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Women’s lacrosse wins in record blowout

The GW women’s lacrosse team put together its most dominating performance in the program’s young history Wednesday, beating Howard 19-5 at Greene Stadium.

After taking an 8-4 lead into halftime, the Colonials used five unanswered goals to turn the match into a blowout. Sophomore Jamie Lee scored three of her four goals in the second half, while junior goalkeeper Rachel Abdullah allowed only one Howard goal in the final 30 minutes.

GW’s 14-goal margin of victory was the highest in the team’s two-year history, while 19 total goals tied a mark set earlier this year when the Colonials defeated Stony Brook 19-6 March 17.

Abdullah made a career-high 13 saves while tying her season best by allowing just five goals.

The first 20 minutes of the match were not indicative of the blowout that would ensue. Howard took a 1-0 lead before GW ran off three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead. Howard responded with two goals of its own to tie the match with 10 minutes left.

During the remainder of the half, the Colonials outscored Howard 5-1 to take a four-goal lead into the half.

Freshmen Colleen Schmidt and Lauren Bower both contributed four points to the effort, with Schmidt scoring four goals and Bower tallying three goals and an assist. Bower’s 19 goals this season leads the team while her 24 points rank second.

GW’s next match is Friday in Philadelphia against La Salle.

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