GW Lacrosse Falls at Richmond, 13-6, in Road Finale
Colonials Host George Mason in #RevRivalry Game on Friday
April 13, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman Michaela Lynch scored a career-high three goals but it was not enough to lift the George Washington lacrosse team in a 13-6 loss at Atlantic 10 foe Richmond on Sunday afternoon at Robins Stadium.
GW (5-8, 1-3 A-10) found the back of the net three times in each half but the squad was not able to overcome Richmond’s three-goal halftime lead. Lynch’s three tallies were a team high, and she also won two draw controls on the day.
The Spiders (9-4, 4-0 A-10) got on the scoreboard first and took a 2-0 lead at 3:44, but the Colonials came back and registered three straight goals over a 5:16 span to take a 3-2 advantage. Lynch and senior Terasa Vassallo each scored off passes from junior Jamie Bumgardner less than 30 seconds apart and GW took the lead when senior Lindsey DiAntonio scored on a free position shot.
Richmond then erupted on a four-goal run over the final 18:01 of the period to take a 6-3 lead into the break, then opened the second half with its fifth straight tally 1:46 into action.
Lynch broke up the Spiders’ surge with an unassisted goal one minute later, and the squads traded goals over the next 15:15. Lynch scored again for the Colonials and sophomore Ellie Glasgow found the back of the net off a helper from classmate Hallie Walker at 12:04 for a 9-6 score, but it would be the final goal for GW as Richmond closed the final 4:37 of play with four unanswered.
GW caused six of Richmond’s 11 turnovers, including two from sophomore Julia Lawson, and picked up 12 ground balls on the afternoon. Juniors Allie Rash and Rachel Mia won three and two draws, respectively, and junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Jones made eight saves between the pipes.
The Colonials return to action when they welcome A-10 newcomer George Mason for a key Revolutionary Rivalry matchup on Friday, April 18. First draw at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus is slated for 4 p.m.