Garman, Women's Lacrosse Shuts Down Saint Joseph's, 9-1
April 22, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman and the Colonials' defense kept Saint Joseph's scoreless for more than 56 minutes as George Washington cruised past the Hawks, 9-1, in Atlantic 10 women's lacrosse action at Mount Vernon Field on Sunday.
Garman finished with 10 saves and allowed just one goal, the fewest ever allowed in a single-game in program history. The previous low of three was set in the program's inaugural game, a 10-3 victory over Marist on March 3, 2002.
Freshman Taylor Donohue netted a career-high four goals and added an assist to finish with five points. Junior Lindsay Melvin also had a career day, posting her second career multi-point game with a goal and three assists. Junior Kristin Karcsh added two assists to keep extend her point-scored streak to 14 consecutive games.
GW (8-6, 4-1 A-10) controlled from the start as Melvin scored on a pass from Donohue less than three minutes into the game. Junior Hayley McDonough tallied the game-winner with 19:46 left in the first half on a dish from Melvin. Donohue added an unassisted goal with 11:45 remaining in the period as the Colonials took a 3-0 lead into intermission.
GW tacked on another five goals in the second half before Saint Joseph's got on the board. Rookie Katelyn Langs opened the second-half scoring with her first career goal at the 24:52 mark. Melvin had consecutive assists on goals by sophomore Katherine Sampson and Donohue in a span of 22 seconds to push the Colonials to a 6-0 cushion.
Karcsh got her first point on an assist to senior Kristina Harvey, whose back-handed goal at the 14:12 mark gave GW a 7-0 edge. Donohue scored her third 43 seconds later when her shot caromed off SJU goalkeeper Suzy Herlihy and trickled into the goal.
Saint Joseph's (6-7, 1-4 A-10) rookie Jenna Martino scored on a free position shot with 3:39 left to end Garman's bid for the rare shutout. Donohue pumped in her fourth goal with 26 seconds to play on Karcsh's second assist of the afternoon.
Defenders Molly Gannon, Kim Andreola and Laura Dominiak combined for seven ground balls and four caused turnovers. Gannon led GW with three ground balls, while Dominiak led all players with three caused turnovers.
Herlihy made nine saves and won a game-high four ground balls in the loss.
GW led in shots (25-17), ground balls (12-11) and draw controls (9-3).
The Colonials can clinch the program's second Atlantic 10 Tournament berth with a victory against Duquesne on Friday, April 27. Opening draw is slated for 3:30 pm.