Richmond Edges GW Lacrosse, 18-17, in Second-Half Run

Senior Sarah Phillips scored a career-high six goals against Richmond on Friday.

April 6, 2012

Box Score

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite a 10-9 GW lead at halftime, Richmond outscored the visiting Colonials, 9-7, in the second period to edge the George Washington lacrosse team, 18-17, on Friday afternoon at Robins Stadium.

The Spiders (6-6, 2-1 A-10) had a one-goal deficit at the break but opened the second half with three straight goals and never surrendered the lead. GW’s senior midfielder Sarah Phillips scored a career- and game-high six goals, but it was not enough to lift the Colonials (7-5, 1-2) to victory.

Phillips’ six goals knotted her with Laura Hostetler (’05), Taylor Donohue (’09) and Megan Seidman (’11) for the second-most tallies in a game in program history.

Tied at nine with 10 seconds remaining in the first half, freshman Addi Bolin and senior Megan Seidman connected to put GW up one with just one second to show on the clock to head to halftime. The Spiders broke away 52 seconds into the second period with three consecutive goals and the Colonials could not recover, despite cutting the lead to one goal six separate times throughout the half and out-shooting Richmond, 20-15.

Phillips recorded four goals in the second half – three of which were unassisted – while freshman Rachel Mia added two. Bolin chipped in four points on a goal and three assists, while Seidman registered four points on three goals and one assist, and junior Nicole Lacey scored two goals and two assists.



GW and Richmond exchanged goals throughout the contest, with neither squad leading by more than two goals at a time.

Junior goalkeeper Jess Hicks recorded 11 stops in goal. Richmond goalie Victoria Roebuck tallied 13 saves on the day.

GW returns home to host Temple on Friday, April 13, for its final home game of the regular season. The Colonials match up with the Owls at 4 p.m.

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