Lacrosse Falls to Saint Joseph's, 15-12, in Season Finale
Shollenberger tallies career-high matcing four points
PHILADELPHIA -- Senior Cassidy Shollenberger tallied a career-high matching four points on four goals, but the George Washington lacrosse team fell to Saint Joseph's, 15-12, on Saturday afternoon in the season finale at Sweeney Field.
Along with Shollenberger, junior Jocelyn Donohue (3g, 1a) and senior Michaela Lynch (2g, 2a) recorded four points each as well, senior Bailey Forcier tallied three points on two goals and one assist, and freshman Katie Quinn scored one goal.
Junior keeper Adele Wise made nine saves in the crease and finishes the season with a career-high 137 saves.
The Hawks came out hot in the first half, scoring back-to-back goals within the first minute of play before Donohue found Forcier to spark the Colonials offense. Just one minute later, Donohue took a quick pass from Shea Cassidy to even the score at two, and then put the Colonials on top with her second goal of the game at the 23:04 mark. Saint Joseph's responded with a goal from Maggie Egan, but GW battled back with goals from Forcier, Shollenberger, and Quinn to hold a 6-4 advantage with 10:18 left in the half. The Hawks applied the offensive pressure in the final ten minutes of the first to lead 9-6 at the break.
GW started strong in the second half, with Donohue scoring her third and final goal of the game at the 28:36 mark. The Hawks rebounded with a 3-0 run of their own, before Lynch was able to find the back of the net twice in a two-minute span to keep the Colonials within three. The two teams continued to trade goals for the remainder of the second, with Shollenberger's fourth goal of the game putting GW behind by two with 4:35 to play. In the final minute, Saint Joseph's Aly Gormley found the back of the net to cement the 15-12 decision.
Donohue finishes the year with a team- and career-high 39 goals, ranking ninth-most in a single season in program history, while Caroline Kiernan closes out her freshman campaign with a team-high 47 draw controls, a mark that ranks second on GW's all-time freshman records list. In addition, Forcier concludes her career with 46 assists, 10th on GW's all-time list.
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