Colonials Fall at Temple in Overtime
May. 1, 2005
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The GW women's lacrosse team (13-4, 5-2 A-10) missed out on a share the Atlantic 10 regular-season title, losing its regular-season finale at Temple (10-6, 6-1 A-10) in overtime by the score of 11-10 on Sunday, May 1 at Geasey Field. GW will be the third seed for the upcoming conference championship tournament and it will take on second-seeded Duquesne at 7:30 p.m. when the championship gets underway on Friday, May 6 in Richmond, VA.
Temple and Duquesne, which defeated La Salle on Sunday, shared the regular-season crown and the two squads will be the top two seeds in the conference tournament. Richmond claimed the final spot in the field and will be seeded fourth.
Sophomore Laura Hostetler paced GW with four goals versus the Owls, increasing her career total to 99. She is now GW's all-time goals scorer, one ahead of senior Jamie Lee, who has 98. Hostetler also added an assist on Sunday for a total of five points. Senior Heidi Mayer also notched five points in the contest with two goals and three assists.
The Colonials took their first lead of the match, 4-3, on consecutive goals by junior Colleen Schmidt and Katelyn Honeyford at 14:33 and 17:03, respectively. The Owls' Allison Frengs tied the match one minute and 53 seconds later, and each team scored once in the final seven minutes of the half to make the count 5-5 at the intermission.
The Owls reeled off four straight goals to open the second half, including two by Frengs on free-position chances, to claim a commanding 9-5 lead at 37:08. GW rallied back with four goals of its own, one by Mayer, and three straight scores by Hostetler to tie the game with less than seven minutes to play. Another Frengs goal put the Owls in front with 3:45 to go, but Mayer and Hostetler hooked up for the tying tally at 58:29 to force overtime.
Frengs scored the only goal of the extra session at the 2:47 mark to give the Owls the victory.
GW goaltender Caitlin Garman established a new career best in saves for the second straight game, making 11 stops in 66 minutes, including two in overtime to keep the Colonials within striking distance. She now has 59 saves on the season.
The Colonials' 10 goals increased their season total to 195, a new team single-season record. They recorded assists on 70 percent of their scores versus the Owls on Sunday (7-of-10).
Frengs led Temple with six points (5g, 1a) and Corey Leader (three goals) and Casey Cech (2g, 1a) each registered three points. Megan McLouth made 10 saves in the match to help Temple to at least a share of the A-10 regular-season title for the seventh straight year.