Dukes Lacrosse Remains Undefeated in A-10 Play
April 17, 2005
The Duquesne women's lacrosse team upped its record to 10-2 overall and a spotless 4-0 mark in Atlantic 10 play after a second-half surge gave the Dukes a 13-10 win over visiting Massachusetts Sunday afternoon on Rooney Field. Down 4-6 at the half, the Red & Blue used two four-goal scoring sprees to overtake the Minutewomen. Senior Ginger Flocco (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) led the Dukes with three goals while senior Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), junior Caroline Gallagher (West Chester, Pa./Henderson) and sophomore Courtney Tamasitis (Boyertown, Pa./Boyertown) each netted two scores.
Kathleen Typadis led the Minutewomen and the game with four goals, three of which were free position shots. The loss puts UMass at 4-9 overall, 1-3 in A-10 play.
Tamasitis hit the first of her two free position goals just :29 into play to put the Dukes on the board, but Typadis answered with a free position score of her own at 2:31. App's unassisted goal in the 3rd minute gave the Red & Blue a 2-1 edge, but UMass ripped off four unanswered goals for a 5-2 edge midway through the first period. Gallagher ended a 20-minute scoring drought for the Dukes with an unassisted goal in the 24th minute and Flocco's unassisted goal in the 28th minute inched DU to within a 4-5 reach. Samantha Sepulveda hit the frame's final goal with just :19 remaining for a 6-4 UMass advantage.
The second frame began with five minutes of scoreless play before Jeanette Villapiano put UMass on the board for a 7-4 edge 5:33 into the stanza. After winning the draw, Flocco hit a fast break goal :22 second later to spark a four-goal Duquesne scoring spree. Alison Smith scored from Tamasitis in the 7th minute while App notched an unassisted goal in the 15th and Kelly Mulford nailed the free position shot in the 18th minute to knot the game at 8-8 wit 12 minutes of play to go. Typadis hit her fourth score of the game for a 9-8 UMass edge a minute later, but Flocco once again sparked a four-goal Dukes' drive. She notched the tying goal with 8:44 remaining before Jennifer Lorenze scored from Gallagher with just :23 off the clock giving the Dukes a 10-9 edge. UMass keeper Lauren McCarthey was called for a foul giving Tamasitis an empty cage free position goal with 6:35 remaining for an 11-9 advantage. Freshman Ashley Wood hit an insurance goal in the 24th minute for a 12-9 Duquesne lead. Keeper Sarah Pacini blocked a free position shot in the 27th minute, but Villapiano scooped up her rebounded miss and fired in a goal for a 10-12 reach. Gallagher tossed in an unassisted goal in the final seconds to secure the win and give DU the 13-10 final.
Duquesne out-shot UMass 16-6 in the second frame alone and 30-18 for the game. UMass held a 19-17 edge in groundballs and the Dukes won 15 draws to the Minutewomen's nine.
The Dukes close out their home schedule this Friday, April 22, as they host defending A-10 Champions and 17th-ranked Temple in a 3:00 pm contest on Rooney Field.