April 22, 2005
Washington, DC - The Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team lost their sixth straight game, this time falling to George Washington Colonials by a score of 19-6 on a rainy day in the Nation's capital. In the first game of a two-game road trip to the East Coast, SMC was led by freshman Jen Utley's two goals in the loss to GW.
The game opened with GW's Laura Hostetler scoring just 43 seconds in to the contest, followed by the first of three goals by Meghan McDonough at the 3:00 minute mark. Alex Oetken got the Gaels on the board at the 12:59 mark, but back-to-back tallies by George Washington's Annie Howley and Jamie Lee extended the Colonials' lead to 4-1 with 5:31 left in the first half.
SMC's Jessica Tsou scored her fifth goal of the season at the 25:43 mark, but four unanswered George Washington goals to end the first half had the Colonials leading 8-2 at the break.
George Washington scored the first two goals of the second half to extend its advantage to 10-2 just six minutes into the final 30 minutes of action. Ally High netted her eighth goal of the year at the 36:52 mark, but goals by GW's Laura Wunk and Kristin Karcsh added to the Colonials lead.
Utley scored back-to-back goals for SMC to cut the deficit to 12-5, before the Colonials scored seven straight goals to blow the game open. The final goal of the game came from the stick of SMC's Kristen Schmiedeskamp with 17 seconds left in the game. The goal by Schmiedeskamp was the first of her career.
Caitlin Garman earned the win in goal for George Washington. Garman allowed all six goals but did not record a save in the game as SMC attempted 10 total shots. Katie Augustine suffered the loss for SMC, dropping her record to 1-12 on the year, matching the Gaels' record this season. George Washington improved to 12-3 with the win.
Saint Mary's will continue its East Coast road trip at Drexel University on Sunday. The game between the Gaels and Dukes will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 24.