Women's Lacrosse Stumbles in Second Half Versus George Mason
March 28, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Kristin Karcsh tallied four goals and an assist, but the George Washington women's lacrosse team failed to maintain a pair of three-goal first-half leads and fell to visiting George Mason 14-11 at Mount Vernon Field on Wednesday.
George Mason (5-3) whittled away at GW's early lead, scoring four of the final five goals of the half to pull even at the intermission at 6-6. GMU's Megan Udovich and Karcsh split goals to start the second half, but the Patriots took control of the game from there with five unanswered goals to take a 12-7 lead with 13:48 remaining.
Senior Kristina Harvey halted the run with a free position goal, her 10th of the season, at the 12:47 mark, but the Colonials could pull no closer than three goals the rest of the way. Mason's Laura King scored her fourth goal of the game with 11:48 left to reopen a five-goal cushion. Karcsh tacked on two more goals and junior Lindsay Melvin added an unassisted goal at the 11:12 mark to round out GW's scoring.
Harvey posted an assist to finish with two points on the afternoon. Honeyford pitched in four draw controls and three ground balls to go along with her two goals. Senior Molly Gannon caused four turnovers and added three ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman made six saves in cage for the Colonials. GW led in both shots (27-23) and ground balls (25-24), while both teams committed 22 turnovers.
King led Mason with five points on four goals and an assist. Melissa Venturi finished with four points on a hat trick and an assist, while Kelly Davis had two goals and a helper. Sara Longobucco and Roxie Alsruhe combined for 11 saves, with Alsruhe picking up the win.
GW hosts William & Mary at Mount Vernon Field on Friday at 4:00 pm before embarking on a five-game road swing that begins at Richmond on April 1 at 1:00 pm.