This was a great women's lacrosse game. It snowed steadily but did not affect the game. GW's lovely Mt. Vernon campus is in Foxhall, one of the nicest residential neighborhoods in the nation. It was a beautiful scene as the snow fell on the action throughout the game.
Georgetown-George Washington should become a rivalry over the next few years as the schools are only 1.5 miles from each other and the stars of these teams are mostly sophomores. Mia Breheny (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) is that unusual sparkplug type. She scores when the Colonials need it and usually in spectacular fashion. Against Georgetown, her career-high fourth goal of the game pulled GW to within a goal at 11-10 with under three minutes remaining.
The Hoyas are led offensively by two sophomores: Molly Ford (Reisterstown/Notre Dame Prep) and Ashby Kaestner (Trappe/Saints Peter and Paul). This is a one-two scoring punch, Kaestner from the top and Ford from behind. Ford is like a Coco Stanwick/Mary Key hybrid. She's fast, creative, has a lightning second gear and is willing to take the beating to score. Kaestner is fleet afoot and can start with the ball or finish off a pass. They will be great together. You can see it.
In the goal, another star sophomore Caitlin Formby (Towson/Notre Dame Prep) was excellent for the Hoyas, but senior Caitlin Garman (Baltimore/Friends) was unreal for GW and coach Tara Hannaford.
Georgetown senior Patty Piotrowicz (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) looks like she's coach Ricky Fried's senior leader on this offense. In the settled offense, senior Lindsay Melvin (Ellicott City/Mt. Hebron) is still the team leader for GW and Katelyn Honeyford (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) is a solid star as well.
It was especially cool that during a snowy game, people kept yelling "ALASKA!". It turns out that GW has a junior defender named Alaska Burr (Marion, Mass./Tabor Academy). That's right. Great name and a pretty good transition player -- that's why we heard her name so much.
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