George Washington and Richmond both suffer losses

By Lauren McArdle


Eric Berg/Wikimedia Commons
Eric Berg/Wikimedia Commons

Playing in its first away game of the season, the George Washington women’s lacrosse team fell to Drexel on Sunday afternoon 12-7.

The Colonials (1-1) took a 2-1 lead in the first half over the Dragons (1-0) thanks to an early goal by Amanda Norcini just over three minutes into the game. But, Drexel answered back with two goals of its own to jump ahead 3-2.

By the break, the Colonials trailed 6-3 and continued to fall further behind, as the Dragons scored three straight tallies to open the second half. GW’s Julia Lawson stopped the Drexel scoring run when she scored an unassisted goal to bring the score to 9-4. From that point forward, both teams traded scores for the remainder of the game.

The Dragons outshot the Colonials 29 -15 on the day and controlled the play nearly the entire way. George Washington will look to get back to its winning ways when it returns home on Feb. 26 against Liberty at 3:30 p.m.

Richmond falls at Maryland

After having its home game against Duke on Friday cancelled due to the snow, Richmond traveled to Maryland on Sunday and suffered a 15-5 loss. Despite an even count on draw controls, the Terrapins (2-0) scored the first eight goals of the game through the first 24 minutes of play.

The Spiders’ (1-1) first goal came with just over a minute remaining on the clock in the first half when junior Anna Jeszeck managed to beat the Maryland goalie. Due to the Terrapin onslaught, Richmond played two goalies, with sophomore Michaela Amyong getting her first action of the season. She made a pair of saves in the second half, while the loss went to Emily Boyce who allowed 10 goals with two saves in the opening half.

Richmond will remain on the road for the next three games, with their next matchup at Virginia on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Cancelled games

Three Atlantic 10 teams had games cancelled over the weekend due to the heavy snowfall that hit the east coast.

The first game was the Spiders’ game against Duke on Friday and then on Saturday, Duquesne had its season-opener against Howard cancelled.

On Sunday, the intra-city matchup between Saint Joseph’s and Temple was postponed for a second straight day, after the snow forced the teams to reschedule the game from Saturday to Sunday, but due to poor field conditions, the game Sunday was also postponed. No makeup date has been announced for any of the postponed games.

St. Joe’s will be in action on Wednesday, when it takes on La Salle, while Duquesne will open its season on the road at Penn State on Tuesday.

Lauren McArdle can be reached at [email protected]