With all the mania surrounding basketball the past few weeks, I’ve fallen behind in putting up information on other sports. Here’s a little bit about what’s been going on with everyone else in the athletic department:
Lacrosse has struggled with the opening to its season, dropping its first six contests, most recently a 12-9 defeat at Towson Saturday afternoon. But three of the losses are to nationally ranked squads (No. 10 Georgetown, No. 9 Johns Hopkins and No. 15 George Mason) and three were by three goals or less. The Colonials have a chance to earn their first win Wednesday, when they host Mount St. Mary’s.
Softball split a double-header against Bucknell, taking the first game 2-1 and losing the second 10-5. Sophomore Amanda Gabriel gave up just three hits in earning the win in the first game, while senior Jackie Yaniga was responsible for both of GW’s runs. Sophomore Ali Pardo gave up all 10 runs in the second game to take the loss. The Colonials (3-7) next play against La Salle at Temple University Thursday.
Baseball beat Oakland 19-16 Saturday afternoon in a game that took more than four hours. The next day, the Colonials dropped both contests to the Golden Grizzlies, 10-4 and 7-0. GW (6-5) is next at James Madison Wednesday. The squad starts conference play March 21 against Saint Joseph’s.
Gymnastics finished second of three teams at the inaugural Pink Meet, held at Smith Center. West Virginia was first and Maryland third. The Colonials posted a season high in the beam event and freshman Leslie Delima was the team’s high finisher in the all-around category, placing sixth.
Every sport has a couple days off, with baseball and lacrosse in action on Wednesday. Men’s basketball finished its season Saturday night with a loss against UMass and the women’s basketball team is off for at least 12 days, until the NCAA tournament begins.