Dukes Rally for Come-Back Victory over Bucknell
April 5, 2003
Duquesne women's lacrosse improved to 7-4 overall with an 11-10 come-from-behind victory over visiting Bucknell (5-4) Saturday afternoon on Rooney Field. The win snapped a three-game winning streak for the Bison and improved the Dukes' streak to three. Ginger Flocco posted an incredible second-half performance to hoist the Dukes' win netting two of her four goals, including the tying score, in the second frame.
Kelly Mulford added three scores and hit the game-winner with :41 ticking. Also scoring for the Dukes were Christi Madden, Carrie Watkins, Caroline Gallagher and Laura App. Shelley Ranked recorded eight saves in the second half to take the win. Sarah Pacini stopped four shots in the first frame. Suzanne Raffaele led the Bison with four goals and keeper Nicole Kallis had seven saves.
Raffaele scored first for the Bison to spark a three-goal spree, which put Bucknell up 3-0 with 21:09 remaining. Flocco put the Dukes on the board from Becca West's feed at 19:54, but the Bison tallied a goal in the 16th minute for a 4-1 advantage. Flocco once again found the back of the cage this time from Lauren Mincher for a 2-4 reach with 13:24 to go. Andrea Paraud scored at 9:36 for a 5-2 edge before App closed out Duquesne's first half scoring with an unassisted goal at 2:38. The Bison score again at 1:48 and with :03 ticking for a 7-3 edge at the break.
Madden opened the second stanza's scoring with an unassisted goal at 26:10 followed by Mulford's unassisted score at 17:12 for a 5-7 reach. Bucknell's Cora Preston found the back of the cage at 16:43 for an 8-5 cushion followed by Gallagher's score from Madden at 14:47 for an 8-6 game. Bucknell grabbed a 9-6 edge at 12:14 with an unassisted goal by Meredith Wright. Nearly seven minutes went by without a goal before Watkins scored at 5:36 and Mulford at 5:06 off a caused turnover to inch within an 8-9 reach. Paraud gave the Bison a 10-8 lead with her unassisted goal at 3:25, but the Dukes never gave up playing tenacious defense and having great ball control in the final minutes. Flocco hit two unassisted scores at 3:10 and 1:49 to knot the game at 10-10 and Mulford threw in the game-winner with :41 ticking. Shelley Rank played an excellent second half in goal stopping eight shots including what could have been the tying score with :08 ticking.
Duquesne held a 25-22 edge in groundballs while the teams were even in shots (25), draw controls (11) and turnovers (16).
The Dukes take to the road next weekend for a pair of Atlantic 10 contests at Saint Joseph's April 12 and La Salle April 13.