NEWS AND EVENTS
Colonials Neutralize the Rebels in 9-6 Mud Bowl - Apr 19, 2015
LEXINGTON, KY -- The George Washington University men's lacrosse team competed for the last time of the 2015 season by taking on the University of Mississippi Rebels for the first time in program history.
The day was marked by the inordinate amount of mud covering the majority of the playing surface, which slowed the ball and caused fits for dodgers all day long. Heavy rain fell intermittently.
Nonetheless, the Colonials jumped out to an early lead when freshman midfielder Nick Novarro (Islip, NY/ Islip) found Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/ St. John's) for the game's first goal. Junior midfielder Ben Valido (Cincinnati, OH/ Cincinnati Country Day) fed senior attackman Charlie Frattini (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/ Croton-Harmon) for the game's second.
A flawless 3-0 second period for the Colonials put the score at 5-1 after the first 30 minutes. The Rebels showed a lot of fight in the second half besting the Colonials 5-4 in the second half.
Frattini lead the GW scorers by posting three goals and one assist, finishing his season with 44 points on 37 goals and 7 assists. He finishes his career with 104 goals and 13 assists through GW's first three MCLA seasons. For his career, he has a points per game average of 3.25.
Junior midfielder Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/ Cumberland Valley) was second in scoring with two goals and an assist. He finishes his third season with 17 goals and 12 assists, good for second on the team with 29 total points.
Freshman midfielder Jake Fuller (Northville, MI/ Northville), who is third on the team in scoring with 20 total points, added one goal against the Rebels. He also went 4 for 9 at a very sloppy faceoff X.
Junior attackman Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/ St. John's) rounded out the scorers by adding his own goal. Sophomore attackman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/ Chaminade) and junior defender Jack Ferrell (Avon, CT/ Northwest Catholic) each tallied an assist.
All four Colonial goalies saw action on the day. Senior Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms) started for his 14th game of the season and tallied 19 saves in 41 minutes of play, including the game's final minute, so he could finish his career on the field.
Freshman keeper Harry Wechsler (Greenwich, CT/ Hackley) was the first reliever and stopped five shots in just under 10 minutes of play. Sophomore Ji-Yong Shin (Seoul, Korea/ Case Western Reserve) registered three saves in five minutes of game play. Junior Alec Zimmerman (South Windsor, CT/ Kingswood-Oxford) also saw approximately five minutes in the nets.
The defensive effort was led by sophomore close defender Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park, IL/ Oak Park River Forest), who forced three turnovers and grabbed seven groundballs. Freshman long-stick midfielder Peter Baumann (Lake Oswego, OR/ Lakeridge) forced four turnovers and scooped four groundballs.
The Colonials finished the season with a record of 5-8, good enough for best in the program's three year MCLA history. Two players, Frattini and Webb, will graduate in May. Every other player is expected to return, along with a very talented incoming class of freshmen student-athletes. GW will return to action in September 2015.
Colonials Edge SELC Northwest Rival Wildcats 11-8 - Apr 19, 2015
LEXINGTON, KY -- The George Washington University men's lacrosse team jumped out to 3-0 lead against Southeastern Lacrosse Conference Northwest division rival University of Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday and never looked back.
The Colonials were on the board first when senior attackman Charlie Frattini (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/ Croton Harmon) fed sophomore midfielder Kyle Chin (Glenbrook, IL/ Glenbrook North) for an extra-man goal.
Frattini struck second off a feed from junior midfielder Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/ Cumberland Valley), marking the captain's 99th goal as a Colonial. With a minute remaining in the first quarter, sophomore attackman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/ Chaminade) beat his defender for an unassisted goal, the first of two on the day.
The Colonials found the net three times in the second period compared to two from the Wildcats sending the teams to halftime at 6-2. Freshman midfielder Jake Fuller (Northville, MI/ Northville) had two of the three scores, also going 11 for 14 at the faceoff X on the day.
The Wildcat offense found signs of life in the third and fourth periods, outscoring the Colonials 6-5 in the final 30 minutes of play. However, it was too little too late, and the GW defense held their ground against the UK assault.
