Women's Lacrosse Tripped by No. 11/12 Towson, 14-4
March 13, 2010
TOWSON, MD - The George Washington women's lacrosse team dropped a 14-4 decision at undefeated and nationally ranked No. 11/12 Towson Saturday afternoon.
Towson (4-0) struck just 19 seconds into the game, but sophomore Megan Seidman scored on a pass from senior Taylor Donohue 33 seconds later to even the game at 1-1. The Tigers then netted four straight goals until Seidman tallied her second goal at the 21:06 mark as the Colonials trailed 5-2.
GW (2-5) wouldn't score again for more than 34 minutes of game action as Towson closed the first half with five unanswered goals to lead 10-2 at the break and added two goals to open the second half for a commanding 12-2 advantage.
Freshman Hannah McLaughlin ended the Colonials' scoreless drought with 17:01 remaining to make it 12-3. The Tigers added two more goals before rookie Abby Sneeringer scored her first collegiate goal with 4:21 left for the 14-4 final margin.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman made three saves, but allowed eight goals on 14 shots in 15 minutes of action. Junior Christine Lovett played the final 45 minutes and made a career-high 14 saves on 26 shots faced and set a program single-game record with 10 ground balls. The 17 combined saves equaled the third-highest single-game total in program history.
Towson had twelve different players record a point, led by Jess Dunn's four goals and Ashley Waldron's three points on a goal and two assists. Goalkeeper Mary Teeters made three saves on eight shots faced in the first half, while Kristy Hankinson wasn't forced to make a stop on three shots faced in the second half.
The loss is the Colonials second straight overall, third in a row and fifth in seven all-time meetings against the Tigers. Towson is ranked 11th in this week's Inside Lacrosse Media Top 20 and 12th in the IWLCA Coaches Top 20.
GW hosts Johns Hopkins at Mount Vernon Field Wednesday at 4:00 pm.