GW Lacrosse Welcomes Liberty on Wednesday Afternoon

Sophomore Julia Lawson

Feb. 25, 2014

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WASHINGTON - George Washington lacrosse welcomes Liberty on Wednesday afternoon for the first-ever matchup between the two programs. First draw at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The Colonials (1-1) look to open their home slate with a 2-0 record after trouncing Howard, 24-7, in their season opener last Wednesday. GW most recently fell at Drexel, 12-7, on Sunday, Feb. 16 in its first road game of the season. Junior Jamie Bumgardner led the Colonials against the Dragons with a team-high five points on two goals and three assists and classmate Allie Rash added two goals.

Bumgardner (5g, 7a) and Rash (3g, 2a) pace the Colonials in scoring on the young season with 12 and five points, respectively, while junior Rachel Mia (3g), senior Jordy Bathras (3g) and classmate Lindsey DiAntonio (2g, 1a) have all chipped in three points. Bumgardner leads the Atlantic 10 and is tied for 11th in NCAA Division I with 3.50 assists per game and is tied for first in the conference and 11th in the nation with 6.0 points per game.

Junior Jenn Seitz (8dc) is tied for the top of the league standings with 4.0 draw controls per game and GW as a team is tied for first in the A-10 and fifth in the country with 38 draw controls. Rookie Michaela Lynch (1g, 1a) has picked up two ground balls and won seven draw controls this year.



Liberty (1-3) comes to GW for the first time after snapping a three-game season-opening skid with a 13-9 win over Elon on Friday. The Lady Flames are led in scoring by Sam Struss (11g), Kallie Britton (3g, 4a) and Nina Dunay (4g, 2a) while goalkeeper Kristen Masullo (41 saves, 58 ga) owns a 16.73 goals-against average. After recording a hat trick on a game-high eight shots against Elon, LU's freshman attacker Michaela Rich was named the Big South Freshman of the Week.

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