One of those GW scores came from a fast break clear from senior goalie Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms) to sophomore midfielder Ethan Limchayseng (Novato, CA/ St. Ignatius). Limchayseng then fired it up the field to Frattini who buried the shot for career goal number 100. In total, he scored three goals and added three assists on the day.
Rounding out the Colonials scorers were Wetzel, who finished with one and one, and junior attackman Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/ St. John's) who added one goal.
Webb was dominant in the cage again, earning 16 saves in approximately 50 minutes of play. Freshman Harry Wechsler (Greenwich, CT/ Hackley) played 10 minutes of relief duty and collected 6 additional saves.
The Colonials return to action for the final time of the 2015 season on Sunday, April 19th when the team takes on the University of Mississippi Rebels in Lexington, KY. This marks the first time in program history that GW will take on Ole Miss.
Colonials March Past Mountaineers on Way to 18-11 Victory - Apr 14, 2015
MORGANTOWN, WV -- The George Washington University men's lacrosse team had 19 players record a stat in Sunday's 18-11 win over Southeastern Lacrosse Conference northwest division rival Mountaineers from West Virginia University.
The Mountaineers scored first, but would only hold the lead for approximately six minutes, at which point freshman midfielder Jake Fuller (Northville, MI/ Northville) put the Colonials on the board on an unassisted shot off of a dodge.
West Virginia found the net once more in the first quarter to tie the score at two apiece, but the Colonials responded and went on a season best seven goal run to go up 10-2. During the stretch, Fuller tallied three more goals.
Sophomore Kyle Chin (Glenbrook North, IL/ Northbrook) added two goals of his own in the same period, including two rips during an extended extra man opportunity due to an illegal Mountaineer stick. In total, the Colonials extra man unit went 7-for-11 on man advantage opportunities.
Fuller finished the game with five goals and one assist, yet was bested by senior attackman Charlie Frattini (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/ Croton Harmon), who scored seven goals and two assists.
Rounding out the scoring for the Colonials were sophomore attackman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/ Chaminade), who scored one goal and assisted four others, and senior midfield Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/ Cumberland Valley), who scored one goal and assisted three others.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms) registered his 11th start of the season and registered 14 saves in the first 45 minutes of game play. Freshman keeper Harry Wechsler (Greenwich, CT/ Hackley) entered the game for the entire fourth quarter, and registered five saves, the first of his career.
Three Colonials manned the faceoff X, and were led by freshman midfielder Aidan Murray (Denver, CO/ George Washington), who attained a perfect 4-for-4 record on faceoffs and scooped up five groundballs.
GW returns to actions with a two-game trip to Lexington, KY where they will take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, April 18th and the University of Mississippi Rebels on Sunday, April 19th. The games will be the Colonials' last in the 2015 season.
Miami RedHawks Fly By Colonials in 8-6 Game of Runs - Apr 14, 2015
MORGANTOWN, WV -- The George Washington men’s lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals in the third quarter but were unable to complete the comeback against the Miami University (Ohio) RedHawks in an 8-6 loss on Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The Colonials were the first on the board following an unassisted goal from senior attackman Charlie Frattini (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/ Croton Harmon), who stole the ball from the goalie while riding.
The RedHawks then went on to score six unanswered goals to close the first half and followed that up with another to start the second. Two of those goals were from Sam Gering, Miami’s leading scorer.
However, the Colonials struck back with four straight goals in the third quarter to make the score 7-5 RedHawks at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The first came from Frattini off the assist of sophomore attackman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/ Chaminade).
However the RedHawks were able to hold their lead by adding another goal in the fourth. Christian Miccile’s (Upton, MA/ St. John's) tenacious play in front of the net led to another Colonials goal but it was not enough.
On offense, five Colonials contributed points. Frattini had a hat trick for the fourth time this season. Fuller won 50% of his faceoffs and sophomore midfielder Kyle Chin (Northbrook, IL/ Glenbrook North) won 6 groundballs.
Senior goalie Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms) had a career day, stopping a Colonials record of 30 shots over the course of the game. Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park, IL/ Oak Park River Forest) and Jake Fuller caused 5 and 6 turnovers respectively on defense.
