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Dukes Drop Lacrosse Opener At Cal, 13-11
Dukes were unable to get back from five goal deficit at California on Sunday in the season opener.
 
Dukes were unable to get back from five goal deficit at California on Sunday in the season opener.
 

March 2, 2003

Box Score

Berkeley, California - Duquesne's women's lacrosse team dropped their season opener to California - Berkeley, 13-11, Sunday afternoon at Cal's Memorial Stadium.

Sophomore Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Plymouth-Whitemarsh) paced the Red and Blue with four goals and two assists while freshman Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Md. / Maryvale Prep) added four goals. Sophomore Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Council) added a goal and an assist and senior Lauren Mincher (Annapolis, Md. / Annapolis) had two assists.

The Dukes got off to a quick start as Mulford put Duquesne on the board with her first of four goals on a feed from Mincher at the 27:59 mark. Junior Becca West (Cicero, NY / Cicero-North Syracuse) followed that with an unassisted score just 1:44 later to give the Dukes a quick 2-0 lead.

Cal's Colleen O'Mara sparked the Golden Bears' offense by finding the back of Duquesne's net for Cal's first tally of the afternoon to cut the Dukes' lead in half. A flurry of goals in the next 30 seconds resulted in a 3-2 Duquesne lead as Mulford tallied a goal just 13 seconds later with Flocco assisting while O'Mara followed that up with her own score just 20 seconds after that.

Mulford and Flocco teamed up for another marker to up the lead to 4-2 midway through the first half. O'Mara, however, added Cal's third goal of the afternoon in what would end up being one of four consecutive scores in the next six minutes which gave the Golden Bears the 6-4 lead. In that string of consecutive goals, O'Mara added her fourth of the afternoon, Edwards her second and Molly Brady her first. The Dukes cut the lead to 6-5 on Flocco's first tally on a feed from Mincher before Cal responded with three of the next four markers (DU's score was Flocco's second of the day at the 2:40 mark) to take a 9-6 lead into the break.

 

 

The second half was much more defensive-minded as three yellow cards were issued and only nine goals scored between the two clubs. Brady tallied the first two scores of the second stanza, both free position goals to give the Golden Bears a commanding 11-6 advantage. But the Dukes weren't done as they rallied off two straight goals from App and West to cut the Cal lead to 11-8. Cal's Julianne Wu posted her third goal of the year with 20:16 to play, before both teams went on a seven-minute scoring drought. Edwards broke that streak with her fifth goal at the 12:59 mark to put the Cal on top, 13-8.

The Dukes then surged back scoring three straight goals to cut the lead to two with 3:21 left. Flocco tallied two back-to-back scores and senior Christi Madden (Cherry Hill, N.J. / Cherry Hill East) posted one of her own. Now only up by two goals, Cal awoke from its slumber just in time to hold off the Duquesne charge and claim the 13-11 victory. This was Cal's (2-1) highest offensive output of the season.

Sophomore Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C.W. Baker / Vanderbilt) started in goal for the Red and Blue and registered eight saves. She was replaced by fellow soph Shelley Rank at the 40 minute mark. Rank stopped five of the Golden Bears last seven shots on goal.

The Dukes (0-1) continue their spring schedule in the Golden State as they will face Denver on Monday afternoon at Cal's Memorial Stadium. The Pioneers' record is 1-0 prior to today's matchup at Stanford.

BOX SCORE

1 2 F

Duquesne 6 5 11 California 9 4 13

GOALS
DUQUESNE - Mulford 4, Flocco 4, Madden 1, App 1, West 1
CAL - Edwards 5, O'Mara 4, Brady 3, Wu 1

ASSISTS
DUQUESNE - Flocco 2, Mincher 2, App 1
CAL - Hafkenschiel 1

GOALKEEPING
DUQUESNE - Sarah Pacini (40 minutes, 5 saves, 11 goals allowed), Shelley Rank (20 minutes, 5 saves, 2 goals allowed)
CAL - Eden Coelho (60 minutes, 8 saves, 11 goals allowed)

SHOTS: DUQUESNE 22, CAL 24
FREE POSITION SHOTS: DUQUESNE 8, CAL 8
GROUNDBALLS: DUQUESNE 27, CAL 16
FOULS: DUQUESNE 15, CAL 18
TURNOVERS: DUQUESNE 6, CAL 16
CAUSED TURNOVERS: DUQUESNE 13, CAL 7
DRAW CONTROLS: DUQUESNE 10, CAL 13

First Half

27:59 Duquesne - Kelly Mulford from Lauren Mincher
26:15 Duquesne - Becca West
22:43 Cal - Colleen O'Mara
22:32 Duquesne - Kelly Mulford from Ginger Flocco
22:13 Cal - Colleen O'Mara
15:13 Duquesne - Kelly Mulford from Ginger Flocco
12:27 Cal - Colleen O'Mara
10:35 Cal - Emily Edwards
9:12 Cal - Molly Brady
6:22 Cal - Colleen O'Mara
5:53 Duquesne - Ginger Flocco from Lauren Mincher
5:23 Cal - Emily Edwards
4:59 Cal - Emily Edwards
2:40 Duquesne - Ginger Flocco
:25 Cal - Emily Edwards

First Half Score: Cal 9, Duquesne 6

Second Half

26:36 Cal - Molly Brady
24:40 Cal - Molly Brady
23:42 Duquesne - Laura App
20:38 Duquesne - Becca West
20:16 Cal - Jullianne Wu from Erin Hafkenschiel
12:59 Cal - Emily Edwards
8:45 Duquesne - Ginger Flocco from Laura App
7:40 Duquesne - Ginger Flocco
3:21 Duquesne - Christi Madden

Final Score: Cal 13, Duquesne 11

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