Duquesne Outlasts GW, 9-8, in Overtime
Dukes End Colonials Winning Streak
April 10, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Duquesne's Laura App scored an unassisted goal with 1:02 to play in overtime to give the Dukes a 9-8 victory over the GW women's lacrosse team (9-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) on Sunday, April 10 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The loss ended GW's five-game winning streak and spoiled the Colonials' bid for their best-ever start to the conference season.
With game tied at seven in the extra period, senior Heidi Mayer scored on a pass from classmate Meghan McDonough to put the Colonials in front, 8-7, at the 61:31 mark. The Dukes (8-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) evened the match 1 minute and 13 seconds later when Caroline Gallagher one-timed a Ginger Flocco pass by GW goaltender Emily Fortunato. App found the back of the cage at 64:58 to give Duquesne a one-goal margin. The Dukes won the ensuing draw control, but GW sophomore Laura Hostetler forced a turnover to give the Colonials possession of the ball and a chance to tie the game. A shooting space violation on Duquesne gave McDonough a free-position chance with 27 seconds left, but her shot went wide and a shot by senior Jenny Heisler with six seconds left was stopped by the Dukes' keeper Sarah Pacini.
The Colonials trailed, 7-5, midway through the second half, but junior Annie Howley scored consecutive goals, including one off a feed from freshman Kristin Karcsh to force overtime. Howley finished with four goals in the contest, matching her career high set earlier this season versus Davidson.
McDonough also contributed three points for the Colonials (1g, 2a) and had five ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers.
GW allowed two goals in the first 1:11, but scored the next four to claim a 4-2 margin at 15:50. Duquesne's Kelly Mulford tallied consecutive goals four minutes apart to square the game at 4-4 at the half.
Dukes' standout Ginger Flocco netted a free-position score at 33:07, but McDonough answered for the Colonials at 38:06 to tie the game again. Flocco and App each scored free-position goals to put the Dukes in front, 7-5, at 44:16.
Flocco paced Duquesne with five points (3g, 2a) and App and Mulford each scored twice. Flocco and Mulford each recorded two caused turnovers and Flocco notched four ground balls. Pacini made 13 saves in the cage for the Dukes, including eight in the second half and overtime.
The game marked the sixth one-goal match for the Colonials this season. They are 5-1 in those games.
GW will continue the A-10 portion of its schedule when it hosts Saint Joseph's at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15.