Women's Lacrosse Beaten by St. Bonaventure, 11-9
April 6, 2008
ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - George Washington women's lacrosse got three goals from junior Katherine Sampson and three points from senior Laura Wunk, but St. Bonaventure took a four-goal lead late in the second half and held on to hand the Colonials their third consecutive Atlantic 10 loss by two goals-or-less, 11-9, at McGraw-Jennings Field Sunday.
GW (3-9, 1-3 A-10) has lost seven games by three goals-or-less this season, including one- or two-goal losses in each of its last three games. St. Bonaventure picked up its first conference win of the season and is now 2-8 overall, 1-3 in the Atlantic 10.
After falling behind 1-0, sophomore Mia Breheny and senior Kristin Karcsh each scored to give GW its only lead of the game, 2-1, with 26:29 left in the first half. St. Bonaventure went on a 5-1 run to regain a 6-3 edge, but Sampson netted two of her three goals to bring GW within 7-5 at halftime.
Karcsh, who scored a goal for the 10th consecutive game, opened the second half with her second goal to pull the Colonials within 7-6, but the Bonnies answered three minutes later. Wunk once again cut the deficit to a goal with 18:31 remaining, but SBU tallied three unanswered goals in a span of eight minutes for its largest lead of the game, 11-7, at the 9:12 mark.
Junior Katie Lilly, who won a game-high five ground balls, scored her second goal of the season with 6:15 to play and Sampson completed her hat trick with 4:34 left, but GW couldn't inch any closer.
Breheny added a goal and an assist to match Karcsh's two points. Sophomore Taylor Donohue assisted GW's last two goals to finish with two points.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman made five saves on 22 shots faced, while SBU's Eboni Preston stopped 12 of 22 shots.
GW begins a three-match homestand at Mount Vernon Field with an A-10 match against Temple Friday, April 11, at 3:30 pm.