GW Lacrosse Opens Three-Game Road Trip at George Mason on Wednesday
Colonials Look for First Win over Patriots
Feb. 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's lacrosse team visits perennial foe George Mason in nearby Fairfax, Va., on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Patriots' George Mason Stadium.
The Colonials (2-1) are coming off a 20-6 rout of Long Island on Saturday at Mount Vernon Field. Freshman Addi Bolin scored a career-high six points on four goals and two assists, while senior Sarah Phillips also tallied six points on two goals and four helpers. In addition, senior Megan Seidman and freshman Rachel Mia notched their first hat tricks of the season.
The Patriots (1-2) are coming off a 13-1 loss to UMBC on Saturday. Attacker Anna Kopecka scored Mason's lone goal of the game, while goalie Brittany Pastrana made 18 saves between the pipes. Attacker Mary Schwartz and midfielder Caitlin Formato lead the Patriots with six goals and eight points apiece, and defender Kiersten Jauschnegg is tops with nine caused turnovers and six ground balls. Pastrana has posted a 14.80 goals-against average and a .417 save percentage.
GW has never defeated George Mason in 10 all-time meetings. Last season, the Patriots defeated the Colonials, 17-9, at Mount Vernon Field. Phillips and Mia Breheny led GW with three points on two goals and an assist, while Formato and Madalyn Jamison each notched hat tricks for Mason.
Win, Lose or Draw: The Colonials set a program single-game record with 22 draw controls in their 20-6 victory over Long Island on Saturday. GW won 22 of the 27 draws in the game, as senior Hilary Quinn recorded eight draw controls and junior Nicole Lacey had seven. Already GW's career record-holder for draw controls (134), Lacey matched her own school record with 10 at Drexel on Feb. 19.
20/20: GW has scored 20 or more goals in a game twice this season for the first time in school history. The Colonials defeated Howard, 22-5, in the season opener on Feb. 15, and the 22 goals were the second-most in program history to the 25 they scored against the same Bison in a 25-7 victory on March 26, 2004. Ten days later, GW beat Long Island, 20-6, for the program's sixth-ever 20-goal game.
20+ Goals in a Game
One-Two Punch: Seidman and Phillips have combined to make an outstanding scoring tandem for the Colonials over the course of their careers, and both rank among GW's all-time offensive leaders. Phillips is GW's career leader in assists (69), and she ranks third in points (156) and eighth in goals (87), while Seidman ranks fourth in goals (98), sixth in points (126) and ninth in assists (28). The duo is at it again this season, as Phillips leads the team in goals (9), assists (7) and points (16), while Seidman is second in assists (5) and points (12) and third in goals (7). In addition, Phillips leads the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists per game (2.0) and ranks second in points per contest (5.0) and third in goals per game (3.0), as GW is the league's highest-scoring offense, averaging 17.33 points per game.
Tenacious D: Senior Casey Disharoon ranks sixth all-time at GW with 55 career caused turnovers.
Career Caused Turnovers