Sampson Nets Four in Women's Lacrosse Loss at No. 11 Georgetown
April 20, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Sophomore Katherine Sampson matched a career-high with four goals, but the George Washington women's lacrosse team fell to nationally-ranked No. 11 Georgetown, 18-7, at Multi-Sport Field on Friday afternoon.
GW (7-6) scored two of the games' first three goals, but Georgetown rattled off five unanswered and closed the first half on a 10-3 run to open an 11-5 lead at halftime and send the Colonials to 2-11 all-time against ranked opponents.
Junior Kristin Karcsh spotted a wide-open Sampson on the opening tally just over three minutes in, then scored her team-leading 33rd goal of the season at the 22:18 mark to give GW an early 2-1 advantage. Karcsh has now scored in all 13 of GW's games this season.
Georgetown (8-6) flexed its muscle from that point behind the play of Coco Stanwick and Schuyler Sutton. The duo combined for seven goals in the Hoyas' half-ending 10-3 run, while teammate Brittany Baschuk registered three assists during the tide-turning spurt.
Senior Kristina Harvey broke up Georgetown's string of goals with her 19th tally of the season at the 10:43 mark. GU ran off four more goals before Sampson and Karcsh netted two of the final three goals of the period to close the deficit to six goals at the intermission.
Sampson once again opened the scoring with her third goal of the game 57 seconds into the second half, but the Hoyas clamped down on the Colonials the rest of the way. GU netted three consecutive goals before Sampson put her fourth goal of the game on the board with 14:07 remaining. Georgetown closed the game with four additional goals to produce the final 18-7 margin.
GW was without the services of junior Katelyn Honeyford, the team-leader in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers, due to a knee injury sustained in Sunday's 7-6 victory at Temple. In addition, sophomore Meghan Cratty left the game with 16:37 remaining in the first half with an apparent leg injury and did not return.
Stanwick (six goals), Sutton (five) and Ashby Kaestner (three) scored 14 of Georgetown's 18 goals.
Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman faced a barrage of 36 shots and recorded 10 saves in the loss. Garman also secured a game-high six ground balls, while sophomore Katie Lilly forced a team-high three turnovers. GW was outshot, 36-14, and trailed in draw controls, 19-7, but led in ground balls, 21-15.
The game will be televised on tape delay on Verizon FiOS Channel 1 in the District area. It can be seen three separate times: Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, April 29 at 10:00 am.
GW resumes conference play this Sunday, April 22, against Saint Joseph's. Opening draw at Mount Vernon Field is set for 12:00 pm.