Women's Lacrosse Drops Duel at Duquesne, 15-14
April 4, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA - George Washington women's lacrosse scored four unanswered goals to even the game at 13-13 with 10:38 remaining, but Duquesne netted the game-winning goal with 5:34 left to down the Colonials, 15-14, in an Atlantic 10 match at Rooney Field Friday afternoon.
Trailing 13-9 with less than 20 minutes to play, sophomore Taylor Donohue and senior Laura Wunk each scored two goals in a span of one minute 48 seconds to help GW tie the contest, 13-13, with more than 10 minutes left.
Duquesne's Megan Frederick gave her team the lead for good with a goal 46 seconds later and Liz Fey scored the game-winner with 5:34 remaining to help the Dukes improve to 4-7 overall, 1-1 in conference play.
Senior Kristin Karcsh tallied her third goal of the game at the 4:39 mark, but the Colonials couldn't convert their lone shot attempt with 75 seconds to play to suffer their second straight one-goal loss and fall to 3-8 overall, 1-2 in league play. Three of GW's last five games against Duquesne have been one-goal losses.
Donohue scored back-to-back goals in a span of 58 seconds to give GW its final lead of the game, 7-6, with 5:03 left in the first half.
Duquesne's Kathleen McNish, who finished with eight points on three goals and five assists, scored a goal and assisted on three others during a 5-0 run which put the Dukes ahead for good.
Donohue led the Colonials with four goals, followed by Karcsh's three goals and an assist. Karcsh, who had two ground balls, added two draw controls to become GW's all-time leader in the category with 90.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Garman, who entered Friday's game ranked seventh in the nation with 111 total saves, made eight stops. Caitlin Carducci made four saves in the final 49 minutes in goal to earn the victory for Duquesne.
GW looks to snap its two-game losing skid at St. Bonaventure Sunday at 12:00 pm. The Colonials have won their previous two meetings against the Bonnies, including a 15-9 victory in an A-10 Championship semifinal game last May.