
Photo Essay: A Team Culture Captured
With a roster that featured 11 freshmen, the George Washington Lacrosse team began its preparations for the 2016-17 season by doing more than just running...
Two From Lacrosse Garner All-Atlantic 10 Honors
The George Washington lacrosse team earned two All-Atlantic 10 honors, the league announced on Wednesday. Graduate student defender Becca Taub was tabbed to ...
Lacrosse Falls to Saint Joseph's, 15-12, in Season Finale
Senior Cassidy Shollenberger tallied a career-high five points on four goals and one assist, but the George Washington lacrosse team fell to Saint JosephR...
Lacrosse Drops Duquesne, 9-7, to Close Out Home Schedule
Senior Michaela Lynch scored three goals and added two assists to match her career-high of five points to lead the George Washington lacrosse team to a 9-7...
Lacrosse Battles UMass But Falls 19-9
Jocelyn Donohue netted a hat trick while three teammates chipped in two goals apiece but the GW lacrosse team fell to Massachusetts in its penultimate...