Lacrosse Downs Saint Mary's College, 11-7
Jenny Heisler Scores Three Goals in Victory
March 18, 2004
MORAGA, CA - The George Washington women's lacrosse team defeated Saint Mary's College of California, 11-7, on Thursday afternoon at Saint Mary's Stadium. GW's Jenny Heisler scored three times to lead the Colonials to their second victory of the season. With the loss the Gaels' record falls to 2-5 on the season. GW, which suffered a heartbreaking 12-11 loss at Cal two days ago, evened its record on the west coast swing.
George Washington opened the scoring just 1:11 in to the contest when Meghan McDonough found Laura Hostetler who beat Katie Augustine for the goal. SMC's Colette Spencer answered with a free position goal at the 24:31 mark, but GW scored back-to-back goals to open a 3-1 lead less than two minutes later.
After a Jackie Spencer goal for SMC and a Jamie Lee tally for the Colonials, Colette and Jackie scored consecutive goals for the Gaels to even the score at 4-4 with 12:09 remaining in the half. GW's Lauren Bower, who scored off McDonough's third assist of the half, and Heidi Mayer scored to open a 6-4 Colonials lead at the intermission.
With the first two goals of the second half, GW extended its lead to 8-4 with 25 minutes remaining in the game. Mayer's second goal of the game at the 25:01 mark would stand as the game-winning goal for GW.
After Jackie Spencer scored the hat trick with 20:02 remaining, SMC's Rosy Iaccino scored her first goal of the season to cut the Colonial lead to 8-6 with just over 12 minutes left to play. Bower answered for GW with 6:15 remaining, and after Spencer netted her third goal of the game with 4:24 left in the contest, George Washington put the game out of reach when Heisler scored back-to-back goals.
Katie Augustine (2-4) took the loss in net for SMC but recorded a 11 saves in goal for the Gaels. Augustine faced 36 Colonial shots, stopped 11 and allowed 11 goals. Emily Fortunato earned the win in net for GW after tallying three saves against 17 SMC shots.
GW (2-4) will return to action on Wednesday, March 24 when the Colonials travel to Fairfax to face George Mason under the lights. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m.