Hot-Shooting No. 19/15 UMass Downs GW Lacrosse, 23-10
Senior Sarah Phillips Becomes Fourth-Ever Colonial to Net 100 Career Goals
April 1, 2012
WASHINGTON – The No. 19/15 Massachusetts lacrosse team used six different scoring runs of two goals or more and George Washington could not overcome the Minutewomen in a 23-10 loss on Sunday at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
With her second goal of the contest, Phillips became the fourth GW player ever to score 100 goals in her career. Already the Colonials’ career leader in assists with 89, the Downingtown, Pa., native joins classmate Megan Seidman, Kristin Karcsh (’08) and Laura Hostetler (’06) in the century club. Seidman’s two-goal game tied her with Karcsh for second on the all-time goal-scoring list with 115 in her career.
UMass (11-1, 2-0 A-10) used a balanced scoring attack in which 11 different players netted goals. The Minutewomen jumped ahead from the outset with two goals inside the first minute, and eventually took a 9-3 lead at the 15:39 mark.
GW (7-4, 1-1 A-1) chipped away throughout the first half and cut the deficit to four with an unassisted goal from Seidman with just 1:46 remaining in the period. The Colonials had a chance to close within three late in the half, but the Minutewomen scored with nine seconds showing on the clock to take an 11-6 advantage into halftime.
The visitors – ranked No. 19 in the most recent IWLCA poll and No. 15 in the deBeers Women’s Media poll – extended their lead as they opened the second half with six consecutive goals, and the Colonials could only respond with four tallies through the remainder of the game.
UMass outshot GW, 33-19, and held a 21-14 advantage in draw controls. Katie Ferris and Nina Sarcona scored a game-high four goals each, and Ferris added two assists to lead the Minutewomen.
GW returns to action on Friday, April 6 at A-10 foe Richmond. Game time is set for 4 p.m.