Dukes Shutout St. Francis, 6-0
Junior Erica Carey recorded her first career hat trick.
Junior Erica Carey recorded her first career hat trick.

Sept. 17, 2004

Box Score

The Duquesne women's soccer team upped its record to 3-4-0 with a 6-0 shutout over visiting St. Francis (1-5-0) Friday night on Rooney Field amidst a downpour from remnants of Hurricane Ivan. Junior Erica Carey (Wilmington, N.C./J.T. Hoggard) notched her first career hat trick, and just the sixth in Duquesne history, with three scores to paced the Red & Blue. Freshman Audra Mathews (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) added two goals and tied the team's lead with two assists for four points.

Faye Rasmussen (Westlake, Ohio/Magnificat) added a goal while Ashley Stelmak (Broadview Hts., Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) assisted on two goals and Cynthia Kaylor (Centreville, Va./Centreville) added an assist. Keepers Virginia Bondi (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) and Rachel Gecik (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake) split time in goal to post the Dukes' second shutout of the season.

Carey put the Dukes on the board at 13:53 with an assist from Mathews before 17 minutes of scoreless play passed. Freshman Faye Rasmussen took a give from sophomore Ashley Stelmak and hit the right back corner of the net after finding the SFU keeper wide left in the box. Stelmak took a shot in the 41st minute that ricocheted off the keeper and bounced back her way, which set up Carey's second goal of the night at 41:45. Duquesne held a 3-0 lead at the half and out-shot the Red Flash 12-3.

Mathews hit two of the team's three goals in the second frame chipping in a loose ball past the keeper at 74:11 before heading in a long give from Stelmak who had set up the ball from a St. Francis foul at the 35-yard line at 78:35. Freshman Cynthia Kaylor set up the final score passing the ball to Carey who's shot bounced in off the bottom post for the hat trick at 85:09.

The Dukes out-shot the Red Flash 23 to 6 on the night and held a 4-2 edge on corner kicks.

Duquesne's six goals are the most they have scored in a match since a 6-1 win, also over St. Francis, on Oct. 30, 1997. The team's record is nine goals vs. Robert Morris back in 1995. The win also snapped a two-match losing skid to the Red Flash.



The Dukes return to play this Sunday as they host Canisius in a 3:00 pm non-conference bout on Rooney Field.

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