Dukes Take St. Bonaventure in A-10 Opener
April 1, 2005
The Duquesne women's lacrosse team upped its record to 6-2 overall, 1-0 in Atlantic 10 play with a 10-5 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure Friday afternoon on Rooney Field. SBU suffered its first loss of the season and drops to 6-1 overall, 0-1 in A-10 action.
Kelly Mulford paced the Dukes with three goals on six shots while Ginger Flocco and Laura App each added two scores. Krista Mann and Caroline Gallagher each had an assist for the Red & Blue. Keeper Sarah Pacini recorded 11 saves on the day facing 26 shots. Defensively, Mann led the game with five caused turnovers followed by Flocco who forced four opponent blunders. Robin Mason led St. Bonaventure with two goals. Eileen Gagnon had eight of the team's 15 saves sharing time in goal.
App opened the game's scoring with an unassisted goal just :27 into competition. Ashley Wood and posted a free position goal in the third minute before the Bonnie's Mason hit a free position goal in the fifth minute for a 1-2 reach. Duquesne went up 3-1 as Flocco scored in the 10th minutes, but St. Bonaventure answered with a free position goal from Megan Murphy and Mason notched her second goal of the game from Kelly Chevez for a 3-4 reach with less than eight minutes remaining in the first frame.
Mulford hit back-to-back goals in just over a minute for a 6-3 edge in the 26th minute before the Bonnies Stephanie Jordan answered with a score with :53 ticking for a 6-4 reach. Mann closed out the half with a free position goal with :03 on the clock for a 7-4 lead at the half.
The second frame began with seven minutes of scoreless play before Mann assisted on a Jennifer Lorenze goal. App and Mulford scored for the Red & Blue in the 12th and 15th minutes respectively and St. Bonaventure got its lone goal of the frame in the 20th minute with an unassisted score from Nicole Motondo.
It was a physical game which saw seven yellow cards distributed, five in the second frame alone.
Duquesne held a 34-26 edge in shots and the Bonnies edged out the Dukes in ground balls 29-27. Each team won nine draws.
The Dukes return to action Friday, April 8, as they travel to Richmond for a 3:00 pm Atlantic 10 match-up. DU closes out the weekend traveling to George Washington on Sunday, April 10, for a 1:00 pm start.