Strong Start Sends Women's Lacrosse to 14-8 Win at Villanova
March 17, 2011
VILLANOVA, PA - The George Washington women's lacrosse team opened with six consecutive goals and used a seven-goal run in the second half to roll to a 14-8 victory over Villanova at Villanova Stadium Wednesday night.
Junior Megan Seidman scored a game-high five points and four goals to lead GW (2-6), which snapped a six-game losing skid with the victory. Redshirt senior Mia Breheny and junior Sarah Phillips contributed four points each, with Phillips netting a hat trick and Breheny chipping in two goals and two assists.
Seidman (2g/1a) and Breheny (1g/2a) both had three points to jumpstart the Colonials' 6-0 game-opening run through the opening 24:54. The Wildcats scored twice over the final five minutes, but Phillips scored her second of three goals with 3:35 left in the half to make it 7-2 at intermission.
Villanova (3-2) closed within 7-5 just over six minutes into the second half, but Seidman and junior Casey Disharoon both scored twice as GW crafted a 7-0 spurt between the 21:02 and 8:03 marks to surge ahead 14-5 in the final minutes.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman made 10 saves on 26 shots faced to earn her second win of the season for GW. VU's Julia Todd made four saves in 42 minutes of action, while Ama Hirschfeld made four stops on nine shots faced in 18 minutes of action.
GW is at rival Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD, on Monday at 7:00 pm.