Dukes Open Season With 19-6 Win at RMU
Feb. 25, 2007
MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - Sophomore Kathleen McNish's seven goals and four assists, and 12 goals by seven teammates powered Duquesne to a 19-6 season-opening win over Robert Morris Sunday afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium. The Dukes (1-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back as they dealt the Colonials (0-2) their second straight loss.
Duquesne got on the board less than six minutes into the first half with a goal from Meghan Frederick off McNish's first assist. McNish connected on the Red & Blue's second goal less than a minute later. Goals by Sarah Carson, Becky Greene and McNish had the Dukes up 5-0 at the 15:48 mark of the first half.
Throughout the game, Duquesne's continuous possession limited Robert Morris to 14 total shots, as compared to DU's 37. The Dukes won the ground ball battle, 26-16. DU was 6-14 on free position attempts while RMU was 2-6.
Next for Duquesne is the home opener on Friday, March 2, 2007, against Monmouth at 3:00 p.m. The game will be played at Cupples Stadium on Pittsburgh's South Side.