Ross Ties School Record; Kahoe Becomes Winningest Coach in Program History in Rout over GW

A pair of names etched themselves into the Saint Joseph's record book as the women's lacrosse team breezed by George Washington on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Revolutionaries 20-6 on Sweeney Field.

Lisa Ross, Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse player, holding stick with ball on the field

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With her 90th win of the season, head coach Alex Kahoe became the winningest coach in program history by surpassing Denise Roessler's (1999-2014) previous mark of 89 wins in her 16-year tenure.
Lisa Ross also entered the record book, tying a school record with seven assists in the game to match a standard set by Stephanie Kelly (twice, in 2019 and in 2021) and Emily Bowers (2014). Ross moves into a tie for third in career assists at St. Joe's, matching Shannon Feite's (1994-97) mark of 72 assists.
St. Joe's moves to 4-4 on the year, including a 2-1 record in conference play. George Washington falls to 3-8 on the year and 0-3 in the Atlantic 10. 

  • Almost before you could blink, the Hawks were already up 4-0 after the first 3:19 of play as four different scorers found the back of the net.
  • Just 12 minutes in, the Hawks had already built an 8-0 advantage with assists on six of the eight goals.
  • Lisa Ross scored her only goal of her career-best game, giving St. Joe's a 9-1 lead before George Washington scored in the final second of the first quarter.
  • Two goals on the other side of the quarter break cut the GW deficit to 9-3 before Emma O'Neill ended the spurt from the visitors.
  • Sarah Groark added a goal of her own in the final five minutes of the first half before a quick counter from the Revs made it an 11-4 game heading into the half.
  • The Hawks dominated the third quarter, started with a hat trick from Kate Fuhrman from Ross' third assist of the day.
  • After Bonnie Yu added her hat trick, Fuhrman and Ross again replicated the earlier connection for three goals in just over 90 seconds of action.
  • A pair of freshmen involved themselves into the action as Megan Sanelli and Olivia McCloskey both found the netting to increase the St. Joe's run to 5-0 over the quarter, GW once again finding a late goal to not be held scoreless as the Hawks entered the final frame with a 16-5 lead.
  • Bella Miceli was able to venture into the attack over the final frame, the sophomore defender rewarded with a clinical finish to grab her first goal of the season.
  • A pair of assists from Ross to Riley Miller and McCloskey ended her afternoon, matching the program record with her seventh assist with over eight minutes remaining.
  • Kate Antonelli put the stamp on the game with the 20th goal of the afternoon for St. Joe's, bagging just her second career goal to cap a blistering offensive performance for the Hawks.
  • Liana Moli tended the net for the majority of the fourth quarter, deputizing for Jorden Concordia who was left with long stretches of minimal action throughout the game. Moli denied an attempt from a George Washington attacker in the final seconds of the game, helping lead the celebrations as the clock struck zero to give the Hawks an impressive 20-6 win against their conference foe.


  • Head coach Alex Kahoe became the winningest coach in program history with her 90th victory of her career in her 10th season at St. Joe's. Kahoe's 90th win came in just her 163rd game at the helm, needing 84 games fewer to set the new record.
  • Lisa Ross finished her day early, securing a career-high with both her eight points and seven assists. Ross sits 20th all-time in scoring with 115 career points and is 12 assists shy of Rebecca Lane (2016-19) who is second all-time in career assists with 84.
  • Emma O'Neill became the 24th Hawk to enter the 100-point club, her lone goal in her three-point performance pushing her into the century mark.
  • Kate Fuhrman led the team in scoring with four goals, tied for a team-high 17 goals on the season.
  • Both Alexa Capozzoli and Bonnie Yu added a hat trick in the win, the two finishing with four points as each tallied an assist to go with their three goals.
  • Sarah Groark and Olivia McCloskey also finished with multi-goal games as 11 different Hawks registered a goal on the afternoon.
  • Jorden Concordia tallied nine saves on a .643 save percentage over three quarters and change of action in the net.
  • The Hawks held a 38-21 advantage in shots, 31 of the 38 attempts being on frame. St. Joe's also won the draw control battle with a 16-10 edge while going perfect from clears with an 11-11 performance.
  • St. Joe's has now won eight consecutive games against GW, tying the all-time series up at 11-11.

St. Joe's heads on the road for a matchup against Richmond, taking on the Spiders in a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday, March 23.

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