The Colonials play their next game against the West Virginia University Mountaineers Sunday, April 12 at 3 PM in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Colonials out-dueled by Panthers in 13-10 thriller - Mar 31, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington University men’s lacrosse team took a one-goal lead into the second half but was unable to maintain it in a 13-10 loss to the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Junior midfielder Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/ Cumberland Valley), who played against his twin brother, Panthers attackman Chris Wetzel, scored the first goal of the game on an unassisted play.
Pittsburgh was able to take the lead with a man up goal and a goal by leading scorer Matt Higgins in the second quarter. The Wetzel brothers then scored once each for their respective teams to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Panthers with nine minutes in the first half.
The Colonials were propelled back into the lead by senior captain Charlie Frattini (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/ Croton Harmon) who scored three goals, two of them unassisted, from the attack position. George Washington led at the half, 5-4, for the first time in the 2015 season.
Pittsburgh came out swinging in the second half, scoring four straight goals. GW's junior attackman Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/ St. John's) responded for the Colonials midway through the third quarter, scoring his first goal of the season off a Frattini assist.
Sophomore Kyle Chin (Glenbrook, IL/ Glenbrook North) added a goal of his own to bring the Colonials within two. The Panthers scored twice more to make the score 10-7 in their favor with four minutes left in the third quarter.
However, the Colonials rallied with three straight goals to tie the game at 10 apiece with 12 minutes to go. First, a tenacious ride resulted in a Panthers own goal that was credited to GW’s keeper, Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms).
The next goal came from Wetzel, rounding out his hat trick. Finally, freshman Jake Fuller (Northville, MI/ Northville) capitalized on a pass from freshman attackman Nick Novarro (Islip, NY/ Islip) to bring his team within one goal of the lead.
The Colonials had several opportunities to take the lead but could not break through. The Panthers were able to score 3 goals in the final minutes to win the game.
George Washington played one of its best games of the season in the team’s last home game of 2015. The Colonials took more shots, won more ground balls, and won more face-offs than their opponent.
On offense, Frattini and Wetzel each scored 3 goals and tallied 1 assist to lead the team in points. In addition, five other Colonials players recorded points during the game.
Close-defenseman Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park, IL/ Oak Park River Forest) caused nine turnovers and Eric Regenthal (Lumberton, NJ/ Rancocas Valley) caused 3 of his own. Fuller collected 10 groundballs to lead the team. Kyle Webb stopped 13 shots, and was credited with the goal having been the last GW player to possess the ball before the own goal situation.
The Colonials have Easter weekend off before returning to play two of their remaining four games. They travel to Morgantown, West Virginia to play Miami University (Ohio) on Saturday April 11th at 5:00 PM and West Virginia University on Sunday April 12th at 3:00 PM.
GW can't keep Hokies under wraps in 10-1 loss - Mar 31, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team went punch for punch with 10th ranked Virginia Tech in the first quarter but ultimately lost the game 10-1 on Saturday in Washington, D.C.
The Hokies were first to score but the Colonials struck back just a little later. Junior midfielder Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/ Cumberland Valley) drove down the right side and put the ball stick side to tie the game at one goal each with 4 minutes in the first quarter.
The Colonials defense was at its best in the first half, allowing only 3 more goals to the offense of a perennial MCLA championship contender. GW had several chances to put more points on the board but were unable to capitalize.
Entering the second half down 4-1, the Colonials were unable to stop a 6-0 Hokies run that put the game out of reach. Virginia Tech's attack unit was able to stymie the GW clear several times during the run.
On offense, Wetzel had the lone Colonials goal and freshman Jake Fuller (Northville, MI/ Northville) took a team high sever shots, but couldn't seem to find the back of the net.
The GW defense, which held Virginia Tech below its average of 11.25 goals per game, was led by sophomore Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park, IL/ Oak Park River Forest), who caused nine turnovers and recorded six groundballs.
In the cage, senior goalie Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/ Green Farms) stood tall while recording a career best 17 saves and collecting seven groundballs on the day.
The Colonials play their next game against the University of Pittsburgh Sunday, March 29 at 11am at the Mount Vernon Campus in Washington, D.C. The game will be played in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
RALEIGH, NC -- The George Washington University men's lacrosse team wrapped up a three game in four day run by dropping Sunday's game against the North Carolina State University.
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