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Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse notebook: George Mason dominates Old Dominion

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Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse notebook: George Mason dominates Old Dominion

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By Emilia Beuger, Collegian Staff

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The George Mason women’s lacrosse team took on Old Dominion on Saturday, defeating the Monarchs 16-5.

Despite the large margin of victory, George Mason held only a 6-2 lead at halftime. Chachi Kelehan opened up the scoring for the Patriots three minutes into the game and contributed a second goal with 15:28 left in the half. Erin Donoghue and Corinne Wessels also contributed two goals in the first 30 minutes of the contest.

Donoghue immediately scored three goals to start the second half, extending the Patriots’ lead to 9-2.

The Patriots scored seven unanswered goals in the second half, giving them a comfortable margin over Old Dominion, finishing the game with 16 goals and 34 shots.

George Mason is second in the A-10 standings and plays its first conference game on Thursday against the number one ranked George Washington.

Saint Joseph’s defeats Wagner in double overtime

 Back-and-forth action led Saint Joseph’s game against Wagner into two overtimes, before finally being decided in favor of the Hawks.

Wagner’s Lauren Ednie and Ally Alliegro both scored twice in the first half, leading to the Hawks and Seahawks being at a tied 5-5 heading into halftime.

Saint Joseph’s kept pace with Wagner throughout the first and second half. Back-to-back goals by Sinead Brierley with less than three minutes remaining pushed the Hawks and Seahawks into overtime.

After a scoreless first overtime, Brierley struck again for St. Joe’s, finding the back of the net with 15 seconds left in the second overtime on a free position shot. The game-winning goal was Brierley’s third of the game.

The Hawks will host Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon at noon.

Richmond starts strong and finishes strong in win over William and Mary

Richmond did not hold back in their win over William and Mary on Saturday, finishing the game having dominated the The Tribe 15-1.

The Spiders shut out The Tribe 6-0 in the first half before outscoring William and Mary 9-1 in the second. Marissa Brown and Katie Sciandra led the Richmond scoring effort, with Brown finishing with three goals and Sciandra with four.

With 26 goals, Sciandra is second in the Atlantic 10 in scoring.

William and Mary’s sole goal, scored by Sophie Koplec, came 10 minutes into the second half, cutting off Richmond’s 11-goal streak. Richmond outshot William and Mary 41-13 over the course of the game. Richmond goalie Megan Gianforte saved six shots, and only allowed one in.

Richmond is currently ranked third in the A-10 and will play at home against VCU on Thursday to open up its conference play.

Emilia Beuger can be reached at [email protected] and can be followed on Twitter @ebeuger.

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