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Colonials Stifle Bonnies Comeback Attempt

Colonials Stifle Bonnies Comeback Attempt

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite a second-half rally and a hat trick by Rylee Arnold, the Colonials took down the Bonnies, 16-5, Friday afternoon. 

George Washington (4-7, 2-1) took control early in what was a defensive-minded first half. The Colonials began a 5-0 run over the first 25 minutes before Arnold cracked the scoreboard with 3:54 left before the break. 

It was the senior captain's first goal in conference play and her team-leading 16th of the season. 

However, the Colonials would score two more times before half to bring the score to 7-1 after 30 minutes. 

They continued their scoring run into the second, getting the lead to a game-high eight with two quick goals. 

But the Bonnies were able to battle themselves back in the game thanks to Arnold. The senior had two unassisted goals within in a minute of each other to bring the deficit back to six and earn her fourth hat trick of the season. 

Another goal from freshman Rebecca Howe two minutes later cut the Colonials' lead to 9-4 with 15 minutes remaining in the second. Howe's goal, unassisted on the man-up, was her second career goal and fourth career point. 

That's where the Bonnies scoring run and momentum would come to a halt. 

George Washington answered with a 4-0 run and closed the game on a 7-1 run.

The Bonnies' lone goal down the stretch came from Kyra O'Gorman. It was the junior's fourth of the season.

Overall, the Bonnies hung with the Colonials in draw controls, being outpaced only 12-11, and were successful on 16 of their 17 clears. 
However, George Washington held a 35-17 advantage in shots and only turned the ball over nine times to the Bonnies 15. 

GAME NOTES: 

  • Junior Destinee Johnson tallied an assist on O'Gorman's goal, marking her ninth straight game with at least one point. She also had four draw controls and caused two turnovers. 
  • Senior Kathryn Yoder continued to impress on the defensive end, she collected two more caused turnovers to bring her season total to 23.