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Ohio Falls to Duquesne in Lacrosse Opener

Contact: Jim Stephan

2/25/2005

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    ATHENS -- Senior Kristen Gombeski (Finksburg, Md.) scored twice, but Duquesne’s Ginger Flocco tallied four goals – including the overtime game-winner – as the Dukes posted a 6-5 win over Ohio Friday afternoon at Pruitt Field. The match was the 2005 opener for the Bobcats, while Duquesne improved to 2-1.

    After playing scoreless for over seven minutes, the teams combined for four goals in just under four minutes. Gombeski tallied an unassisted goal 7:23 into the contest, but Flocco answered on a free position shot with 20:25 left in the period. The deadlock was broken just 59 seconds later on the first career goal by freshman Frannie Sullivan (Davidsonsville, Md.), assisted by Columbus’ Kelley Windle, another freshman. However, Flocco evened the game at 2 with an unassisted strike just 43 seconds later, then gave the Dukes a 3-2 advantage at intermission with a goal 4:59 before the break.

    Ohio tied the score with 22:54 left in regulation when Dana Dobbie (Guelph, Ontario) tallied her first goal of the season, but Duquesne retook the lead at the 19:06 mark on a free position goal by Kelly Mulford. Bobcat freshman Shannon Hadaway (Pasadena, Md.) made the score 4-4 with an unassisted goal at 15:46 before the game saw fireworks in the final minute.

    With just 56 seconds remaining, Krista Mann put the Dukes ahead after taking a Flocco pass at the top of the circle. Ohio needed just 12 seconds to answer and force the extra session when Gombeski tallied her second of the contest on a free position shot.

    The final tally came with just 16 seconds remaining in the first of two three-minute overtimes when Flocco converted a free position opportunity.

    Jamie Levy (Reistertown, Md.) had 10 saves in goal for Ohio, while Sarah Pacini made five stops in the Duquesne goal.

    “The girls played hard today, but we just came up a little short,” said head coach Kate Brew. “We had too many unforced error and not enough shots. Jayme came up big in goal for us and Allison Brennan made a couple of timely interception on defense.”

    Ohio returns to action Sunday when it hosts 16th-ranked Notre Dame at Pruitt Field. The match starts at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.