Head coach Gregg Ritchie's squad has used a combination of small-ball offense and clutch pitching to rebound from a rough start.
The Colonials now hold a 15-9 conference record, a remarkable four-place jump into the fifth spot of the playoff standings. They will face fourth-seeded Xavier in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday.
The Atlantic 10 will welcome Davidson – a consistent March Madness contender – to the conference for 2014-2015, the league announced May 8.
Every game is said to count the same as the next, but there are always a few series each year that seem to weigh a little bit heavier. This weekend, GW faced one of those series, as they battled Atlantic 10 foe VCU, taking the series, but dropping the third game and losing hope for a sweep.
Media Credit: Hatchet File Photo by Jordan LeonThe softball team huddles up before a game against St. Bonaventure in April. The Colonials beat the Bonnies 8-0.In a season that saw a 12-game win streak and program-record 27 wins, the once-sizzling Colonials finished their year with a whimper Thursday.
A season-low round on day two of the three-day Atlantic 10 Championship helped the defending champion Colonials finish sixth this weekend, but was not enough for a surprise top finish.
There was no extra-inning drama in Harrisonburg on Sunday, no nail-biting finish to cap off the Colonials' final non-conference series of the season.
For the first time in her career, junior Courtney Martin pitched a complete game shut out, going all seven innings against the Dayton Flyers and holding them to just three hits.
The men's tennis team entered the final match of the Atlantic 10 Championship in an unfamiliar position: the underdog.
When Danil Zelenkov lost his singles match at UC Santa Barbara five weeks ago, the promising freshman saw his record slump.
GW, riding a 12-game, program-record win streak into the second game of Wednesday's double header, had a chance to sit tied atop of the A-10 leader board with Saint Joseph's.
The Colonials played a close first game against Rhode Island, but overcame challenging weather conditions to grab the win.
It took two defensive stops for GW to close out the game and win its final regular season match
BRONX, N.Y. – The first pitch was eight minutes away. Freshman Max Kaplow was scheduled to take the mound, and lineups were already announced.
Though the Colonials held the momentum going into the half, the Owls were able to steal it back from them when the second half opened.
The Colonials’ final regular season match was just as tense as anticipated.
Senior Justin Albright started the game throwing its first pitch. He closed the game, too - lining a single up the middle in the 10th inning, driving in the winning run for a 10-9 GW victory over Towson Wednesday afternoon.
It was, at once, a day that captured a snapshot of where the women’s tennis program has been and what it will become.
In part spurred by the efforts of Victoria Valos, the Colonials went on to win the first game of the doubleheader against St. Bonaventure.
After 27 minutes of several turnovers, fouls and ground balls in the second half of Sunday’s game, the Colonials finally netted a goal, cutting Duquesne’s lead to one.
When squash head coach Wendy Lawrence traveled to a showcase at Princeton University two summers ago to recruit, she was determined to find players who could take her women’s team to the next level.
Asserting their composure and focus from the start, the Colonials scored five unanswered runs in the first four innings against the Mountaineers.
The Colonials had just begun to think that their 0-9 start to the season was a mirage.
A last-minute attempt to send the Colonials into overtime against Massachusetts failed Sunday, when GW could not find the back of the net on a free position shot with 11 seconds left.
The Colonials picked up a non-conference victory during their final home match of the season Saturday, in a final tune-up before the team hits the road for five straight games and then the Atlantic 10 championship.
This weekend, every GW pitcher seemed like an ace.
A 7-2 lead in the sixth inning seemed safe. It appeared head coach Gregg Ritchie would go home with bragging rights over George Mason.
Last season, the Colonials picked up a dramatic 6-5 comeback win over Towson.
Senior guard Lasan Kromah will transfer from the Colonials next season, likely an unexpected and unwelcome blow for head coach Mike Lonergan.
When GW recruited graduate student forward Tara Booker in 2008, she remembers watching in awe as her future team soared to impressive heights.