Colonials Defeat Richmond, 11-6
April 1, 2005
RICHMOND, VA - The GW women's lacrosse team (6-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) remained unbeaten in conference play with an 11-6 victory over Richmond (2-6, 0-1 Atlantic 10) on Friday, April 1 at First Market Stadium. The triumph marked the second straight time the Colonials have beaten the Spiders.
Senior Heidi Mayer tied the GW single-game assists record in the contest with five helpers, including four during GW's 6-0 scoring run which broke the game open. She also recorded three ground balls. Sophomore Laura Hostetler also finished with five points on the day on four goals and one assist. Senior captain Jenny Heisler also contributed a goal against the Spiders and now has 99 points for her career, one shy of becoming the third Colonial to reach the 100-career point plateau. Heisler also led GW with three draw controls and scooped up three ground balls.
The triumph was especially sweet for GW head coach Chrissy Lombard, who earned a victory over her former coach Sue Murphy. Lombard played for Murphy at Boston University from 1998-2001.
With Richmond leading 3-1, junior transfer Annie Howley tallied back-to-back goals to tie the score at the 13:20 mark. After a free-position tally by the Spiders' Kristen Habicht put Richmond in front, 4-3, the Colonials reeled off six straight goals, including all four of Hostetler's scores, to claim a 9-4 margin at 42:49. Habicht brought the Spiders within four with another free-position goal at 44:20, but GW outscored Richmond 2-1 the rest of the way to produce the final margin.
Freshman goalie Caitlin Garman played all 60 minutes in goal for GW and made four saves to earn her second career victory.
Habicht paced the Spiders with four goals and Morghan Vahue contributed two assists. Jackie Swansburg made one save between the pipes for Richmond in a losing effort.
The Colonials will play their third game in five days on Sunday, April 3 when they host Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponent Denver at 12:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.