April 7, 2017
|| FINAL: MASON 17 - DUQ 9
TEAM RECORDS: DUQ (2-9, 0-3 A-10) // MASON (7-4, 3-0 A-10)
MASON STARTERS: Tangeman // Huzzard // Woods // Kelehan // Greer // McGovern // Sdanowich // Lorber // Semkiw // Lobaccaro // Warpinski // Morgan
DUQ STARTERS: McMinimee / Bradshaw / Petrosky / Dawley / Conway / Drotar / Blackburn / Gubler / Micho / Vacanti / Konieczny / Matthai
KEEPERS OF RECORD: DUQ: McMinimee (2-6) // MASON: Semkiw (2-0)
DUQ GOALSCORERS: Matthai (2) // DeHaven (1) // Vacanti (2) // Hart (2) // Dawley (1) // Buettner (1)
|| QUICK RECAP:
Haley Matthai, Jill Vacanti and Maddie Hart each scored a pair of goals for the Dukes, however the Duquesne lacrosse team would fall to George Mason 17-9 Friday afternoon on Rooney Field.
Kenna Gubler and Kaelin Shaw each recorded a team-high three ground balls and Rilee Bradshaw had a team-best three draw controls. Maddie Hart's three points and two goals were career highs, and Matthai recorded a career-best with her two goals. Emily McMinimee set a career high with 11 saves.
Alexa McGovern recorded a game-high four goals and Melissa Lobaccaro, Jordan Sdanowich and Brooke Lorber had three goals apiece for the Patriots.
1H: The Patriots opened the match scoring three unanswered goals by the 23:46 mark. Matthai's goal with 19:32 left put Duquesne on the board, cutting the Dukes deficit to 4-1. The teams would exchange goals, with DeHaven finding the back of the net with 12:27 remaining, bringing the score to 5-2. Back-to-back Vacanti goals by the 7:56 mark put the Dukes within one at 5-4. The Patriots would respond with four straight goals, extending their lead to 9-4 by halftime.
2H: Mason scored a pair of goals, before Hart would beat Patriots keeper Melissa Semkiw with 25:38 to go, bringing the score to 11-5. Two unanswered Duquesne goals by Dawley and Matthai made it a 12-7 game, however Mason would quickly answer with 9:35 left, to further extend their lead. Buettner would notch the final Duquesne goal of the match.
|| COACH EVANS QUOTE:
"Losing games is never easy. We showed glimpses of good things, but not enough to get the job done. It takes 60 minutes to win the game and we have yet to do this. Emily McMinimee fought hard in the net but in the end we need to be threatening consistently on both ends of the field."
|| UP NEXT:
The Dukes remain home to host Saint Joseph's (5-5, 1-1 A-10) on Sunday at 1 p.m. on Rooney Field.