Dukes Win Fourth-Straight Taking SJU 11-9
April 25, 2004
The Dukes' women's lacrosse team took an 11-9 Atlantic 10 victory over visiting Saint Joseph's (6-5, 1-4) Sunday afternoon on Rooney Field. Down 4-3 at the half, Duquesne (11-3, 5-1) out-scored the Hawks 8-5 in frame two en route to their fourth-straight victory. It was Senior Day for the Dukes as DU's Department of Athletics honored Kerry Goessling, Kristina Rohall and Becca West prior to the game. The Dukes, who have a four-game winning streak, have won 10 of their last 11 games.
Four Dukes found the back of the cage twice in Ginger Flocco, Kelly Mulford, Laura App and Courtney Tamasitis. App and Flocco each added an assist to tie the team lead with three points. Flocco and App each won five draws as well while Tamasitis scooped-up five groundballs.
Kerry O'Connell and Kristin Teklinsky led Saint Joseph's with three goals each. Keeper Courtney Huff boasted 17 saves on the day to lead the game.
West opened the game with a free position goal just :50 into play before the Hawks went on a 4-0 scoring drive to take a 4-1 edge with 12:35 off the clock. Duquesne saw an end to a 21-minute scoring draught as Kelly Shaw scored a free position goal at 21:16 followed by a Tamasitis goal from Flocco at 22:49 for the 3-4 half time score.
After a 30-minute lightening delay, the Hawks' Megan Gresh scored on a free position shot for a 5-3 cushion, but the Dukes came on strong getting goals from Jennifer Lorenze, App and Flocco over a the next two minutes for a 6-5 lead for the Red & Blue. SJU even the contest at 6-6 as Teklinsky hit an unassisted goal at 9:10, but DU followed that up with three scored (Flocco, Mulford, App) for a 9-6 advantage in the 17th minute. The Hawks closed the game to a 9-8 reach with back-to-back goals at the 21:29 mark, before Mulford's insurance goal at 23:01 gave DU a 10-8 edge. O'Connell netted her final goal of the game at 25:14, but Tamasitis scored from App at 25:40 for the 11-9 final.
The Dukes out-shot the Hawks 39-15 for the contest and won 15 draws to SJU's eight.
Duquesne returns to play this Wednesday, April 28, as they travel to Ohio State for a 6:00 pm non-conference bout.