Despite Late Surge, Colonial Come Up One Short Against VolsColonials Triumph Over KentuckyColonials Come Up Short in Close GameColonials Fall to the RamsSecond Quarter Run Lifts Colonials Over ECU
Despite Late Surge, Colonial Come Up One Short Against VolsColonials Triumph Over KentuckyColonials Come Up Short in Close GameColonials Fall to the RamsSecond Quarter Run Lifts Colonials Over ECU

 


NEWS AND EVENTS



Despite Late Surge, Colonial Come Up One Short Against Vols - Apr 13, 2014

The George Washington University Men’s Lacrosse Team came back from 2 goals down in the fourth but ultimately lost in the final minutes to the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The teams played a close game at 3 PM in Blacksburg, Virginia on Saturday.

David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School) scored back-to-back goals to give the Colonials their only lead early in the game. However the Volunteers were able to answer with 4 goals of their own. Goals by Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) and Goscinak in the second quarter tied the game for George Washington before Tennessee scored again to take a 5-4 lead into the half. 

Frattini and Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) each scored in the third quarter but the Volunteers kept pace and at the beginning of the fourth scored their eighth goal to take an 8-6 lead. GW clawed back with a Frattini goal assisted by Kyle Chin (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North High School) on a fast break. Then Chin scored a goal of his own to tie the game at 8-8 with just over 3 minutes to go. Tennessee’s Griffin Young then scored the go ahead goal to give his team the lead. The Volunteers possessed the ball in the final minute and were able to run out the clock and clinch a narrow win.

The Colonials played well despite having a very limited bench, especially on defense. Goalie Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/Greens Farms Academy) had a career best 20 saves including 7 in the fourth quarter. Defensemen Jack Ferrell (Avon, CT/Northwest Catholic High School) and Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park,IL/Oak Park River Forest) had 3 groundballs and caused 4 turnovers respectively.

On offense, David Goscinak and Charles Frattini each had 3 goals. Ian Larson and Kyle Chin had 2 assists and one goal each and Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley Eagles) had 1 assist. Kyle Chin led the team in groundballs with 6.

George Washington is currently 3-7 on the season; however 4 of the Colonials loses have been by 4 goals or less, two of them in the final minute of the game.

The Colonials play their next game on Sunday, April 13 against Virginia Tech. First face-off is at 3 PM in Blacksburg Virginia.

 

Colonials Fall to the Flames - Apr 12, 2014

The George Washington University Men’s Lacrosse Team fell behind early and was not able to make up the difference in a 19-6 loss to the Liberty University Flames in Lynchburg on Saturday.

Liberty scored 3 goals to start the game before Captain David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School)scored unassisted to put the Colonials on the board. After another Liberty goal the score was only 4-1 at the end of the first but a 9-goal flames run in the second quarter gave the Flames a commanding lead they would not relinquish. Liberty’s point leader Ryan Miller (4 goals, 4 assists) had 3 goals and assisted 3 more in the second.

Junior Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School)scored twice and David Goscinak once in the third quarter but Liberty countered with 5 goals of its own during the quarter. The Colonials outscored the Flames in the fourth quarter but it was not enough. Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) and David Goscinak scored in the final minutes but it was not enough.

David Goscinak led the Colonials with 3 goals and 8 groundballs during the game. Charles Frattini had 2 goals and Ian Larson and Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep)had 1 assist each. 

On defense, Lars Chinburg (Exeter, NH/Philips Exeter Academy) had 5 groundballs and Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/Greens Farms Academy) had 13 saves.

The Colonials play their next game against the University of Tennessee in Blackburg, Virginia at 3 PM on April 12.

 

Colonials Triumph Over Kentucky - Apr 2, 2014

The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team started strong and rode a dominant second half effort to a 13-5 victory Sunday against the University of Kentucky at The Catholic University of America. The win was the Colonial’s first against a division opponent this season.

The Colonials were on the board within 30 seconds of the starting whistle when Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) scored unassisted. Freshmen Kyle Chin (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North High School) was the next to score for the Colonials, also unassisted, followed by Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/St. John’s High School) off an assist by defensemen Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park,IL/Oak Park River Forest). Kentucky’s scoring leaders Hayden Holbrook and Christopher O’Dell each assisted goals to keep the game close but Frattini and David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School) each scored in the second quarter to give the Colonials a 5-3 lead at half.

George Washington wasted no time getting started in the second half. Frattini scored twice in 10 seconds to begin a 5 goal run for the Colonials. Goscinak scored twice and Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley Eagles) once before O’Dell and Holbrook scored Kentucky’s final 2 goals to end the streak. Frattini, Goscinak, and Miccile would each score again as the Colonials closed out the 13-5 win.

