GW Lacrosse Routs George Mason, 14-7, in #RevRivalry
Junior Rachel Mia Scores Game-High Six Goals for Colonials
April 18, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Washington lacrosse team used a dominating offensive effort to defeat local foe and Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason, 14-7, on Friday evening at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Six different players had multi-point efforts for GW as junior Rachel Mia scored a game- and season-high six goals while classmate Jamie Bumgardner (1g, 3a) and freshman Michaela Lynch (2g, 2a) each registered four points. Sophomore Olivia Boudreau chipped in a goal and dished out an assist, and senior Terasa Vassallo and sophomore Hallie Walker each scored twice.
The Colonials (6-8, 2-3 A-10) limited the Patriots (7-7, 1-4 A-10) to just two goals as they erupted for an 11-goal first half to propel them to victory. With the win, GW evened the score with George Mason in the Revolutionary Rivalry standings at 8-8.
Mia scored first for the Buff and Blue on a free position goal at 5:52, Bumgardner and Mia made it a 3-0 game less than three minutes later with consecutive unassisted goals. The Colonials then went on a five-goal unanswered run over the next 10:08 to take an 8-0 lead.
Walker found the back of the net off of a pass from Lynch, then Lynch scored her own goal on a helper from senior Jordy Bathras. Mia scored back-to-back goals, which were assisted by Bumgardner and Boudreau, respectively, and Vassallo closed the run off of a pass from Lynch.
Mason got on the scoreboard with 2:26 left in the first half, but GW immediately responded with a free position goal from Boudreau to take a 9-1 lead. The Patriots scored again at the 28:36 mark and Vassallo and Lynch answered as the Colonials took an 11-2 lead into halftime.
Mia wasted no time scoring in the second frame as she found her way around Mason goalkeeper Caroline Brouse just 24 seconds into action, and Walker followed with a goal at 2:08 to extend GW's lead to 13-2. The Patriots broke up GW's run and scored twice to pull with nine at 7:10, but Mia registered her sixth tally four minutes later for a 14-4 score.
Mason wrapped the final 2:14 of play with three straight goals, but it was not enough to overcome GW's commanding attack and pressure defense.
The Colonials caused 12 of the Patriots' 17 turnovers and held a 15-7 advantage in draw controls, including a team- and career-high five draws by Bumgardner. Junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Jones matched her career-high with 11 saves, 10 of which came in the second half.
GW returns to action in a week when it welcomes La Salle to the GW Lacrosse Field on Friday, April 25. First draw is slated for 4 p.m.