PRINCETON, N.J. -- Junior Monica Hanson scored five goals and freshman Rachael Bentley added a hat trick as George Washington University picked up its first victory of 2011 with a 15-7 triumph over Villanova in the final game of the Princeton Invitational Sunday.
GW trailed No. 19-nationally ranked University of the Pacific just 1-0 after a quarter, but the Tigers netted four unanswered goals en route to outscoring the Colonials, 8-2, in the second period to build a 9-2 halftime lead. The Colonials converted just 1-of-6 power-play chances and 6-of-28 shot attempts to negate senior Charlotte Schou's 10 saves in goal.
Hanson and Bentley combined for eight goals and junior Megan Walker added two to help GW to a 15-7 win over Villanova in Saturday's late game. The Colonials scored the first four goals of the game, led 7-2 at halftime and 11-5 after three quarters in cruising past the Wildcats.
Schou totaled four saves, including a penalty block, and junior Antonia Raris made two stops to pace GW's defense.
Release courtesy George Washington Athletic Communications