There was more going on in the world of GW sports this weekend than we had room for on the sports page for our issue today. Here’s a quick look at what didn’t make it onto the back page of today’s Hatchet.
GW split its matches this weekend, defeating conference foe Charlotte Friday but falling to Elon the next day.
The Colonials (5-5) dominated their match against the 49ers, sweeping the doubles matches to begin the day. They followed their doubles success with victories in singles matches, and senior Erik Hannah won his fifth consecutive singles match in straight sets. GW wrapped up the match with a 6-1 victory to maintain their undefeated status within the Atlantic 10.
The team was unable to match Friday’s success the next day, dropping a 5-2 match to Elon. GW’s freshmen doubles team of Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen earned the lone doubles victory, and the Colonials entered singles play down 1-0. From there, only Thomsen was able to defeat his opponent, and GW left North Carolina with a loss.
The Colonials next travel to Richmond Saturday, March 5 for a 2 p.m. match, and then take on VCU Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m.
The Colonials defeated Navy 6-2 in their match Saturday, improving to 6-1 overall on the season.
GW swept the Midshipmen in doubles matches to earn the doubles point. They carried the momentum in their singles matchups, with freshmen Julia Blakeley and Leah Pascarella winning their matches in straight sets.
Saturday, March 5, the Colonials will travel to Richmond, to take on the Spiders at 12:30 p.m. GW will then host Morgan State Sunday, March 6, at noon.
GW posted a season-high score for the second week in a row, but were again unable to walk away victorious, falling to East Atlantic Gymnastics League rival North Carolina State Sunday afternoon.
The Colonials posted their best score of the season with 193.925, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Wolfpack. Senior Leslie Delima won the all-around with a 39.125, tying for first place on the vault with a 9.775 and earning second in the balance beam (9.800) and the floor exercise (9.875).
Freshmen Kiera Kenney and Tayor Henderson picked up third place victories in the uneven bars (9.700), and floor exercise, respectively. Henderson’s earned a season-high on the floor exercise score with a 9.800.
The Colonials next travel to Lexington, KY, for a tri-meet against Kentucky and Bowling Green Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
GW split its games at the Spartan Invitational over the weekend, earning two wins and two losses in the tournament.
Monmouth jumped out to 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game, and scored what would be the winning run in the second. In the second, a series of walks and singles loaded the bases for the Colonials (2-2) before Monmouth walked senior Katie Terrazas, sending freshman Courtney Martin home for the Colonials’ lone run in their 2-1 loss.
In the next game, Norfolk State earned a 2-0 lead in the first inning before a Terrazas double drove in freshman Chelsea Lenhart in the third. The Colonials earned the lead in the sixth, when junior Kara Clauss and freshman Chelsea Curcio scored off a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Terrazas scored in the seventh off an error by the Spartans’ shortstop to earn GW’s 3-2 victory.
Sunday, GW first earned a 3-0 victory over Iona before falling 7-5 in their final game against Fairleigh Dickinson.
The Colonials next host UMBC for a doubleheader Tuesday, March 1. The first game is at 1 p.m.
GW fell to No. 9 James Madison Saturday after the Dukes used a four-goal run late in the second half to pull away from the Colonials and earn a 12-5 victory.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman netted 17 saves, the second time this season she’s matched her career high, but it wasn’t enough to earn a victory for the Colonials (1-3). GW was outshot 47-13 on the afternoon.
Redshirt senior Mia Breheney scored a hat trick for GW, and junior Megan Seidman and sophomore Nicole Lacey each added two goals. Sophomore Abby Sneeringer added two assists during the game.
GW next hosts district rival George Mason Wednesday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m.