Lacrosse Takes George Washington in A-10 Action
April 16, 2004
The Duquesne lacrosse team improved to 9-3 overall, 3-1 in the Atlantic 10 with its 17-10 victory over visiting George Washington Friday afternoon. The loss is the first A-10 fall for the Colonials (7-6, 3-1) who stood first in the Conference standings entering the contest.
Freshman Courtney Tamasitis (Boyertown, Pa./Boyertown) led all scorers with a personal-best six goals followed by juniors Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) and Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) with four goals each. Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) went the distance in goal recording 13 saves on 25 shots.
George Washington was led by Jamie Lee with four scores and Colleen Schmidt with two goals.
The Colonials scored first in the 4th minute as Lee took a feed from Jenny Heisler, but the Dukes answered with an unassisted score from App (12:04) and a Tamasitis goal from Meredith Williams (12:19) off a GW turnover for a 2-1 edge. Laura Hostetler notched her lone goal of the game at 18:42 to even the score, but Duquesne rattled off four unassisted goals to end the period and take a 5-2 edge at the break.
Duquesne upped its lead to 8-3 eight minutes into the second half before the Colonials inched within a 6-9 reach at 13:39. Williams broke a five-minute scoring drought for the Dukes with a goal from Jen Lorenze at 14:01 and would finish the contest scoring two goals to each GW goal for the 17-10 final.
The win is the third-straight over the Colonials for Duquesne who will next host Richmond this Sunday, April 18, at 1:00 pm on Rooney Field.
Tamasitis' six goals are the third-best single-game performance is Duquesne history. Flocco tied her own single-game Duquesne mark winning eight draws in the contest. Kristina Rohall led the defensive play with four caused turnovers and added two ground balls.