Women's Lacrosse Can't Hold Off Johns Hopkins, Fall 11-8
Colonials Squander Halftime Lead
March 25, 2005
BALTIMORE, MD - The George Washington University women's lacrosse team (4-2) could not hold on to a 6-5 halftime lead and fell to Johns Hopkins University (5-2) 11-8 Friday afternoon at Homewood Field.
The Blue Jays jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as sophomore Mary Key scored the first goal off an assist from junior Meagan Voight just 31 seconds into the contest. Key then fed Voight to double the score at 2:10, and found junior Lauren Schwarzmann for Hopkins' third goal a minute later.
Trailing 3-0 just 3:14 into the game, the Colonials got things going as sophomore Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD/River) and senior Heidi Mayer (Havertown, PA/Haverford) each scored two consecutive goals to give GW its first lead, 4-3, at 12:13.
Hopkins tied the game when Key fired-off a free position shot before senior Lacey-Leigh Hentz set up freshman Kirby Houck for the go-ahead goal.
Hopkins led 5-4 with 11:10 remaining in the first, but GW freshman Kristin Karsch (Kennett Square, PA/Bishop Shanahan) and sophomore Molly Gannon (Alexandria, VA/Bishop Ireton) connected for back-to-back goals to end the half with the Colonials ahead 6-5.
Key opened the second half with a goal to tie the game 6-6 just 1:08 into the period.
Freshman Annie Wagner substituted in for her first goal of the game before sophomore Steph Janice's shot deflected off a defender and bounced into the net. Schwarzmann earned a free position shot to cap the Blue Jay scoring run, putting Hopkins ahead 9-6 with less than 20 minutes to play.
Mayer and Hostetler each tallied her third goal to close in 9-8, but Wagner scored off an unassisted move to the net with 5:35 remaining. With a two-goal lead, the Blue Jays slowed down and controlled the game. Sophomore Anne Crisafulli's goal off junior's Kelley Putnam pass secured the win with 23 seconds on the clock.
Only three players scored for George Washington, as Hostetler and Mayer each had three and Gannon added two. Karsch and Jenny Heisler finished with two assists apiece.
The Colonials return to action Wednesday, March 30, when they face Towson. Game time is 3:30 pm.
Scoring Summary George Washington: Hostetler (3), Mayer (3), Gannon (2) Johns Hopkins: Key (3), Schwarzmann (2), Wagner (2), Voight (1), Crisafulli (1), Houck (1), Janice (1)
Scoring by Periods 1 2 Total George Washington (4-2) 6 2 8 Johns Hopkins (5-2) 5 6 11
Shots: GW 21, JHU 29 Ground balls: GW 22, JHU 25 Turnovers: GW 18, JHU 20 Saves: GW - Fortunato 11 (60:00: JHU - 8 (45:00)