George Washington Rolls St. Bonaventure, 18-10
from Press Release
ALFRED, N.Y. – George Washington lacrosse picked up its first Atlantic 10 win on Sunday afternoon with an 18-10 victory over St. Bonaventure at Alfred University's Merrill Field.
The Colonials (5-6, 1-1 A-10) were led in scoring by junior Jamie Bumgardner with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists, in addition to a six-point effort from classmate Rachel Mia, who tallied five goals and dished out an assist, and four points from junior Allie Rash (2g, 2a).
St. Bonaventure (0-9, 0-2 A-10) got on the scoreboard first at 2:35, but Rash sparked an eight-goal run when she found the back of the net off a pass from senior Terasa Vassallo at 5:20 and the Colonials never looked back. The Buff and Blue picked up two goals from Rash and three from Mia and a goal apiece from sophomores Ellie Glasgowand Gabbi Hull and rookie Michaela Lynch during the surge to open an 8-1 lead at the 17:02 mark.
The Bonnies scored their second goal at 21:25 but the Colonials immediately responded when Lynch netted an unassisted tally to extend their lead to 9-2. SBU then scored consecutive goals over the next 2:56, and GW closed the final 2:50 of the period with two goals from Bumgardner – assisted by Rash and Mia, respectively – and an unassisted goal from Glasgow to take a 12-4 lead into halftime.
Bumgardner found her way around St. Bonaventure goalkeeper Sara Schlagenhauf just 1:20 into the second frame, but the Bonnies answered with three straight goals of their own to cut the lead to 13-7. The squads then exchanged goals over a 12:38 span as GW registered scores from Vassallo and Mia, and Bumgardner and sophomore Becca Taubeach found the back of the net as the Colonials pushed their lead to 17-9 at 20:06.
SBU scored its final goal just over a minute later and Glasgow found an open Mia with 1:18 remaining on the clock as GW wrapped the contest with an eight-goal win.
The Colonials held a 20-10 advantage in draw controls, including a game-high four from junior Jenn Seitz and three each from Rash and sophomore Julia Lawson, and they outshot St. Bonaventure, 34-25, on the afternoon. Junior Mackenzie Jones made three saves in 42 minutes of work in goal and rookie Erin Longset aside two shots.
The Colonials return home on Friday, April 11, when they welcome No. 11/12 Massachusetts to the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus. First draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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