Harvard Stops GW, 8-7
Colonials to Face Bucknell Sunday
April 30, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, IN - The eighth-seeded Colonials (13-16) lost their second match at the CWPA Eastern Championship, 8-7, to fifth-seeded Harvard on Saturday, April 30 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. GW will take on division foe and the tournament's seventh seed, Bucknell, at 9:00 a.m. CST on Sunday, May 1 in the seventh-place match.
Harvard never trailed in Saturday's contest. GW managed to tie the game three times, but the Colonials were never able to overtake the Crimson.
Harvard grabbed the early lead on a goal by Molly Mehaffey with 4:09 to play in the opening quarter. GW sophomore Morgan Hooker tied the game, 1-1, 14 seconds later. A score by Cristina Codini put the Crimson in front again before another Hooker tally knotted the match, 2-2, at the 2:37 mark of the first quarter.
Harvard's Teresa Codini reeled off three straight goals, two on four-meter penalty chances, to give the Crimson a 5-2 advantage with 3:45 left before halftime. A goal by sophomore Jenna Burnett cut the Crimson's margin to 5-3 at the intermission.
The Colonials built on the momentum generated by Burnett's tally, scoring the first two goals of the third quarter to square the match, 5-5, but Arin Keyser found the back of the cage for Harvard with 47 seconds left in the period to give the Crimson a one-goal margin, 6-5, after three periods.
In the fourth quarter, Harvard regained its three-goal advantage on goals by Lauren Snyder and Melissa Mueller at 6:32 and 3:46, respectively. The Colonials rallied in the last half of the period, getting scores from Burnett and senior Kendra Shanley, but couldn't tie the match.
Hooker paced GW with three goals in the contest. Burnett added two scores and an assist. Junior goalie Amy Heinemann and freshman keeper Julie Jacoby shared time in the cage for the Colonials. Heinemann finished with two saves and Jacoby made four stops.
Codini's three goals led the Crimson. Lydia Gardner stopped eight shots in the cage for Harvard.
Sunday's match versus Bucknell will mark the fifth time the Colonials have met the Bison in 2005. GW has lost all four previous matches against them this year.
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