Lacrosse Upended by Temple, 13-10
Colonials Squander 4-0 Lead
April 9, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington women's lacrosse team started strong opening a 4-0 lead but couldn't hang on as Temple rallied for a 13-10 victory over the Colonials in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Sunday afternoon at GW's Mount Vernon Field. The loss dropped GW to 5-8 overall, 1-2 in the A-10 while Temple improved to 5-5, 1-1.
The Colonials took charge right away scoring four unanswered goals by four different players and looked like they were on their way to a rout before Temple answered with a pair of goals to cut the deficit to 4-2 at the 22:38 mark of the first half.
GW senior Annie Howley (Levittown, NY) scored an unassisted goal just 1:10 into the game followed less than two minutes later by a goal from Laura Hostetler (Ellicott City, MD). A minute after Hostetler's goal, sophomore Kristin Karcsh (Kennett Square, PA) found the net on a free positiion shot before senior attacker Colleen Schmidt (Wantagh, NY) added an unassisted goal for a 4-0 GW lead.
Temple got on the scoreboard at the 23:36 mark on a free position goal from junior Allison Frengs and was followed up just three minutes later on a goal by Temple's Casey Cech, after taking a pass from Whitney Richards, to cut the lead to 4-2.
GW sophomore Kristin Karcsh (Kennett Square, PA) scored at the 19:29 mark before Temple added a pair of scores by Frengs and Johna Capaldo to creep within one at 5-4. Schmidt answered with an unassisted goal at the 8:03 mark to put GW up, 6-4, before Capaldo scored her second goal of the half at the 3:37 mark. Schmidt added her third goal of the period followed by a score from TU's Richards to end the half with GW clinging to a 7-6 lead.
The Owls scored less than a minute into the second half to tie the game on a goal by Richards and reeled off the next four goals to take an 11-7 lead with 11:40 remaining. The Colonials then began winning the draw controls and answered with three straight goals, one by Hayley McDonough (Annapolis, MD) and a pair from Hostetler, to get GW back within one at 11-10 with more than seven minutes left. After GW had overcome a six-goal deficit to defeat Saint Joseph's just 48 hours earlier, it looked like they were about to stage a similar comeback but Temple rose to the challenge and scored the game's final two goals on shots by Frengs and a free postion goal into an empty net by Berkley Summerlin, to seal the victory.
GW played both of its goalkeepers Caitlin Garman (Baltimore, MD) and Emily Fortunato (Farmingdale, NY) to find a way to stop the Owls but both had limited success. Temple goalie Caitlin Gregory recorded 10 saves while facing 27 GW shots.
GW aims for its second A-10 victory when it travels to St. Bonaventure this Friday for a 3:30 p.m. game in Olean, NY.
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