Lacrosse Earns First A-10 Regular-Season Title
Senior Becca West hit three of her four goals in the first half to help DU defeat La Salle
Senior Becca West hit three of her four goals in the first half to help DU defeat La Salle

April 30, 2004

Box Score

The Duquesne women's lacrosse team ended its regular season with a 15-7 Atlantic 10 victory over visiting La Salle Friday afternoon on Rooney Field. The win is DU's sixth straight and puts the squad at 13-3 overall 6-1 in the Atlantic 10. The victory gives Duquesne a share of the A-10 regular-season championship title with Temple (9-7, 6-1). The Dukes earn the overall No. 1 seed in the A-10 Tournament (May 7-8) as they are the only team to defeat the Owls this season. It is Duquesne's first regular-season title in the sport's six-year Atlantic 10 history.

Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and Becca West (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) led the game with four goals each while Laura App (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) added three goals and an assist. Sarah Pacini (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) stopped 11 shots on the day. Rebecca Boudwin and Nicole Sunderland led La Salle (3-12, 0-6) with two goals each while keeper Brittany Friedrich had 10 saves.

The Dukes opened the game taking a 4-0 lead in the first five minutes with back-to-back unassisted goals from App and an unassisted score and free position goal by Mulford. Jennifer Lorenze (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown) netted goals in the eighth and 26th minutes while West hit three goals during a three-minute span for a 10-0 lead over the Explorers. Tiffany Grossi put La Salle on the board at 27:20 and Sunderland wrapped-up the half with a goal from Grossi at 29:58 for a 10-2 Duquesne lead at the break.

Courtney Tamasitis (Boyertown, Pa./Boyertown) gave DU an 11-2 edge with an unassisted goal at 1:02 in the second half, but La Salle hit three unanswered scores for a 5-11 reach at 11:20. Duquesne would see goals by Mulford (11:51 & 21:44), App (13:06) and West (15:53) for a 15-5 advantage. La Salle ended the contests hitting a free position goal at 24:27 and an unassisted score at 28:08 for the 15-7 final.



The Dukes out-shot the Explorers 34-24 for the game.

Duquesne and Temple are the only two teams which have locked a spot in the A-10 Championship series. The four-team bracket will be decided and announced after the remaining teams conclude the A-10 season this Sunday evening.


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