The Tribe Women’s Lacrosse team continues to march on in its stellar 2011 campaign, defeating George Mason in a close contest last Friday. The 17th ranked team in the land had a difficult time getting the ball past talented George mason goalkeeper Brittany Pastrana; although the Tribe created thirty shots to the ten they allowed to Mason, they only netted six goals, barely pulling out the victory. After the game, Coach Christine Halfpenny hinted that the only way the Tribe was able to best Pastrana was relentless transition play that created the thirty shots on goal. This game opened the Tribes in-conference account with a victory.
Most of the games action came in the first half, which ended with a score of 5-4 in Mason’s favor. The Tribe then completely locked down the game on the defensive end of the field, using their superior ability to possess the ball to hold Mason to two shots in the second half, allowing no shots in the final 17 minutes of play. After the Tribe pulled ahead, a combination of great goalkeeping by Emily Geary (’11) and defensive work by outstanding players Grace golden (’11) and Sarah Johnson (’11) sealed the contest. Sarah Johnson continues to be a leading Candidate for the Tewaarton Award as women’s lacrosse continues to surge.
The Tribe played last Sunday against conference Arch rivals and 9th ranked JMU and in another close contest the Tribe lost in overtime, dropping them to 1-1 in league play. They will be In action Friday April 15th in Williamsburg against Hofstra.