The squad’s field goal percentage waned throughout the first three quarters, decreasing from 40 to 20 percent in the third frame.
The host team proved to be too much for the Colonials, snapping their two-game win streak to nab a second-place A-10 finish.
Redshirt junior guard Sydney Zambrotta and graduate student forward Alexandra Maund led the team in points with 17 and 12 apiece.
Christian said the team could create an advantage for itself in a conference that does not attempt many three-pointers.
The Colonials mustered just 51.3 points per game last season, its lowest team average in more than 38 years.
Five freshmen and a trio of transfers make up the eight new additions to the largest Colonials’ roster in more than 15 years.
The squad outscored the Lakers more than 2-to-1. GW never relinquished the lead, stifling any hope of a Mercyhurst comeback and winning 75–37.
The team currently sits at No. 1 in the A-10 with two games left after Saint Louis tied George Mason.
One goal stood between winning and losing six times for men’s soccer this season – the most one-goal games through 13 matches since 2015.
GW’s Islamic studies program is the first in the country to offer a Shia Islam track for graduate students.