GW Ties Season High with 19 Goals on Senior Day
McDonough Scores Four Points in Final Home Match
April 22, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - The GW women's lacrosse team (12-3) tied its season high with 19 goals in a 19-6 victory over Saint Mary's (CA) in its final home game of the 2005 campaign on Friday, April 22 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Friday's offensive explosion matched its highest scoring output of year achieved against Davidson back on March 18.
Senior captain Meghan McDonough, who was honored in Senior Day ceremonies prior to the match, made it a day to remember with a season-best four points (3g, 1a). Freshman Kristin Karcsh also netted four points, a career high, with three goals and an assist. Karcsh also finished with a team-high five draw controls.
In all 12 Colonials registered a point in the game, including junior Annie Howley who paced GW with five (3g, 2a) and senior Erin Berry, who tallied her first of the year with an assist in the second half. Freshman Lindsay Melvin also registered a personal best with two points (1g, 1a) in the contest.
The Colonials scored four of the game's first five goals to claim a 4-1 lead at the 24:29 mark. A tally by the Gaels' Jessica Tsou at 25:43 closed the gap to 4-2, but GW reeled off four goals in the span of 3 minutes and seven seconds to increase its margin to 8-2 at the half.
Seniors Jamie Lee and Jenny Heisler opened the second half with scores to put GW in front, 10-2. A pair of unassisted goals by Jen Utley brought the Gaels (1-12) within seven, 12-5, but that's as close as they would get. The Colonials scored seven of the match's final eight goals to provide the winning margin. Lee finished with a hat trick and Heisler had three points in their final home appearance.
GW outshot Saint Mary's, 44-10, in the contest and owned a 27-19 edge in ground balls.
Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Garman played the first half to earn the victory, her eighth of the year, tying the GW single-season record. Sophomore Emily Fortunato also saw time in the cage, as did rookie Teddi Shihadeh. Shihadeh played the last 9:59 of the match, her second appearance this season.
Utley led the Gaels with two goals and three total points. Ally High finished with two points on one goal and one assist. Katie Augustine played all 60 minutes in net for Saint Mary's and made 12 saves.
The Colonials can secure their first-ever Atlantic 10 Tournament berth with a victory against league foe Massachusetts on Sunday, April 24 in Amherst. The draw is set for 12:00 p.m.
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