WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) and junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) each netted three goals, while senior captain Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) posted two goals and two assists for four points, but the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to George Washington, 11-9, at GW Lacrosse Field on Thursday afternoon in the first ever meeting between the two programs. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-3 on the season, while the Colonials improve to 4-2.
After George Washington scored the first five goals of the first half, Hennessey extended her goal scoring streak to 22 straight games when she found the back of the net with 57 seconds remaining in the half. Freshman MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.) tallied an assist on the goal. The Colonials outshot the Crusaders, 13-10. Each tam picked up nine ground balls.
Sutton opened the second half scoring when she netted a goal off a pass from Bozel to make the score 5-2. After Nicole Lacey scored her third goal of the contest, Hennessey posted her second goal as Bozel tallied her third assist of the contest and team-leading fifth of the season to make it a 6-3 game with 20:37 remaining. George Washington then netted four straight goals to move out to a 10-3 advantage. The Crusaders then cut the GW lead to 10-6, as Carrellas scored twice in that stretch with both of her goals on free-position shots and Sutton scored once. After Lacey scored her fourth goal of the game, freshman Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) found the back of the net off a pass by Sutton, while Hennessey tallied her third hat-trick this season and the 11th of her career when she scored on a free-position shot for her team-best 16th goal of the season. With 1:23 left in the second half, Carrellas scored off a pass from Sutton for her third goal of the game. Carrellas has one hat-trick this season and nine for her career. The Crusaders were unable to getting any closer for the 11-9 final score.
Junior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made nine saves and allowed 11 goals as she played in 54:57, while junior goalie Maddie Parisi (Westport, Conn.) played in 5:03. Jess Hicks made 10 saves to earn the win. Holy Cross outshot George Washington, 29-27, while the Colonials tallied 19 ground balls and the Crusaders posted 14. GW secured 12 draw controls and HC posted 10. The Crusaders went 3-9 on free-position shots and GW went 3-4.