Sports Briefs

Two Colonials shine in win

Senior Jenny Heisler and sophomore Laura Hostetler became the third and fourth GW women’s lacrosse players to reach 100 career points in a 9-7 win over Denver on Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Hostetler led GW with six goals, matching her season high. The Colonials had a 3-1 lead with 5:04 remaining before Denver clawed back to grab the lead on a goal at 13:08. With the game tied 5-5 at halftime, Hostetler scored twice in the first five minutes of the half to give GW the 7-5 lead. Although Denver was able to pull within one on several occasions, GW pulled away for the win with freshman Katelyn Honeyford’s goal with eight seconds left in the game.

Freshman Caitlin Garman had five saves in net for the Colonials. The squad returns to action on Friday at 3 p.m. against Atlantic 10 rival St. Bonaventure at the MVC. With one win this week, the Colonials will match the school single-season record for wins at eight.

GW grabs win before rain washes away week-end series

Dan Sullivan went seven innings, allowing just unearned one run on seven hits, as the GW Baseball team beat University of Maryland Baltimore County 5-1 at Barcroft park Wednesday. The win moved the Colonials to 14-10 on the season.

GW jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back. UMBC’s only run came in on error after a triple.

With the victory, Sullivan improved to 3-3 on the year, as GW’s bullpen pitched two scoreless innings of relief. Junior Tom Shanley had two hits in the contest which pulled him within one of teammate senior Ryan Roberson (34) for the Atlantic 10 lead.

Heavy rain this weekend postponed four GW games. Last Tuesday’s scheduled match-up with Delaware will be played on April 28th at Barcroft Park. The Colonials’ three game series at Temple, which was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, has been rescheduled for the weekend of May 21 in Philadelphia.

The Colonials are scheduled to play Norfolk State Tuesday and George Mason Wednesday at Barcroft Park. Both games have 3 p.m. starts.

-Joshua Meredith and Jake Sherman

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