March 29, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore Audrey Joy scored the game-winning goal with 3:21 remaining in the game to give George Washington a 13-12 Atlantic 10 win over St. Bonaventure at Mount Vernon Field on Sunday afternoon.
The loss is the Brown and White's second in a row as they slip to 4-5 on the season and 0-2 in A-10 play. George Washington, on the other hand, picked up its second win in a row to improve to 3-8 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.
Leading the way for the St. Bonaventure on the offensive end was junior Molly Hastrich, who scored six goals in the game and a total of 11 goals in her two games played this week. Senior Keri Vito had a solid game as well for the Bonnies, scoring two goals and winning three draw controls in a losing effort.
Getting the start in net for the Brown and White was junior Tori Waheibi. Waheibi played the entire game between the pipes, allowing 13 goals while making eight saves in the loss.
The Bonnies lost the game despite out-shooting the Colonials 33-23 and forcing George Washington into a season-high 22 turnovers in the game.
Neither team led by more than two goals in this tight, back-and-forth battle that featured six ties and five lead changes. Trailing 12-10 with less than 10 minutes to play, Vito would bury a shot off a pass from Danielle Drabin to make the score 12-11 with 8:36 left to play. Hastrich would tie the game up after she scored the last of her game-high six goals to even the contest at 12-12 with 4:58 to play.
The Colonials would have the last answer, however, as Joy would sweep in and bury an unassisted goal with just 3:21 left in the game to clinch the win for G.W.
Sophomore Liz Hoffman got the start in net for George Washington, letting up all 12 goals while making 12 saves to pick up the win.
Four Colonials scored multiple goals on the afternoon led by junior Taylor Donohue who tallied seven points on four goals and three assists in the win.
The Brown and White will stay on the road as they travel to Pennsylvania to take on Patriot League foe Bucknell. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.