Women's Lacrosse Tripped by Temple, 12-10
Lilly Nets Career-High Three Points as Colonials' Comeback Fails
April 11, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's lacrosse team cut a four-goal deficit to one with less than 10 minutes to play against Atlantic 10 league-leader Temple, but the Owls scored a pair of late goals to send the Colonials to their fourth straight loss, 12-10, at Mount Vernon Field Friday afternoon.
Junior Katie Lilly capped a 3-0 run with a spectacular individual effort to bring GW to within a goal, 10-9, with 9:07 remaining. Lilly forced Temple's Alison Incarnato into a turnover, picked up the ground ball, out-ran the Owls' defense and beat the goalkeeper to keep the Colonials within striking distance of the league's top team.
However, Whitney Richards and Chelsea Rosiek each scored the last of their three goals in a span of 54 seconds as Temple regained a 12-9 advantage with 4:38 to play.
Lilly added her second goal of the game, fourth of the season, with 2:55 left, but the Owls' secured the ensuing draw control and successfully ran the clock to remain undefeated in conference play at 6-0.
GW (3-10, 1-4 A-10) held a one-goal lead three separate times in the first half, but Temple (9-3, 6-0) tallied the last two goals of the period to take a 6-5 cushion into halftime. The Owls opened the second half with three unanswered goals to take their largest lead of the game, 9-5, with 26:33 left.
Junior Katherine Sampson posted a hat trick, followed by Lilly's two goals. Lilly also added an assist for her first career multi-point game. Senior Kristin Karcsh had a goal and an assist to run her goal- and point-scored streak to 11 games. Senior Laura Wunk had two assists and leads GW with 17 this season.
Whitney Richards had three goals, three assists and five draw controls to lead Temple. Hillary Richards won a game-high seven draws and added two assists.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman made two saves in the loss. Bridget McMullan made five first-half saves for the Owls, while Jessica Colucci earned the victory with a pair of second-half saves.
Temple won 20-of-24 draw controls, but GW held a 21-16 shot advantage and an 11-9 edge in ground balls. GW, which has lost its last four games by a combined six goals, will celebrate Senior Day in its non-conference finale against Denver at Mount Vernon this Sunday, April 13, at 12:00 pm. The Colonials close their home schedule against A-10 rival Richmond Wednesday, April 16.