Dukes Cruise to 15-5 Victory in Home Opener
March 17, 2004
The Duquesne women's lacrosse team cruised to a 15-5 victory over visiting Denver in its home opener Wednesday afternoon on Rooney Field. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) led all scorers with four goals, including the game-winner, and two assists for six points. Also finding the back of the cage multiple times was Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) with three each while Meredith Williams (Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) and Courtney Tamasitis (Boyertown, Pa./Boyertown) added two scores each.
Krista Mann forced a team-best three opponent turnovers while Flocco and Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) recorded three ground balls each. Flocco led the game with four draw controls. Pacini got her fourth win of the season recording 12 saves on 26 shots.
Patience Baldwin led Denver with three goals. Crystal Jack and Tara Bourdelaise led the team with four groundballs and Beth Cordova added a team-high three caused turnovers. Steph Schneider suffered the loss in goal. She recorded four saves on 25 shots.
The Dukes wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Tamasitis netted an unassisted score 2:45 into the contest and scored again at 8:14 from Caroline Gallagher to aid in Duquesne holding a 6-0 lead with just under 13 minutes off the clock. Flocco hit three of her goals in that span with a free position score at 6:01 and unassisted goals at 9:58 and 12:49. Laura App hit an unassisted goal at 10:49 as well. Denver first got on the board at 15:45 as Baldwin hit a free position goal and followed suite with an unassisted score at 17:15.
Duquesne held an 11-3 lead at the half with five goals from three Dukes - Williams (two goals), Mulford (two goals) and Jennifer Lorenze (one goal).
Denver opened the second frame scoring with just 1:45 off the clock with an unassisted goal from Steph Greenlees. Mulford scored for the Dukes at 2:46 for a 13-4 lead before App hit two goals at 3:31 and 11:27 to up the lead to a 15-4 edge. Flocco concluded the Dukes' scoring at 27:47, but the Pioneers ended the game's scoring with a free position goal at 28:20 from Lindsay Robinson.
Duquesne opens Atlantic 10 play this Saturday as the travel to Philly to face defending Atlantic 10 Champion Temple at 12:00 pm.