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Lacrosse Drops A-10 Opener to George Washington 18-9
Ashley Wood scored her 100th career goal against George Washington on Friday
Ashley Wood scored her 100th career goal against George Washington on Friday

March 27, 2009


Box Score

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Duquesne lacrosse team fell 18-9 to George Washington in their Atlantic 10 Conference opener.

The Colonials (2-8, 1-0), who led from start-to-finish, got four goals each from Katherine Sampson and Taylor Donohue. Katie Lilly recorded a game-high nine draw controls for GW.

The loss dropped the Dukes to 4-6 overall and 0-1 in the A-10. Shannon Hadaway and Meghan Frederick scored two goals apiece and Ashley Wood recorded her 100th career goal in the loss.

GW scored the game's first two goal before Alicia Krause got DU on the board at 23:35 of the first half. The teams would go back-and-forth exchanging goals, with Hadaway, Sarah Cates and Wood scoring for the Dukes. However, the Colonials countered each time and had a 5-4 lead at the 9:29 mark.

George Washington would score four of the next five goal including a Sarah Phillips goal with three seconds remaining in the half to give GW a 9-5 lead going into halftime.

Donohue would strike first for the Colonials in the second half before back-to-back scores from Cailin Colegrove and Frederick got DU within three goals of the lead at 10-7.

Duquesne would not get any closer as four consecutive George Washington goals increased their lead to seven goals at 14-7. The Dukes would score two more times from Rekart and Frederick, but GW ended the game with four more consecutive goals ending the game by a score of 18-9.

Duquesne looks to get into the A-10 win column on Sunday when they face Richmond. Match time is 12:00 p.m.




  • Wood is just one of eight Dukes to score 100 goals in program history
  • Cates' recorded seven draw controls, trying her for the second most single-game total
  • The Dukes fall to 6-5 all-time in A-10 openers
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