Dukes Take Aggies 13-5 in Lax Action
April 15, 2005
The Duquesne women's lacrosse team upped its record to 9-2 overall with a 13-5 non-conference win over visiting UC-Davis Friday afternoon on Rooney Field. The win is the seventh-straight for the Red & Blue who return to Atlantic 10 play this Sunday hosting Massachusetts. UC-Davis falls to 6-5 on the season.
Senior Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) led all scorers with four goals while senior Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) added three scores and two assists for five points. Freshman Ashley Wood (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) and junior Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) added two goals each. Sarah Pacini, the A-10 Co-Player of the Week, went the distance in goal stopping six shots and scooped-up six groundballs.
The Aggies were led by Katie McMahon and Tiffany Lee with two goals each.
The game began with 13 minutes of scoreless play before Flocco put the Dukes on the board at 12:59 with a feed from App and hit an unassisted goal three minutes later for a 2-0 edge 15:00 into play. McMahon's free position goal at 17:28 put the Aggies on the scoreboard and she knotted the game a 2-2 in the 20th minute on an unassisted goal forcing the Dukes to take a timeout. The huddle worked as the Red & Blue fired off two goals in :25 from Flocco and App for a 4-2 edge at 22:03. Mulford found the back of the cage from App a minute later for a 5-2 lead, but UC-Davis' Kaitlin Moore got the visitor to a 3-5 reach at 25:48. Duquesne would see Flocco score once and Wood twice to end the period and give the Dukes a 7-3 edge at the break.
The Dukes dominated the second frame out-scoring Davis 6-2 for the 13-5 final. App opened the stanza with goals in the fourth and fifth minute before Krista Mann took the feed from Wood is the sixth minute for a 10-3 Duquesne advantage. Jennifer Lorenze and Mulford hit unassisted goals in the 9th and 20th minutes for a 13-3 lead. Tiffany Lee ended the game with two unassisted goals for the Aggies in the 24th and 29th minutes for the 13-5 final.
Kristen Braasch and Hilary Harkins both saw time in front of the UC-Davis cage. Braasch allowed 12 goals and five saves in 40 minutes while Harkins let just one shot go by and posted seven saves in 20 minutes of action.
Duquesne out-shot UC-Davis 34-12and had a 31-19 edge in groundballs.
The Dukes broke into the Top 20 this week on womenslacrosse.com taking the 20th slot after sweeping a pair of A-10 matches last week.