Dukes Bow to Falcons in Season Opener
Head Coach James Walker looks to bounce back from the team's season opening loss.
Head Coach James Walker looks to bounce back from the team's season opening loss.

Aug. 27, 2004

Box Score

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Duquesne women's soccer team suffered a 7-3 loss at Bowling Green Friday evening in a mutual season opener at BGSU's Cochrane Field. The game was the nightcap of the first day's action of the Falcon Classic. The contest, originally slated for 4:00 pm, was delayed till 5:52 p.m. The day's first game was suspended for two hours by lightning and a second lightning alert near the rescheduled 5:00 p.m. start further postponed the kick-off.

Four newcomers led the Red & Blue, who return to play Sunday vs. Eastern Michigan at 11:00 am.

The Dukes trailed 3-2 at the half with scores from freshmen Audra Mathews (Cincinnati, Ohio / Saint Ursula Academy) and Faye Rasmussen (Westlake, Ohio / Magnificat). Junior Elizabeth Riggs (Candor, N.Y. / Candor Central), an Akron transfer, assisted on Mathews' marker.

Another frosh, Kelly Reed (South Park, Pa. / South Park), concluded the Dukes' scoring, hitting DU's only goal in the final frame. Sophomore Virginia Bondi (Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville) recorded eight saves on 15 shots on goal.

Bowling Green was led by senior Kristy Coppes who netted six of the Falcon's seven goals, setting a school and Mid-American Conference record.

In the Classic's opening match, Eastern Michigan defeeated Pittsburgh by a 2-1 score. Bowling Green and Pitt will meet at 2:p0 pm Sunday in the final Classic contest.




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