Hostetler Breaks Career Scoring Record
Colonials Knock Off Colgate, 12-8
April 17, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Two days after tying the school record for points in a game, sophomore Laura Hostetler became GW's all-time leading scorer with two goals and two assists in its 12-8 win against Colgate (10-5) on Sunday, April 17 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Hostetler now has 126 career points, surpassing teammate Heidi Mayer, who now ranks second all-time with 124.
Hostetler's 126 markers have come in 31 career games (4.1 ppg). That wasn't the only new record she set on Sunday. Her two assists versus the Raiders increased her season total to 19, a new single-season mark and her two scores upped her total for the year to 45, matching her single-season goals scored mark established in 2004.
The Colonials used a five-goal run at the end of the first half and beginning of the second period to take control of the game. With the match tied at six goals apiece, Hostetler registered an unassisted tally at 21:59 to give GW the lead. Thirteen seconds later sophomore Molly Gannon netted her sixth goal of the year to put the Colonials in front, 8-6, heading into intermission.
GW reeled off the first three scores of the second stanza to claim an 11-6 advantage at 35:30. Colgate's Kelly Winning snapped the Raiders' scoring drought with an unassisted score at the 39-minute mark. Junior Annie Howley registered her fourth goal of the match at 45:46 and the Raiders' Carly Holden closed the game's scoring with a goal at 47:13. The GW defense kept the Raiders off the scoreboard for the final 12:47 of the contest to improve its record to 11-3 on the year.
Howley's four scores matched her career high, which she has achieved on two other occasions in 2005, most recently versus Duquesne April 10. She ranks second on the team with 21 goals and total 28 points. Senior captain Meghan McDonough recorded her second straight three-point game with a goal and two assists versus Colgate. Classmate Jenny Heisler chipped in a goal and an assist. She also contributed a ground ball and is now one ground ball shy of tying the GW single-season standard of 39 set in 2002 by Erin Berry.
Sophomore Emily Fortunato played the first half in goal and made two saves to pick up her fourth win of the season. Goaltender Sue Bielamowicz finished with six saves on the day for the Raiders.
Katie McVeigh paced Colgate with a hat trick. Kelly Winning netted two goals and Jessica Van der Meulen recorded two assists for the Raiders.
The Colonials wrap up their home schedule with St. Mary's (CA) on Friday, April 24. Senior Day ceremonies will take place prior to the match, which begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.