Lacrosse Defeats First Place Massachusetts 15-14 in Sudden-Victory Overtime
April 17, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - Katie Rekart scored with three seconds left in the first overtime period and then followed that with the game-winner sudden-victory overtime as the Duquesne lacrosse team upset first place Massachusetts, 15-14, on Friday afternoon.
With the victory, the Dukes (8-8, 3-3 A-10) have won two matches in a row and stay alive for the fourth and final playoff spot in the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship.
Caitlin Carducci made a game-high 14 saves for DU.
Duquesne jumped out to 5-2 advantage before UMass scored the final seven goals of the first half. The Dukes would recapture the lead at 9-7 after scoring the first four goals of the second half.
The contest would see three more ties in regulation as the Minutewomen's Meghan Reddy converted on a free position shot with 1:39 remaining to send the match into overtime with the score deadlocked at 12-12.
The first overtime remained scoreless until UMass found the back of the net twice in the periods final 20 seconds.
Colegrove cut the Minutewomen lead to a goal at 1:29 of the second overtime. Rekart followed with a goal with just three seconds to play to send the match into sudden-victory overtime.
Rekart scored their third goal of the match with 64 seconds remaining to end the UMass five-game winning streak and keep DU's post-season hopes alive.
Duquesne will conclude the regular season on Sunday afternoon when they host Temple. Match time is 1:00 p.m.