Women's Lacrosse Seeking First NCAA Bid at A-10 Championship
May 3, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The No. 2 seed George Washington women's lacrosse team begins its quest for an automatic NCAA Tournament berth at the Atlantic 10 Championship this weekend at Temple's Geasey Field in Philadelphia, PA. GW will face third-seeded St. Bonaventure in Friday's semifinal round at 3:30 pm.
Top-seeded and two-time defending tournament champion Richmond will battle fourth-seeded and host Temple at 1:00 pm on Friday. The semifinal winners will meet in the Championship game, which will be nationally televised by CSTV, at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 6. This is the first time in league history that the Conference's women's lacrosse championship will be televised.
GW (10-6, 6-1 A-10) makes its second A-10 Championship appearance after splitting the regular-season league title with Richmond. The Colonials won a program-best six straight conference games, including a 12-11 victory over the Bonnies at Mount Vernon Field on Sunday, to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2005.
Head coach Chrissy Lombard-Adair was named A-10 Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons on Wednesday. Junior Katelyn Honeyford, who has been sidelined late this season with a knee injury, garnered First Team All-Atlantic 10 accolades, while seniors Molly Gannon and Kristina Harvey and junior Kristin Karcsh were named to the second team. Honeyford leads GW in ground balls (36) and caused turnovers (27), Gannon paces the team with 23 draw controls and Karcsh is the leading scorer with 60 points on 41 goals and 19 assists.
St. Bonaventure (8-6, 5-2 A-10) enters the A-10 Championship on a two-game losing skid with losses at Richmond and GW on the final weekend of the regular season. The Bonnies are led by A-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year Katelyn Faas, who ranks first in the league with 3.64 goals and 4.57 points per game.
CSTV is available on Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Charter, Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610) and DISH Network (Channel 152).
Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and students and will be sold at the entrance to Geasey Field.
Fans also can follow live, up-to-the-minute stats by clicking on the GameTracker links at www.GWsports.com.