GW Finishes 1-3 at Bucknell Invitational
Colonials Split Two Matches on Feb. 19; Lose to No. 19 Princeton on Feb. 20
Feb. 21, 2005
LEWISBURG, PA - The Colonials (3-5, 0-2 CWPA) finished their weekend at the Bucknell Invitational with a record of 1-3. After losing to Bucknell on Friday, Feb. 18, GW posted its third win of the season on Saturday, Feb. 19, beating Penn State Behrend 12-1, but lost its other match of the day to Wagner, 12-8. On Sunday, Feb. 20, the Colonials played No. 19 Princeton tough before succumbing to the Tigers, 8-4.
GW opened Saturday's action against Wagner. The match was tightly contested throughout and the Colonials led, 3-2, on a goal by sophomore Jenna Burnett with 2:09 left in the first period. Wagner responded with consecutive tallies to claim a 4-3 edge after the first quarter and owned a 6-5 margin at the half. The two teams traded goals to begin the third quarter, but Wagner used a 4-0 scoring spurt to take a 12-6 advantage with 1:59 left in the match. GW closed the contest with two scores to produce the 12-8 final margin.
Burnett finished with a game-high four goals to lead the Colonials.
GW responded from its loss with a strong showing against Penn State Behrend. The Colonials grabbed a 5-0 lead after the first quarter and never relinquished it. Penn State Behrend's only goal of the match came in the second period, but GW scored three times in the quarter to take an 8-1 halftime lead. The Colonials added three more tallies in the third quarter to record the 11-goal victory.
Freshman Theresa Lamontagne paced GW, scoring the first two goals of her career in the contest. Rookies Rebecca Stein, Sarah Stimson, and Julia Wetherell also notched their first career goals in the game and senior co-captain Taraneh Bastani scored first tally of the year.
Against the nationally-ranked Tigers on Sunday, the Colonials nabbed an early 1-0 lead on a goal by sophomore Morgan Hooker at the 5:33 mark of the first quarter. Princeton rallied for four straight goals to claim a 4-1 lead and the Tigers held a 4-2 margin after the first two periods. In the third quarter, Princeton scored twice to take control of the match and went on to the 8-4 victory.
Hooker added another goal in the fourth quarter against the Tigers. Freshman Kathryn Shehan also scored twice for GW.
The Colonials will compete at the Maryland Invitational in College Park, MD on Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26.