Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 3

The number of points in the standings that currently separate the GW men’s soccer team from the final spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Colonials host their final two regular season games this weekend.

Hogan takes A-10 title

Senior runner Megan Hogan won the Atlantic 10 championship at the 400-meter distance Saturday in St. Louis, finishing almost a minute ahead of her closest competitor with a time of 18:37.8.

Hogan, who finished second last year to this year’s runner-up, Charlotte’s Amanda Goetschius, became the first runner in GW history to win the A-10 crown.

Junior Jessica Stern finished eighth overall at 20:07.6.

Senior Dan Cartica led GW’s men’s time, finishing 28th overall with a time of 27:44.7.

Women’s soccer ends season with win

Senior Brittany Eger, named to ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-District 2 First Team last week, scored in the 78th minute Sunday at Rhode Island to give the GW women’s soccer team a 2-1 win to conclude its season.

The Colonials (7-8-4, 4-5-2 Atlantic 10) finished the season seventh in the A-10 with 14 points, one shy of tying for the conference tournament’s sixth and final postseason berth. They won three of their final four games, with the lone loss in that span coming Friday at Massachusetts.

Against the Rams Sunday, GW fell behind 1-0 in the 53rd minute but equalized within five minutes when junior Jillian Morgan scored for the second time this fall. Twenty-five minutes later Eger scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season to put the Colonials ahead for good.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe registered seven saves in Sunday’s game, giving her a conference-best 84 in the regular season.

Another weekend split for volleyball

The GW women’s volleyball team found itself on the winning and losing ends of sweeps this weekend, beating Temple 3-0 at home Friday before falling at Rhode Island by the same score.

Friday’s match was designated “Dig Pink” night as part of GW’s multi-sport “Think Pink” promotion to raise funds for breast cancer research. Wearing pink jerseys, the Colonials (19-9, 6-5 Atlantic 10) avenged a September road loss to the Owls with a strong 25-17, 25-19, 25-14 win. Freshman Lauren Whyte led the offense with 12.5 points on 11 kills, while junior Leah Hill and freshman Candace Silva-Martin each added 13 digs.

Sunday saw GW on the other end of a decisive outcome, falling to Rhode Island 25-21, 25-21, 25-19. The Colonials hit just .186 in the match. Senior Katie Butz paced the team with 18 points and Hill led all players with 19 digs.

The Colonials will return home this weekend for their final homestand, hosting Duquesne Friday at 7 p.m. and Charlotte Sunday at 1 p.m.

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