Lacrosse Heads Crosstown to Face American
Colonials look to grab third straight victory
OPENING DRAW: The George Washington lacrosse team will make the short trip across the District to take on local rival American on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: After playing two consecutive games on the road, the Colonials (4-1) made their return to the GW Lacrosse Field with a dominant 16-9 victory over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. Jocelyn Donohue led the squad with five goals, Camaryn Kerns registered her fourth-straight hat trick, and freshman keeper Jenna Oler made 14 saves between the pipes to cement the GW victory.
STARTING STRONG: Through their first five games, the Colonials have scored an average of 6.4 goals in the first half while holding their opponents to just 3.6 goals going into the break. On Saturday against Bucknell, GW dominated in the first stanza, making its first strike at the 23:24 mark before ending the half on a 6-0 run and holding the Bison to a single tally.
FIRST FIVE: With five games under their belt, the Buff and Blue boast their best start to a season since 2005. That year, the Colonials posted a program best 13-5 record and finished tied for second in the conference with a 5-2 mark.
FREE-POSITION PROWESS: GW continued its dominance at the free-position on Saturday, scoring on 6-of-9 chances while the opposing Bison were only able to find the back of the net on 2-of-8 chances. The Colonials have registered 19-of-36 goals (.528 pct.) from the free-position while their opponents have only recorded a tally on 11-of-31 (.355 pct.) chances.
DONOHUE DOES IT AGAIN: Senior co-captain Jocelyn Donohue scored a game- and career-high five goals against the Bison, four of which came in the first half. The Amherst, New Hampshire, native led the team with a career-high 39 goals last season and has recorded 26 multiple-goal games in her career.
LAST WE MET: GW last took on District foe American on February 23, 2011, when the Eagles pulled through with a 17-8 victory. The all-time series is tied at two apiece.
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