Lacrosse Drops Offensive Battle to Saint Joseph's, 11-10

Jocelyn Donohue scored her 100th career goal against Saint Joseph's.
Jocelyn Donohue scored her 100th career goal against Saint Joseph's.
April 20, 2018

WASHINGTON -- In its penultimate game at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus this season, the George Washington lacrosse team engaged in an offensive battle against Saint Joseph's, but could not contain the surging Hawks, and ultimately fell 11-10.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Saint Joseph's opened the scoring with a quick tally off the draw just 32 seconds into the game, but GW quickly bounced back with a goal of its own to even the score at one with 26:47 to play. The Colonials continued to apply pressure on attack and went on a 5-0 surge with
Camaryn Kerns, Caroline Kiernan, Ioanna Mantzouratos and Katie Quinn each adding to GW's offensive effort. The Hawks responded with a 3-0 run of their own, but Mantzouratos snagged a rebound off the post and shot it into the back of the net to give GW a 6-4 lead with 12:57 to go in the half. The Buff and Blue netted another just two minutes later when Jocelyn Donohue registered her first goal of the game and the 100th of her career. The Hawks were able to find the back of the net once more, but Kerns scored her second goal of the game to the give the Colonials an 8-5 advantage going into the break.

The Hawks were the first to strike in the second and added two more tallies to even the score at eight with 23:58 on the clock. GW rebounded with a goal from Quinn off the free position to give the Colonials a one-goal lead, but Saint Joseph's continued to press on attack and scored three goals in a row to hold an 11-9 advantage with 5:14 to go. Donohue took a feed from Morgan McDonnell to bring the Colonials within one with 2:03 left in the game, but the Hawks stayed strong on defense to pull through with the 11-10 victory.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Jocelyn Donohue's first goal of the game marked the 100th goal of her career. The Amherst, New Hampshire, native ranks seventh on GW's career goals list.

  • Freshman netminder Jenna Oler also had a career day for the Colonials and made a program-record 25 saves between the pipes. Oler surpasses Lisa Pagano, who previously held the single-game saves record, dating back to April 2002 when she stopped 19 shots against Howard.

  • Quinn paced the Colonials offensively with three goals, while Mantzouratos, Kerns, and Donohue scored a pair each and Kiernan netted one. Kiernan also led the team with a career-high matching three assists.
  • LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials will now hit the road for the last time during the regular season on Sunday to face Duquesne at 1 p.m. at Rooney Field.

     

     

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