Women's Lacrosse Comes Up Goal Short at Hopkins, 11-10
March 26, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - A 5-1 run pulled the George Washington women's lacrosse team within a goal with 56 seconds left, but Johns Hopkins won the ensuing draw and ran off the waning seconds to hand the Colonials an 11-10 loss in their non-conference finale at Homewood Field Saturday evening.
GW (3-7) led only briefly on redshirt senior Mia Breheny's opening goal 2:20 into the contest that made it 1-0.
Johns Hopkins (6-3) netted the next three goals to take a 3-1 edge, but GW managed to tie it at 3-3 behind goals from freshman Terasa Vassallo and sophomore Nicole Lacey, and once again at 4-4 on junior Sarah Phillips' goal with 6:24 before halftime. The Blue Jays took the lead into intermission at 5-4 on Brooke Foussadier's goal 2:36 before the break.
The Blue Jays tallied the opening three goals of the second half and, after Phillips scored her second goal with 22:33 left, added two more to take their largest lead at 10-5 with 16:22 remaining.
Lacey began the Colonials' rally with a goal with 8:50 left, then sophomore Hannah McLaughlin made it 10-7 with 5:33 to play. Hopkins' Taylor D'Amore scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 4:06 remaining, because McLaughlin, junior Casey Disharoon and Breheny tallied consecutive goals between the 2:43 and 0:56 marks to pull the visitors with a goal, 11-10.
However, JHU's Alyssa Kildare secured her second draw control of the game and GW managed only one foul in the waning seconds in an attempt to cause a turnover.
Both Breheny and Lacey led the attack with two goals and an assist for three points, with Lacey adding three draws to close within two of matching Kristin Karcsh's career mark of 95. Phillips and McLaughlin chipped in two goals apiece, and Disharoon provided a goal, assist, two ground balls, three caused turnover and three draw controls.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman made five saves on 28 shots faced, while counterpart Cosette Larash turned away five of GW's 19 shots.
Colleen McCaffrey tallied a hat trick and Foussadier added two goals and an assist to pace Johns Hopkins, which defeated GW for the ninth time in as many tries.
GW now turns its attention to Atlantic 10 play, beginning with a home meeting against St. Bonaventure at Mount Vernon Field Saturday, April 1, at 4:00 pm.