Women's Soccer Loses Opener To SMU

Aug. 30, 2002

Final Stats

DALLAS, TEXAS - Duquesne University's women's soccer squad was topped by nationally ranked Southern Methodist University, 5-1, in the team's opener Friday night at SMU's Westcott Field.

DU sophomore midfielder Katie Schwager (Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) tallied the Dukes lone goal while senior goalkeeper Kristin Scharphorn (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) stopped 13 of the Lady Mustangs 18 shots on goal.

SMU (1-0, 0-0 WAC), ranked 24th in the nation in the NSCAA preseason poll, had the game well in-hand from the outset. SMU scored its first two goals in a span of under two minutes when Lauren Mussallem recorded her SMU first goal at the 27:24 mark. Sophomore Erin MacCallum followed up with a goal off a rebounded shot at 28:45.

Duquesne opened the second half scoring when Schwager connected on a penalty kick after being fouled in the box at the 52:31 mark. SMU came back with three goals in a span of nearly three minutes. Senior Tara Comfort scored at the 60:41 mark. Mussallem, a transfer from Portland, recorded goal number two at 62:22 off a long feed from senior Diana Kelm. Sophomore Jill Heinemann rounded out the Lady Mustang scoring at 63:32.

Duquesne got off five shots, scoring on one of the two that were headed for the goal. SMU took 28 shots and committed 17 fouls; DU was called for 15 penalties.

The Dukes (0-1, 0-0 A10) continue their trek in the Lone Star State Sunday afternoon when they take on North Texas of the Sun Belt Conference at noon central time.




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