Women's Lacrosse Beats Bison, 15-8
WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2002) - Junior Jacqueline Arfaa scored four goals and added one assist to notch a team-high five points, while junior goalkeeper Lisa Pagano made 19 saves. allowing only eight scores on 27 shots by the Howard Bison, to give George Washington the 15-8 victory.
The Colonials (4-7. 0-4) charged out of the gate, taking an an early 6-0 lead just eight minutes into the contest behind two scores from Arfaa and freshman Jenny Heisler, and a goal each from freshmen Meghan McDonough and Heidi Mayer. GW would add one more score by freshmen Jamie Lee to go up 7-0 before Howard got on the board with a goal from junior Melissa Bryant nearly halfway through the first half.
The Bison suffered a devastating loss early in the first half when Howard's leading scorer Chizoba Egbuonu was ejected after receiving two consecutive yellow cards arguing a play at 21:11. Egbuonu had accounted for 40% (40-75) of the Bisons goals heading into the game. Mayer and Arfaa would each add another score before halftime giving the Colonials an 11-1 edge at the break.
GW extended their lead to 13-1, on Arfaa's fourth goal of the day and McDonough's second score, with just five minutes gone in the second half. Howard would mount a comeback, out-scoring the Colonials 7-2 over an 15 minute run, but the Colonials lead proved to be too much for the Bison to overcome.
Goals-Assists: GW - Arfaa 4-1, McDonough 3-1, Mayer 3-0, Achtmeyer 1-1, Heisler 2-0, Valle 1-1, Lee 1-0, Kachwaha 0-1. HU - Theodore 2-2, Bryant 2-0, Okereke 2-0, McDaniel 1-0, Welsh 1-0.
Goalkeeping: GW - Pagano (60 mins., 19 saves, 8 goals allowed). HU - Lawrence (60 mins., 8 saves, 15 goals allowed).