Lacrosse Comes Up Just Short Versus California, 12-11
March 17, 2004
BERKLEY, CA - The George Washington women's lacrosse team came within :21 seconds of forcing overtime with the California Golden Bears on Tuesday, March 16. That is when Julianne Wu sccored to give the Bears (3-4) a 12-11 lead and the victory over the Colonials (1-4). GW led 11-10 with a minute left in the game, but California scored with :51 seconds and received the game winner with :21 seconds left.
The Colonials had two players record six points on the day. Junior Jenny Heisler (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) had two goals and four assists for her six points, while freshman Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD/River Hill) scored three goals and added three assists. California was led by freshman Laura Cavallo, who had a hat trick of her own.
The Bears scored three of the first four goals of the game to lead 3-1 13 minutes into the contest. But GW struck back, scoring three of four goals themselves between the 10:32 and 8:01 marks to tie the match at 4-4. The two schools traded six goals to go into the half tied at 7-7.
GW and Cal exchanged goals the entire second half and the game was tied at 10 before Hostetler scored with 9:11 showing on the clock to give GW its first lead of the game, 11-10. The score remained the same until Colleen O'Mara scored with just :51 seconds left to tie the game and then Julianne Wu netted the game winner with :21 seconds showing on the clock.
The Colonials will continue their California road trip when they take on St. Mary's (CA) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.
Cal - Preble (0-1), Reifsnyder (1-0), Wu (2-0), Zilioli (1-0), Paul (1-1), Sokolow (1-0), Cavallo (3-1), Brady (2-0), O' Mara (1-2)