Dukes Win OT Thriller 10-9
March 11, 2007
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Lea Lamatina scored the game-winner with 1:24 remaining in the final sudden-victory overtime period to lift Duquesne to a thrilling victory, 10-9, over the Davidson Sunday afternoon.
Davidson (0-5) up 7-4 going into the second period, was outscored 5-2 in the second half by Duquesne (3-2) to force overtime tied at 9 apiece.
Meghan Holleran had two saves for the Dukes in the second overtime period. Lamatina's tally just a little over a minute and a half into the final period gave DU the win and ended a two-game losing streak.
The Dukes outshot the Wildcats 26-18 and grabbed six more ground balls (21-15) than Davidson. Davidson held a 13-10 edge in draw controls.
Sarah Carson came out the gates in the first period for the Dukes with a score just 45 seconds into play, but Davidson came back with three consecutive goals in a three-minute span to take a 4-1 lead.
Courtney Tamasitis answered with a goal for the Dukes, but Davidson went back-to-back for another quick pair of goals to increase the Wildcats' lead to 6-2.
Janna Faulkner answered for the Red & Blue, but a Wildcats' goal with 10:13 remaining in the first half to gave Davidson its largest lead, 7-3. Keri Drexel posted the final goal of the first period with 3:23 on the clock, as the Dukes trailed 7-4 at the break.
Sarah Cates and Frederick opened the second with back-to-back scores to narrow Davidson's lead to 7-6. Davidson's Sarah Walter got her third goal of the game to hold the advantage, but goals from Frederick and McNish knotted the score at eight with 14:25 remaining.
The Wildcats reclaimed the 9-8 advantage with 10:56 to play, but McNish answered with just under six minutes left to tie the score for the second time, the final scoring until Lamatina scored the game-winner in the third sudden-victory overtime period.
The Dukes return to Rooney Field on Saturday to host Bucknell at 1:00pm.