Dukes Pick Up First Win at CSU, 1-0
Sept. 5, 2004
Strongsville, Ohio - Duquesne senior Katie Schwager scored on a breakaway with 3:53 left as the Dukes upended Cleveland State, 1-0, Sunday night at Foltz Field. Freshman Audra Mathews quickly played the ball ahead to Schwager, who had slipped behind the defense. Schwager dribbled past Viking goalie Allie Zajaros and played the ball into the net from 10 yards out.
Sunday's win is the first for the Dukes in four games. Cleveland State is 0-4 this season.
The Dukes outshot the Vikings 29-2 with both of Cleveland State's shot coming in the first half. CSU's Zajaros set a school record with 13 saves.
In the 68th minute, CSU's Shayna Back was ejected from the game after aggressively stopping Duquesne's Erica Carey from racing past her towards a free ball that was over Back's head. The red card meant the Vikings had to play the final 22 minutes of the match short-handed as Duquesne kept play in CSU's half til the whistle blew.
The Dukes return to Pittsburgh for the home opener on Friday, September 10, 2004 against Niagara at 7:00 p.m. at Rooney Field.