Three GW field hockey members, sophomore goalie Ashley Koen and senior forwards Katie Fitzpatrick and Amanda Hill, played in the National Field Hockey League’s All Star Game Saturday, Nov. 9 at the University of Maryland.
The Colonial Field Hockey team is currently 3-4, with losses to Maryland and NC State Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, respectively. The team beat Lafayette College 3-1 Oct. 6, as Fitzpatrick scored two goals and Hill added another.
The team’s only home game this season, over Colonials Weekend, was canceled. GW’s scheduled opponent, Harford Community College, would not travel to D.C. because of recent sniper attacks. The team will travel to the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Nov. 15 to 17.
The Hungry Hungry Hippos have been training for their spring season and have upcoming games this Saturday at Swarthmore College and Sunday at Maryland. Next weekend they head to North Carolina to take on UNC- Wilmington.
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Men’s Ice Hockey
The GW men’s ice hockey team beat Georgetown 3-2 in a game held during halftime of the Capitals’ opening game at the MCI Center Oct. 11. The team will take its 3-2 record to its next home game, again against Georgetown, Nov. 23 at Fort Dupont Ice Arena.
The GW men’s club soccer team kept its undefeated record with a tie against visiting Yale University Nov. 9. Felipe Oliveira scored GW’s only goal. Earlier this month, the team won three out of four games to finish in third place at the Maryland Tournament Nov.1-3, losing the semifinal match 1-0 to Penn State.
GW won its bracket to get to the semifinals after a tough 2-1 win over Richmond and a 2-1 win over Georgetown in a match where GW skill overcame Georgetown’s physical endurance.
In a tough win at Maryland Oct. 5, GW’s Matt Pavone scored the winning goal with a shot off of a rebound by Maryland’s keeper with five minutes left.
GW goalie Jonathan Levine made a decisive save toward the end of the first half, when both teams missed good opportunities to score. GW took the lead in a physical second half on Andre Cardim’s finesse touch on the upper right hand corner. Five minutes later, Maryland scored a tying goal with a ball played over GW goalie Hugh MacTruong.
The Colonial Fury finished in fifth place at the first ever Collegiate World Cup in Orlando Oct. 24 to 27, losing in the first elimination round to an experienced Drexel University squad.
With three minutes remaining in the second half and the score tied at 6, Drexel scored to go up 7-6 with 15 seconds remaining. The Fury tried to send it to overtime but, while they pulled the flag, they did not make it down to the hang station in time.
The two teams swapped points the entire match, with no team ever gaining an advantage of more than one point. Drexel went on to play the championship game at Disney World, facing the Purdue Boilermakers.
Before their elimination, the Fury kicked off the tournament with a game against Penn State, beating the Nittany Lions 10-9 in one of the closest matches of the Cup.
The women’s rugby team ended its season with two big wins over cross-town rival Georgetown and Washington College Nov. 2. Rookies and veterans both shined as seniors Megan Billingsly, Pam McClemore, Kim Dresdale, junior Megan Malinconico and sophomore Nicole Bautista all scored ,along with freshman rookies Betsy Grobovsky, Sarah Henderson and Ellain Gelman. Junior Emily Knupp kicked extra points.
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-compiled by Lauren Silva
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