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Dukes Win OT Thriller 10-9
Meg Holleran made six saves in the Dukes' 10-9 overtime in at Davidson
Meg Holleran made six saves in the Dukes' 10-9 overtime in at Davidson

March 11, 2007

Box Score

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.

Frederick and Kathleen McNish scored a pair of goals for the Dukes, while Stacie Pollock grabbed six ground balls, caused five turnovers and won four draw controls to pace Duquesne defensively.

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.

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