March 13, 2011

Dukes Drop Detroit with Strong Second Half

from press release

DETROIT – The Duquesne women's lacrosse team improved to 3-2 on the year with a 16-9 win over Detroit.

Haley Marafioti paced the Dukes on offense by scoring a game-high six goals. Katie Rekart added three goals, while both Meredith Dunn and Kelsey O'Donnell added a pair.

Corina Mahorn (Whitby, ON, Anderson CVI) led the Titans offensively with a four goal performance.

The Titans (0-4) jumped out to a 4-1 lead through the first ten minutes of action. Their offense would eventually stall out as the Dukes were able to score the final five goals of the first half to hold a 6-4 advantage at intermission.

The teams battled back and forth through the beginning of the second half. The turning point in the game once again came towards the end of the half as Duquesne secured their victory by scoring the final five goals of the game.

Mahorn had her best game of the season with four goals against the Dukes. Emily Boissonneault (Brooklin, ON, Donald A. Wilson Secondary) and Zaynib Hamze (Dublin, CA, Dublin) also got involved by scoring two goals. Sophomore Erin Campbell (Orangeville, ON, Orangeville District Secondary) rounded out the scoring for Detroit. She now has eight goals this season.

Marybeth Flanagan (Lansing, MI, Waverly) had a great first half with 10 saves. She ended the game with 13 overall. The Titans will return to action with a home contest against Niagara on March 18.

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