George Washington Nips Davidson to Go 3-0

WASHINGTON The George Washington lacrosse team improved to 3-0 at home for the second time in program history after defeating Davidson, 8-7, on Saturday afternoon at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

GW (3-1) used a balanced scoring attack as junior Rachel Mia and freshman Michaela Lynch tallied two goals apiece and sophomores Olivia Boudreau and Ellie Glasgow each recorded a goal and an assist. Junior Lindsey DiAntonio and rookie Shea Cassidy chipped in a goal each, and junior Jamie Bumgardner dished out three assists to move into third all-time at GW with 56 career helpers.

GW fell behind Davidson (0-3), 2-0, less than five minutes into action, but Mia found the back of the net twice over a 9:09 span off of passes from Bumgardner and Glasgow to knot the score. Lynch and Boudreau lifted the Colonials to a 4-2 lead with 6:27 to play in the first half, but the Wildcats stopped the four-goal run at the 26:53 mark to pull within one.

Bumgardner connected with DiAntonio with 1:11 showing on the clock and GW carried the 5-3 lead into the halftime break.

Davidson opened the second half with three straight goals in the first seven minutes to take a 6-5 lead, but GW responded with two tallies to regain control at 7-6. Junior Jenn Seitz found Cassidy immediately after the Colonials caused a Wildcats turnover, and Glasgow registered an unassisted goal to give GW the lead.

The Wildcats knotted the score for the fourth time at 7-7 with a goal at 18:45, but Bumgardner and Lynch connected less than a minute later for the final goal of the contest to secure the win for the Colonials.

GW outshot Davidson, 23-18, including a 14-8 margin in the second half and caused 12 Wildcats' turnovers. Junior Mackenzie Jones set aside four shots between the pipes for the Colonials in 60 minutes of work.

GW returns to action on Wednesday at No. 20/11 Navy. First draw in Annapolis, Md., is slated for 4:30 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Despite getting a career-high tying four goals from Emma Sissman, Davidson was unable to overcome three George Washington goals in the final 19 minutes in dropping a back-and-forth contest, 8-7, on the road Saturday afternoon at GW Lacrosse Field.

Davidson fell to 0-3 on the year and 0-6 in the all-time series vs. the Colonials, who improved to 3-1.

The game featured four ties and both teams had the lead at least three different times during the game.

Sissman led all scorers with her four goals. Erin Doherty had a goal and two assists, while Emily Cooke dished out three assists for the Wildcats.

Rachel Mia and Michaela Lynch, scoring two goals each, paced the Colonials. Jamie Bumgardner had three assists.

The Wildcats had erased a two-goal deficit with a pair of Sissman goals to open the second half and then took a 6-5 lead with their third goal in a row to open the half on Nicole Pettiglio's first career score at the 23-minute mark.

GWU came right back with a pair of its own goals later for a 7-6 lead, but Davidson tied it for the last time at 7-all on a Cooke to Doherty score at the 11:15 mark. It was Cooke's sixth assist on the season.

It was short-lived as George Washington's Lynch netted the game-winner off a pass from Bumgardner a little over a minute later for an 8-7 advantage.

Katy Boyle kept the Wildcats within one goal with five saves in the last 10 minutes, but Davidson was held without a shot on the other end. Boyle had her third straight game of 10 saves and also picked up three groundballs.

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2014-03-01



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