Career Days From Callahan, Kane Not Enough For Bonnies at GW
WASHINGTON – Freshman Cara Callahan scored seven goals and Emily Kane made seven assists – both career highs that sit just one shy of the program record – but George Washington (4-7, 1-0) went on a 10-1 scoring run to bridge the halftime gap in an 18-15 win over St. Bonaventure (3-4, 0-1) in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams on Friday.
The duo connected for five goals in the second half as the Bonnies attempted to answer the GW run. SBU found the back of the net eight times over the final 13:12, including five unanswered over the final 5:16, but the Colonials' lead was too much to overcome.
Kane also scored once to finish with eight points, the most for a St. Bonaventure player in exactly one calendar year, as current assistant coach Molly Hastrich matched that total one year ago at Duquesne. Callahan's seven goals are the most for the Bonnies since Hastrich fooled the Dukes for her seven on April 1.
After trailing 4-1 early on, St. Bonaventure rallied to tie the game at 4-4 and 6-6, before GW scored with just three seconds left in the first half and outpaced SBU 9-1 to open the second.
Lauren Michaels scored three of her four goals in second half to help the Bonnies' comeback. Nicole Lacey booked five goals and Sarah Phillips four for the Colonials.
St. Bonaventure continues conference play at Richmond on Sunday.