Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2014) -- Seniors Bridget McGann and Lindsay Diaz posted two goals apiece, but the Mount women's lacrosse team was handed an 18-8 loss at George Washington on Wednesday afternoon.
With the score tied at 4-4 through the first 11:44 of the opening half, the Mount (1-5) went cold on offense and could not contain George Washington (4-3), which scored 10 of the game's next 11 goals for a 14-5 halftime advantage. The Colonials would go on to outscore the Mount, 4-3, in the second half for the win.
Sophomore goalkeeper Steph Rurkowski made a career-high 17 saves, including 11 in the first half to keep the Mountaineers in the game.
For the home-standing Colonials, Jamie Bumgardner and Rachel Mia scored three-goals apiece to lead the high-powered offense. Bumgardner also dished out five assists, having a hand in eight of the squad's goals on the day.
The two sides went back-and-forth alternating goals in the early portion of the first half. Olivia Boudreau got the Colonials on the board first in the opening minute of action. The Mount responded with Erin Seipp notching a goal with 27:46 to play in the first half.
After Mia put the Colonials back in the lead just over a minute later, McGann scored the first of her two goals to help the Mountaineers again pull even at 2-2. The Mount would go on to score two more goals in the first 12 minutes with Diaz converting a free position and McGann scoring off a feed from Seipp with 18:17 left before halftime.
In the final 15:22 of the half, GW exploded for a 10-1 run to seize control of the action. The Mount's lone tally during the stretch came when Kelly Maloney found Hannah Gutcher for a goal with 4:23 showing on the first-half clock. The Colonials outshot the Mount, 28-12, in the first half and 41-18 overall.
Diaz scored again at the beginning of the second half with the Mount down 14-6 before three-consecutive goals by the Colonials made the Mount's deficit balloon to 12 at 18-6. In the last 10 minutes, Sammie Knapp and Hayley Tomilson scored the Mount's seventh and eighth goals, respectively.
For the Colonials, Erin Long made seven saves in the first 43:45 of the game before giving way to Mackenzie Jones, who finished out the game.
The Mount hosts UMBC on Saturday, March 15, at 3 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.