Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2018) – A strong defensive effort from George Washington helped the Colonials down Mount St. Mary's University, 10-7, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action.
The Mount was held to just two goals in the first half of play, as George Washington opened a 5-2 advantage at the break. Jenna Oler made nine saves in the GW cage in the first half, and Camaryn Kerns and Caroline Kiernan combined for five points to stake the Colonials out to the lead.
GW responded with three straight over the ensuing 10 minutes of play, including a pair from Jocelynn Donohue, to take a 9-4 advantage with 14:12 remaining.
With the Colonials holding onto a five-goal advantage heading under the three-minute mark, Marley Heller and Emily Davis converted in the late stages to bring the Mount within three, but that was as close as the Mountaineers would get, as GW closed out the 10-7 win.
Davis and Heller were the two Mountaineers with multi-goal efforts, tallying two goals apiece on the afternoon. Beanie Colson registered one goal and an assist to go along with a team-high five draw controls.
Jillian Petito tied her season-high with 14 saves in goal for the third consecutive game, as the junior posted a .583 save percentage in the game.
Kerns registered four points (2g, 2a) to lead GW in the contest, while Donohue (3g), Caroline Kiernan (2g) and Quinn (2g) also added multi-goal games.
Oler earned the win in cage for the Colonials with a 17-save performance.
The Mount dropped to 4-4 on the year following the loss, while GW improved to 6-1.
Mount St. Mary's is back in action for a matchup at Radford on March 24 at noon.