Sports In Brief

Baseball shuts out Maryland Eastern Shore

The baseball team bounced back from its season-opening series loss with an 8-0 shutout Wednesday on the road against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Senior GW starter Tommy Gately pitched six shutout innings, surrendering just three hits and one walk while striking out a career-high eight batters. Sophomore Kenny O’Brien, freshman Craig LeJeune and graduate student Chris Keiper combined to hold the Hawks hitless over the final three innings Wednesday.

Three players went two for four Wednesday, including senior center fielder Brendon Kelliher, who also scored a run and had a pair of RBIs in the Colonials victory.

Next up for GW is a three-game weekend series in New Orleans against Tulane. First pitch against the Green Wave is set for Friday night at 6:30 p.m.


American uses 5-1 run to pull away from w. lacrosse

Despite a hat trick form junior Sarah Phillips, the women’s lacrosse team fell 17-8 Wednesday afternoon on the road at American University.

GW struggled defensively against the Eagles, allowing four American players to score three or more goals. Sophomore Kimberly Collins led all scorers with five goals for the Eagles.

The Colonials actually managed to keep pace with American for much of the first half, tying the game at three with 16:53 left to play in the half. From there, American went on a 5-1 run to close the first half and GW never recovered.

Phillips’ three goals made her the only Colonial to score more than one goal in the loss Saturday and GW was outshot 30-18 against American.

The Colonials will be back on the field Saturday against ninth-ranked James Madison, with opening draw set for 1 p.m.


Colonials tied for fifth place in Atlantic 10 standings

As the men’s basketball team heads into the final three-game stretch of the regular season, the Colonials find themselves battling for more than just wins and losses.

With its victory Wednesday night, GW remains tied for fifth place in the Atlantic 10 with Rhode Island, a team it will face next Wednesday. Rhode Island defeated fourth-place Duquesne Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, leaving both GW and Rhode Island one game back of the Dukes in the conference standings.

If GW can finish the regular season eighth or better in the conference standings, the Colonials will host a first round game in the A-10 tournament. Should GW manage to climb into one of the top four spots in the A-10 it would earn a bye into the second round of the conference tournament in Atlantic City, N.J. GW would likely need to possess the fourth place spot by itself in order to earn a bye into the second round, since it does not hold the advantage in head-to-head play against Duquesne, Xavier or Richmond.

GW will begin the home stretch of its regular season Saturday when it takes on No. 25/24 Temple (AP, ESPN/USA Today) at home Saturday at 2 p.m.

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