April 13, 2009

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George Mason Finishes with Five at Home

from press release

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The George Mason women's lacrosse team will take a break from its conference schedule on Tuesday to welcome the 10th-ranked team in the nation in the latest Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, the University of Virginia, to George Mason Stadium. The opening draw is slated for 7 p.m.

The Patriots conclude their regular-season schedule with five consecutive home games. Mason began the homestand on Sunday with a 17-16 overtime loss to William and Mary. The Patriots have lost their past three contests by a total of three goals and enter Tuesday's game with a 5-7 overall record.

The Cavaliers, coming off a week's rest, bring a 9-5 overall record into the contest. Virginia has played three games against Colonial Athletic Association schools this season, posting a 2-1 record in those games. The Cavaliers defeated William and Mary and James Madison but lost to Old Dominion.

Three Patriots have hit the 25-goal mark, led by sophomore Madalyn Jamison's 26 goals and followed closely by senior Brittany Berger and junior Megan Udovich with 25 each. Brittany Berger leads the team with 31 draw controls, while Maggie Bridges paces the defense with 20 caused turnovers and 47 ground balls. In goal, junior Sara Longobucco has played every minute, stopping 43.7 percent of shots faced, while allowing 12.03 goals per game. Longobucco has made 115 saves this season.

Senior Ashley McCulloch leads the Cavaliers' attack with 55 points on 28 goals and a team-high 27 assists, while senior Blair Weymouth is close behind with 52 points on a team-high 40 goals and 12 helpers. Junior Kaitlin Duff leads the midfield with 32 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers, while classmate Brittany Kalkstein anchors the team by winning 55 draw controls.


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