@DuqLax Drops Decision to VCU 13-10
April 2, 2017

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TEAM RECORDS: DUQ (2-8, 0-2 A-10) // VCU (5-5, 1-1 A-10) 

 Flint // Emond // O'Brien // Nonn // Hyatt // Mctavish // Del Rossi // McGrath // Barcikowski // Zebersky // Williamson 

DUQ STARTERS: Bradshaw // Petrosky // Dawley // Conway // Drotar // Blackburn // Gubler // Micho // Marafioti // Vacanti // Matthai 

KEEPERS OF RECORD: DUQ: McMinimee (2-6) // VCU: Paralta (5-5) 

Konieczny (5) // Vacanti (2) // DeHaven (2) // Kollhoff (1) 

Megan Konieczny scored a career-high five goals, however the Duquesne lacrosse team fell short at VCU 13-10 on Sunday afternoon on Carey Street Field in Richmond, Va. 

In addition to Konieczny's five goals, Jill Vacanti and Kaitlyn DeHaven added two goals each for the Dukes, with Sarah Kollhoff also netting a goal. Erin Conway led all players with a game-high six ground balls and forced a team-high four caused turnovers.  

VCU's Jessica Del Rossi led all players with six goals for the Rams, who scored 10 second-half goals to claim the victory. 

1ST HALF: Vacanti opened the scoring for both teams, putting Duquesne ahead 1-0 with an unassisted goal at the 25:44 mark. VCU would answer with 22:12 remaining, leveling the match at 1-1. A Kollhoff goal followed by three unanswered goals by Konieczny, extended Duquesne's lead to 5-1 with 4 minutes left. VCU would score back-to-back, bringing the match to 5-3 heading into halftime. 

2ND HALF: A free position goal by Del Rossi at 28:39 brought the Rams within one, with Duquesne leading 5-4. With 27:17 to go, Vacanti found the back of the net, putting the Dukes up 6-4, and DeHaven would add another to extend Duquesne's lead to 7-4 at the 25:36 mark. Four unanswered VCU goals helped the Rams to an 8-7 advantage with 18:36 remaining. With 14:53 left, Konieczny beat VCU keeper Ria Paralta, tying the match at 8-8, however VCU would go on to score the next four goals, extending its lead to 12-8 with 5:17 to go. The Dukes outshot the Rams 14-13, with Paralta making five saves for the Rams in the half. 

"We started the game out great, but lost our momentum in the second half. We saw some success with our game adjustments, but still haven't figured out how to close the game on a high note. I am very happy with the play of rookie midfielder Megan Konieczny, she showed so much heart and hustle today, and I'm so proud of her." 

The Dukes return home to host George Mason (6-4, 2-0 A-10) on Friday at 4 p.m. on Rooney Field. 




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