Lacrosse Downs Longwood, 12-8
Hostetler Contributes Three Goals
April 6, 2004
FARMVILLE, VA - The George Washington lacrosse team got three goals from freshman Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD/River Hill) to defeat Div. II Longwood University, 12-8, Tuesday afternoon at Farmville, VA. It was GW's third straight victory and the Colonials handed Longwood its first loss of the season and only its second home loss in 26 matches dating back to the 2000 season. Longwood fell to 10-1 on the season while George Washington improves to 5-5 overall.
The Colonials opened the scoring when junior Meghan McDonough (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) found the back of the net at the 25:28 mark. The Lancers responded just over two minutes later, as sophomore Ali Shafer scored unassisted, tying the game at 1-1, for what proved to be the only time the game would be even.
GW continued to dominate the half, scoring three more unanswered goals, as Jamie Lee (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley) (20:47), Lauren Bower (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) (17:44), and Hostetler (17:29) scored in succession giving the Colonials a 4-1 lead. Longwood senior Carlee Ullery cut Longwood's drought and netted her first of a team-best two goals in the match off a pass from freshman Jenn Shipp, trimming the deficit to two goals (4-2). The two teams then traded goals for the remainder of the first period with the Colonials taking an 8-5 advantage into halftime.
GW opened the second half much as it did the first, scoring with 27:19 remaining, as Heidi Mayer (Havertown, PA/Havertown) netted her second goal of the game off a pass from junior Jenny Heisler (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights). LU Senior Tia Richardson quickly retaliated, netting her lone goal of the contest two minutes later. Hostetler then completed her hat-trick, scoring back-to-back goals at the 18:11 and 16:04 marks, giving the visiting squad its largest advantage of the match at 11-6. Ullery cut the margin to four, netting her second goal with 12:20 left in the half off a pass from classmate Kristy Taylor, but the Colonials' defense proved to be too much, as the Lancers went scoreless for the next 12 minutes until Shipp scored with nine seconds remaining.
Hostetler led the visiting Colonials with her game-high three goals, while Mayer added two goals and an assist. Katie Kearns (Glenside, PA/Cheltenham) also recorded two goals on the afternoon.GW freshman goalkeeper Emily Fortunato (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) maded 10 saves. Longwood senior keeper Stacey Schmidt and sophomore Emily Wilson split the game in front of the net, combining for nine saves, getting six and three, respectively.
GW's next game takes place on Friday, April 9 when the Colonials host La Salle in an Atlantic 10 Conference game beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Lacrosse Field. GW Lacrosse plays its home games at 2100 Foxhall Road in northwest Washington.
George Washington (5-5) 8 - 4 - 12
Longwood (10-1) 5 - 3 - 8
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