The Colonials offense was on point during the game, especially during the third quarter when they outscored Kentucky 6-2. Charles Frattini had 5 goals on the day and continued to lead the MCLA in GPG (goals per game). David Goscinak became the 6th midfielder in the MCLA in PPG (points per game) after scoring 4 goals and assisting another. Goscinak also collected 11 groundballs and won 15 of 22 faceoffs. Kyle ChinIan Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School), and Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep) each had an assist. Tim Wetzel had 1 assist and 10 groundballs.

On defense, Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/Greens Farms Academy) made several quality saves on the way to a career high 16 on the day. Freshmen Ramie Bou-Saab led the defense with a team high 13 groundballs, 6 caused turnovers, and an assist. Sophomores Alex Santangelo (Sudbury, MA/St. Mark's School) and Jack Ferrell (Avon, CT/Northwest Catholic High School) caused 4 and 3 turnovers respectively.

 

The Colonials play their next divisional opponent, Liberty University, on Saturday April 5. The game begins at 3:00 PM at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

 

Colonials Come Up Short in Close Game - Mar 29, 2014

The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team led by 4 goals at half but lost in the final seconds to the West Virginia Mountaineers Friday at The Catholic University of America.

            Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley Eagles) and David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School) each scored unassisted for the Colonials to begin the game. Next, West Virginia’s leading scorer Matt Bonavita put the Mountaineers on the board before Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) scored for the Colonials. George Washington outscored their opponents 5-2 in the second quarter. Frattini scored 2 goals, including one on a fast break started by Goscinak's quick faceoff win. Goscinak scored 2 goals of his own and Wetzel collected his second goal during the quarter.  
   

            Bonavita scored 3 of his 4 goals in the second half as his team went on a 6 goal run to take a 10-8 lead before Frattini scored again on a Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep) assist. Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) then scored unassisted on a right-handed drive to tie the game at 10 apiece. The George Washington defense held for 5 minutes but the Mountaineers scored the go ahead goal with less than a minute to go. The Colonials had the ball in the final seconds but were unable to capitalize.   

            What at first seemed to be low scoring affair turned into a game of scoring runs. Charles Frattini collected 5 points for the Colonials with 4 goals and 1 assist. David Goscinak had a hat trick and Tim Wetzel scored twice. Freshman Jared Beard led the team in assists with 2.

            On defense the Colonials shutout the Mountaineers man up unit. Every defensive player for the Colonials caused at least 1 turnover, close defenseman  Alex Santangelo (Sudbury, MA/St. Mark's School) led with the team with 4. Goalies Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/Greens Farms Academy) and Justin Klimczyk (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Spalding High School) each had 6 saves. Tim Wetzel picked up 8 ground balls to lead the team.

The Colonials play their next opponent, the University of Kentucky, on Sunday March 30. The game begins at 12:30 PM at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

 

Colonials Fall to the Rams - Mar 26, 2014

The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team fell behind early and was not able to make up the difference in a 14-10 loss to the University of Rhode Island Rams in their second home game, Sunday.

Captain David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School), with a team high 4 goals and 1 assist on the day, won the first faceoff to gain possession for the Colonials but it was Rhode Island’s Ross Blanchard who scored first. The Rams would score twice more before freshman Kyle Chin (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North High School) scored the first goal for GW on drive down the right side during the second quarter. The teams traded points for the rest of the quarter to end the half with an 8-5 Rams’ lead. Goscinak scored twice and Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/St. John’s High School) and Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) once for the Colonials.   

George Washington began strong in the second half. Charles Frattini scored unassisted on an outside shot on man up to bring the Colonials within 3 goals of the lead but the Rams responded with a 4-goal run that provided the margin of victory. Frattini’s third goal broke the streak to begin a 4-goal fourth quarter for the Colonials but it was not enough. Rhode Island’s efficient offense, led by Jay Clark with 4 goals, proved to be the difference in the game.

The Colonials offense continued to improve and stayed poised most of the game. Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) and freshmen Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep) and Billy Golden (Northport, NY/Trinity-Pawling School) assisted goals; Sophomore Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley Eagles) scored once. 

The defense kept the Rams to 1 goal on 4 man-up opportunities. Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park,IL/Oak Park River Forest) caused 2 turnovers and Justin Klimczyk (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Spalding High School) made 9 saves. Goscinak lead the team in groundballs with 12 and won 11 faceoffs. 

George Washington plays its next game on March 28 against West Virginia. First faceoff is at 8:00PM at The Catholic University of America.

 

Second Quarter Run Lifts Colonials Over ECU - Mar 23, 2014

  The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team scored 7 second quarter goals en route to a 16 to 12 victory over the East Carolina University Pirates at Cardinal Stadium on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC. The Colonials were led by junior attackman Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) with 7 goals, improving his goals per game average to 5.6, the highest in the nation, sophomore midfielder Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley Eagles), who filled both sides of the stat sheet, scoring 3 goals and distributing 3 assists, and senior midfielder David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School) who added two goals and two assists.

