Herbert's Late Goal Lifts Women's Soccer to 2-1 Win Over Cleveland State
Morgan Herbert scored the game-winner on Sunday

Sept. 23, 2012

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PITTSBURGH - Morgan Herbert took a long pass from Michelle Mooren and found the back of the net off a header in the 85th minute to break a 1-1 tie and led the Duquesne women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field.

With the win, the Dukes improve to 4-5-1 and surpass last season's victory total. The Vikings fall to 3-7-0.

Duquesne got on the board just 38 seconds into the match as Caroline Lacy rebounded a Paige Maroney shot past CSU keeper Sarah Wood.

Cleveland State, who were held to five shots in the first half, had a chance to get on the board in the 19th minute when an open Vickie Havas was stopped by a diving Devon Tabata on the right side. The Vikings had another chance in the 31st minute when Tabata made a finger tip save off a Valerie Stahl free kick. Brittany Koester's header on the rebound went wide.

Kahli Hale almost added to the Duquesne lead in the 35th minute after taking a pass from Maroney, but Wood challenged and broke up the play before Hale could get the shot off.

The Dukes would take the 1-0 lead into halftime.

The Dukes kept the pressure on in the second half as a Maroney shot in the 41st minute hit the bottom of the crossbar and the Vikings defense headed the ball out of danger. In the 50th minute, Wood once again foiled a Dukes scoring chance when she challenged Lacy on a long pass from Maroney.

CSU finally got on the board in the 81st minute when Havas took a header off a Samantha Sarmento cross to make the match level at 1-1.

However, the tie would only last four minutes as Herbert's header proved to be game-winner for the Dukes.

This match ends non-conference play. Duquesne opens the Atlantic 10 schedule on Sept. 28th when they visit Fordham. The next home match will be on oct. 5th against Saint Joseph's, which is the Dukes' spotlight game.

Cleveland State at Duquesne

Cleveland State (3-7-0)
Duquesne (4-5-1)




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