GW Threatens Late, but Delaware Survives for 6th in a Row

WASHINGTON, D.C. George Washington outscored Delaware by four goals in the second period Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Hens were able to hold on for a 10-8 win.

With the win, Delaware picks up its sixth straight win to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Hens are off to their best start since the 2007 and 2008 seasons when UD opened with 7-3 records. Additionally, the Blue Hens have now won six consecutive contests for the first time since current head coach Kateri Linville was a freshman on the 2000 squad that began the year with eight straight victories.

Delaware posted five of the game's first six goals within 11 minutes of opening draw en route to an 8-2 halftime advantage.

George Washington (4-4) came out of the break with a vengeance to score four unanswered goals to come within two at 8-6.

Sophomores Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y.) and Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) pushed the UD lead to 10-6 with over 12 minutes left in the game, but the Colonials would not back down. Rachel Mia cut the score to 10-7 with 11:08 to go while Lindsay Diantonio posted the game's final goal at 1:21.

Hawley led all scorers with her third hat trick of the season with three goals. Senior Chelsea Fay (West Chester, Pa.) added two scores for the Hens while classmate Abbie Hartman (Hatfield, Pa.) and Lyons each posted two points off of one goal and one assist.

Junior Caitlin McCartney (Doylestown, Pa.) recorded a team-best four groundballs in addition to two draw controls, two caused turnovers and one goal. Senior goalkeeper Tori Zorovich (Massapequa, N.Y.) collected seven saves to move to 5-0 on the year for UD.

GW's Erin Long gave up eight goals while tallying three saves for the loss. Mia, Diantonio, and Michaela Lynch all registered two goals for the Colonials.

2014-03-22



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