Lacrosse Drops A-10 Opener to George Washington 18-9
March 27, 2009
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.
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.