Lacrosse Rallies for 10-9 Overtime Win at Saint Joseph's
April 7, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The George Washington women's lacrosse team came back from a 9-3 second-half deficit to upend Saint Joseph's, 10-9, in overtime Friday afternoon in Philadelphia. GW sophomore Kristin Karcsh (Kennett Square, PA) paced the Colonials with four goals, including the game-winner. The victory improved GW's record to 5-7, 1-1 in the A-10 while SJU dropped to 4-5, 1-1 A-10.
The Colonials scored less than a minute into the game but the Hawks quickly answered with a goal by Westlake. St. Joe's went on to take the lead a few minutes later as Colangelo scored off a quick pass from Lindsey McCool to make the score 2-1. GW tied it on a goal by Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD) then took the lead on a goal by Laura Wunk (Ellicott City, MD) less than a minute later.
SJU's Kristina Jaggers tied it again at 3-3 before the Hawks scored the final four goals of the first half for a 6-3 lead at the break. The Hawks continued to widen the gap in the second half adding goals by Jenny Egan assisted by Colangelo, Kerry O'Connell from Colangelo, and Karen Wiley to bring the score to 9-3. The Colonials finally answered back at 22:46 with a goal by Lauren Bower (Moorestown, NJ). Bower's goal kick-started GW's comeback and Saint Joseph's was unable to respond. Regulation ended with the score tied at 9-9.
In overtime, George Washington got off the first shot which was saved by Hawks' goalie Sarah Magan. The Colonials were able to come back down the field after the second face-off and sophomore Kristin Karcsh (Kennett Square, PA) scored the game-winning goal on a shot that the officials decided hit Magan and crossed the goal line while bouncing on the ground. The Hawks managed to fire four more shots on goal before time expired.
Kristina Jaggers and Jessica Westlake led the scoring for the Hawks with two goals a piece.
GW sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Garman (Baltimore, MD/Friends School) started in goal and made a save before giving way to junior Emily Fortunato (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Fortunato closed out the rest of the game and recorded 12 saves. SJU's Magan recorded six saves while facing 25 GW shots.
GW aims for its second straight A-10 victory when it hosts Temple this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon Field located at 2100 Foxhall Road, in northwest Washington.
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