Dukes Win Fifth Straight, Top La Salle, 7-4
April 13, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Duquesne's lacrosse team improved theur 2003 season record to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the Atlantic 10 with a 7-4 triumph at La Salle, the Dukes fifth straight win and seventh victory in the last nine cotests, Sunday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium. After a deadlocked 3-3 halftime score, the Dukes virtually shut down La Salle's offense in the second half to gain the win. La Salle fell to 2-10 overall and 2-3 in the Atlantic 10.
Sophomore Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, PA / Plymouth-Whitemarsh) led the Dukes with four goals and an assist as the Red and Blue stopped the Explorers two-game winning streak. Flocco was named to this past week's womenslacrosse.com weekly honor roll after scoring nine goals in the Dukes' wins over Ohio U. and Bucknell.
Duquesne's Lauren Mincher, a senior from Annapolis (MD) HS, took a pass from another Baltimore area player, freshman Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, MD / Towson), to net the first goal of the game after 7:30 of play. It took close to 10 minutes before La Salle evened the score when sophomore Amy Juhasz (Limerick, PA / Spring Ford) drove to the goal and landed a shot past Duquesne goalkeeper sophomore Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, NY / C.W. Baker) with 12:43 remaining in the half.
Flocco scored the first of her four goals of the afternoon on a free position shot with 8:16 left to put the Dukes on top 2-1. La Salle scoring leader Kim Emrich (Ellicott City, MD / Centennial) capitalized on a Kristen Davis (Folsom, PA / Ridley) setup to tie the score at 2-2 with 7:18 remaining.
Kate Henwood (Glen Mills, PA / Garnet Valley) went to the goal for an
unassisted goal with 6:58 left to give La Salle a 3-2 lead. Flocco took the
draw and ran in for a Duquesne goal just 11 seconds later to tie the game at 3-3
going into the break.
Duquesne's defense shut down the La Salle offense for much of the second half and in turned up its offensive game. Sophomore Laura App (Silver Spring, MD / Our Lady of Good Counsel) took advantage of a La Salle foul to score with 23:43 left on a free position shot. Then with 15:57 remaining, Flocco completed her hat trick on her second free position goal of the afternoon. Five minutes later, she scored again to put the Dukes up 6-3.
After being held scoreless for more than 31 minutes, junior Jen Blaney (Babylon, NY/St. Anthony's) broke La Salle's scoring silence off a pass from Henwood. Duquesne freshman Caroline Gallagher (West Chester, PA / Henderson) scored with 4:09 left with the help of Flocco to post a final score of 7-4.
La Salle goalkeeper Lianne Dictor (Sea Cliff, NY/Northshore) tallied eight saves in the game, including five in the second half. Pacini registered 11 for Duquesne.
The Explorers 24 fouls of the game helped Duquesne to three goals on four free position attempts. Duquesne committed just 14 fouls in the contest.
The Red and Blue return to action on Thursday, April 17, when they host Temple (7-5, 3-0 A-10) at 1:00 p.m. on Rooney Field.