Karcsh's Nine-Point Night Leads Women's Lacrosse Past La Salle, 20-10
April 13, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Junior Kristin Karcsh extended her point-scored streak to 11 consecutive games with a sterling nine-point performance as the George Washington women's lacrosse team cruised past La Salle, 20-10, in the first-ever night lacrosse game at McCarthy Stadium on Friday.
Karcsh's nine points came on five goals and four assists and tied the second-most points scored by one player in a single game in program history. She has scored at least one point in all 11 of the Colonials games this season and paces the team with single-season career-highs of 31 goals and 12 assists. Karcsh, along with sophomore teammate Katie Lilly, also finished with a team-high three draw controls.
GW (6-5, 2-1 A-10) fell behind 1-0 after 19 seconds and 2-1 after 2:28, but rattled off five unanswered goals and 10 of the games' next 11 to put La Salle away before halftime. Senior Kristina Harvey netted three goals during the Colonials first five-goal spurt, while Karcsh added three points on two goals and an assist in their second five-goal run to open an 11-3 cushion with 8:20 left in the first half.
La Salle's (4-6, 0-2 A-10) Catie Borneman tallied a pair of goals around a score by junior Laura Wunk to cut GW's lead to 12-5 at the intermission.
The Explorer's Tiffany Grossi bookended goals around junior Hayley McDonough's second goal of the game to begin the second half, but GW reeled off six straight goals to stretch its lead to 19-7 with 10:54 to play. Karcsh had another three points (one goal, two assists) during that run, while sophomore Katherine Sampson capped the run with two goals.
Karcsh got GW to 20 goals for the first time since hanging a school-record 25 against Howard in March 2004 with her fifth goal of the game with 3:26 left. The 20 goals are the second-most scored by the Colonials in one game in program history.
Harvey finished with a career-high four goals, Sampson posted a hat trick and McDonough (two goals, one assist) and sophomore Meghan Cratty (one goal, two assists) finished with three points apiece. Wunk and senior Molly Gannon both added two goals, while junior Katelyn Honeyford, reigning A-10 Co-Player of the Week, rounded out GW's goal scorers with one tally.
Lilly, senior Kim Andreola and rookie Laura Dominiak led the way with three ground balls apiece. Lilly also added four caused turnovers. Junior Cailtin Garman made two saves in just over 38 minutes before giving way to senior Emily Fortunato, who made three stops in the final 21 minutes. Garman picked up the victory, the 20th of her career. GW held a 29-18 edge in shots.
GW can move into a share of second place in the A-10 with a victory at Temple on Sunday. Opening draw is scheduled for 12:00 pm.