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GW Thankful for Wins Over Georgetown

11/20/2016, 6:00pm EST
By David Baratta

Colonials head into Thanksgiving break after two wins over cross-town rival

Sitting around the table for Thanksgiving this year, GW players will have a lot to be thankful for as they took down cross-town rival Georgetown not once, but twice heading into the break and gained a stronger hold on the North Division.

On Saturday, November 12, GW hosted Georgetown for their first matchup of the year.  The first period was a tightly contested battle, only sophomore forward Brian Sargent could manage a power play goal to give GW a 1-0 lead.  Georgetown would tie the game midway through the second on a shorthanded marker, and then GW would respond with another powerplay goal by junior forward Alec Weinberg.  Senior forward Jake Lessick would add another goal to increase GW's lead to 3-1 going into the third.  In the third, GW would pull away with goals by sophomore forward Will Yerkovich, freshman forward Alec Yerkovich, and two more by Lessick for a final score of 7-1, one of the most dominant wins by GW over Georgetown in the team's recent history.  Alec Astorga got the win in net.

The following Saturday, November 19, GW traveled up to Laurel for a rematch.  They knew it would be a much tougher game, with the home crowd behind them.  Georgetown would get on the board in the first minute of the game, but GW would respond in the middle of the period with a power play goal by Weinberg and a goal by Lessick.  Georgetown would respond just before the period ended, tying the game back up to end the first.  Grad student forward Kevin Zhang would break the tie early in the second, and otherwise the period would be a tight affair with neither team giving up another goal.  Georgetown would finally tie the game up around the mid point of the third at 3-3.  With just two minutes remaining, junior defenseman Alex Katsihtis would sneak a point shot past the Georgetown goalie to take the very late 4-3 lead.  Despite a significant push from Georgetown in the final minutes, GW would hang on for the win.  Another 30 save performance for Alec Astorga would give GW a sweep of its cross-town rival, and put them one win away from clinching the division.

After the Thanksgiving break, GW takes on two ACCHL opponents  - James Madison and Elon - in non league games on December 2nd and 3rd to finish out the semester.

Image credit: Matt Ricciardi

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