GW Lacrosse Tops La Salle, 8-7, in Key A-10 Contest
Lacey and Phillips Lead Colonials with Three Goals Apiece
April 15, 2012
Junior Nicole Lacey converted a free-position goal with 12:03 remaining in the game for what proved to be the game-winner for GW (9-5, 3-2 A-10). Lacey also provided the deciding goal in the Colonials' 14-13 overtime victory over
Lacey and senior Sarah Phillips each tallied a game-high three goals and classmate Megan Seidman chipped in two to round out GW’s offense. Phillips and freshman Addi Bolin were each credited with an assist. With her four points, Phillips (110g/96a) climbed to 206 for her career, which is six shy of passing Laura Hostetler's program record 211 career points.
Seidman got the Colonials on the board less than a minute into the contest and the Explorers tied the score at 1-1 at the 15:01 mark.
Seidman connected with Phillips for a goal with 14 seconds left in the opening half to put the Buff and Blue ahead, 3-2, heading into the break.
Melanie Sarcinello scored on a free-position shot to give La Salle a 5-4 lead, but Phillips added back-to-back goals a minute apart to give the Colonials the lead at 6-5 with 22:10 remaining. Sarcinello netted her second consecutive free-position shot to tie the score at 16:37 and La Salle gained a 7-6 lead less than one minute later.
Phillips scored her third and final goal at the 14:28 mark for the seventh tie of the game at 7-7. With just over 12 minutes remaining in regulation, Lacey drew a foul and buried the free-position shot to lift the Colonials to victory.
GW continues its road swing with league contests at Duquesne and St. Bonaventure next weekend to finish the A-10 regular season. The Colonials match up with the Dukes in