Flocco Leads Dukes To Fifth Straight Win
April 8, 2005
Richmond, Virginia - Duquesne University's women's lacrosse team extended their winning streak to five games with an 11-9 victory over Richmond at the Spiders' First Market Stadium Friday afternoon. Senior Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Plymouth-Whitemarsh) led the attack with four goals and one assist.
The Dukes improve to 7-2 and stay undefeated in the Atlantic 10 at 2-0 while Richmond falls to 2-7, 0-2 in league play.
Flocco's first two goals, both unassisted, followed by Tamasitis' free position shot at 9:37 gave Duquesne an early 3-0 lead. Kristen Habict got Richmond on the board 22 seconds later.
The Dukes scored three straight, first sophomore Jennifer Lorenze (Morgantown, WV / Morgantown) on a Flocco assist, an unassisted marker by senior Laura App and then Flocco's third score on an assist from junior Caroline Gallagher (West Chester, Pa. / Henderson) for a 6-1 edge with less than 10 minutes left in the half. The Spiders scored twice to cut the Dukes' halftime lead to 6-3.
UR's Caroline McGuire scored the first of her game-high five goals before five minutes had registered in the second half. But DU came on again as Mulford scored twice within 32 seconds at the nine minute mark to put DU up 8-4.
After three Richmond goals including two by McGuire cut the margin to 8-7, freshman Ashley Wood (Shaker Heights, Ohio / Shaker Heights) tallied on a free position shot. Four minutes later, Tasasitis put her second shot in the net off Wood's assist which gave DU a 10-7 edge with less than seven minutes to play.
McGuire tallied twice more in a ten second stretch to get Richmond again to within one, 10-9, at the 27:19 mark. But Flocco took over with an unassusted goal less than 40 seconds later for the final score of 11-9.
DU senior Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C.W. Baker / Vanderbilt) registered six saves in the win. Jackie Swansburg had eight saves for the Spiders.
Duquesne remains on the road for a Sunday afternoon match with George Washington (8-2, 2-0) in our nation's capital at 1:00 p.m.