WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bucknell women's lacrosse team rallied back from a 9-1 deficit to make it an 11-7 game with 12:16 remaining in regulation, but George Washington held on for a 16-9 victory Saturday at GW Lacrosse Field.
Freshman Eve Calabria came off the bench to record the first five points of her collegiate career, netting four goals and assisting on the Tegan Warren strike that trimmed the Colonials' advantage to four. All of her points came in the second half.
After Bucknell (1-4) strung together a 6-2 run from the 22:08 to the 12:16 marks of the second half, George Washington (4-1) responded with a 3-0 run to extend its lead to a more comfortable 14-7. The Colonials ultimately outscored the Bison, 5-2, down the stretch to spoil their comeback bid.
Bucknell's nine goals was its highest total of the 2018 campaign. Calabria's five points was also the most posted by a Bison this season; the previous high was four, set by Morgan Steinhacker with four goals against Villanova during Bucknell's home opener.
Steinhacker also had a multi-goal outing against George Washington, finding the back of the net twice in 22 seconds early in the second half. She, Warren (1g-1a), Eve Lukowski (1g) and Audrey Walsh (1g) all registered at least one point during the contest.
The Colonials, who led 7-1 at halftime and were bolstered by an 8-0 run that stretched from 14:49 of the first half to 16:09 of the second, had eight players record at least one point. Jocelyn Donahue led the way with six points (5g-1a) while Camaryn Kerns added a hat trick.
Erika Stube paced the Bison with two caused turnovers while Callie DeWitt collected a team-high five ground balls. Jamie DeWitt finished with 12 saves, one shy of her career high. DeWitt has now reached the double digits in saves in three of Bucknell's five games.
After hosting Marist on Wednesday, March 14 at 1 p.m., the Bison begin Patriot League play at American on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m.