The ECU Pirates found the back of the net first, but the Colonials quickly evened the score when sophomore Tim Wetzel fed a pass through two Pirate defenders to a streaking Golden, Billy (Northport, NY/Trinity-Pawling School), who finished a textbook overhand shot to the low corner. East Carolina scored twice more but Wetzel and Frattini would soon answer with goals of their own for GW to even the score at 3-3 to end the quarter. 

In the second quarter the Colonials’ offense scored 7 goals, with Frattini, Wetzel, Goscinak, and Christian Miccile (Upton, MA/St. John’s High School) each finding the back of the net, giving the Colonials a commanding 10-4 lead going into halftime.

East Carolina outscored the Colonials 4-2 in the third quarter but it was not enough. Tim Wetzel’s third goal of the night put an end to a Pirates run that brought them within 3 goals of the Colonials. Freshman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep) added to the total with a miraculous low-to-low catch and finish on the crease. Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) also scored for GW in the third.  

The Colonials kept pace with the Pirates in the fourth to close out an exciting game.  

“I am very proud of our team for jumping out to a commanding lead, playing through a host of adversity, and locking up the win,” said Coach Opron.

George Washington came within 2 goals of its season high and 7 different players scored to clinch the victory over a tenacious opponent. The Colonials also won the majority of groundballs in the contest; Frattini lead with 6.

Justin Klimczyk (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Spalding High School) made 5 saves and the defense completed 84% of its clears to stop a Pirates’ rally in the second half. Kyle Webb (Stamford, CT/Greens Farms Academy) lead goalies with 7 saves, Ramie Bou-Saab (Oak Park,IL/Oak Park River Forest) and Eli Tirk (Ashfield, MA/ Northfield Mount Hermon) combined for 5 turnovers on defense.

As well as keeping the lead, Coach Opron was impressed by the play and improvement of the underclassmen. Combined, they accounted for 6 goals, 5 assists, and over half of the team’s groundballs. “We played poised and methodical. No one in the stands tonight would believe that 80% of our players are underclassmen.” 

The Colonials play their next opponent, the University of Rhode Island, on March 23. The game begins at 3:30 PM on “The ‘Vern” in Washington, DC.  

 

Colonials Drop a Close One to Coastal Carolina in the Final Minutes - Mar 4, 2014

The George Washington Men’s Lacrosse team rallied from a 3-goal deficit in the second half but ultimately lost a close game to Coastal Carolina 10-8 on Sunday at the Mount Vernon Campus in Washington, DC.

The Colonials came out strong, scoring 2 goals in the first 5 minutes. Captain David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School), who had just missed a one-handed shot earlier, was the first to find the net after picking up a ground ball in front of the goal. Co-Captain Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) scored next on an assist from fellow captain Ian Larson (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial Catholic High School) during a Colonials man-up. However, Coastal Carolina’s leading scorers Mike Lenge and Ryan Redmond combined for 3 goals at the end of the first quarter to give their team the lead. The teams traded points during the next quarter going into the half 6-5. Goscinak and Frattini both scored again and freshman attackman Jared Beard (Chesterfield, MO/Chaminade College Prep) scored his first career goal off a Goscinak assist. 

Coastal Carolina scored twice to open the second half before Kyle Chin (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North High School) scored his 4th goal in as many games to make the score 8-6 at the end of the third quarter. The George Washington defense held during a long series of Carolina possessions to begin the fourth before Frattini scored unassisted. Billy Golden (Northport, NY/Trinity-Pawling School) and Frattini then possessed the ball to take time off a long man-down penalty. With just over 4 minutes remaining, Frattini evened the score at 8-8 for the Colonials on a Goscinak assist. Coastal Carolina’s offense then scored two goals at the end of the fourth to clinch a narrow win. The Colonials went man-up to finish the game but it was not enough.

The Colonials played well as a team in a well fought game that excited the home crowd. The defense held the Coastal Carolina offense scoreless on 4 man ups and completed 78% of its clears. The team also won the groundball battle 50-37; Goscinak led the team with 8.

Junior Charles Frattini again led the Colonials in goals, scoring 4. Larson and Goscinak had 2 assists each. Two freshmen on the young GW squad, Jared Beard and Kyle Chin, contributed goals. On defense, Lars Chinburg (Exeter, NH/Philips Exeter Academy) and Eli Tirk (Ashfield, MA/ Northfield Mount Hermon) both caused 2 turnovers. 

The Colonials play their next game against East Carolina on Friday March 21 after George Washington’s spring break. First face-off is at 8 PM at the Catholic University of America.

 

 

 

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