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Big Second Half Lifts Canisius Over Women's Soccer 2-0
The Dukes fell to Canisius 2-0 on Friday
 
The Dukes fell to Canisius 2-0 on Friday
 

Sept. 14, 2012

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PITTSBURGH - Canisius' Brianna Smith's goal in the 52nd minute broke a 0-0 tie and the Katie Griffin added an insurance goal six minutes later to lead the Griffins to a 2-0 win over the Duquesne women's soccer team on Friday night at Rooney Field.

After playing a scoreless first half, Canisius had the first chance to strike in the second half when Smith was stopped by a diving Ashley Szalwinski in the 48th minute. Two minutes later, Morgan Herbert had a chance in the box, but could not handle the cross.

On the next possession, Kelli McMahon's found Smith at the 20-yard line. Her long shot found the left side of the net to put CC up 1-0. In the 58th minute, Brooke Bandazian's header was punched out by Szalwinski, but Griffin took the header past the Dukes' keeper to make the score 2-0.

Keeper Megan Tock made 10 saves for Canisius (2-6-0) and Szalwinski eight for Duquesne (2-5-1). The Dukes outshot the Golden Griffins 19-14 and had eight corner kicks to CC's four.

The Dukes hit the road for a Sunday afternoon match at Kent State. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.


Duquesne vs. Canisius

Team
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2
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Duquesne (2-5-1)
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0
0
Canisius (2-6-0)
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