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Lacrosse Pushes Past Duquesne in A-10 Quarterfinals

by | Apr 28, 2022

The Wildcats fought back to defeat Duquesne. [screenshot from ESPN+]

 

AMHERST, Mass. – The Davidson lacrosse team fell behind 6-0 during the 2022 Atlantic 10 quarterfinals, but shut out the Duquesne Dukes over the final 30 minutes of play to pull away with the 10-7 victory. 

Duquesne wasted no time on Thursday morning, scoring in the first 90 seconds of play and blasting out to a 6-0 lead from six different goal scorers. 

The Wildcats finally found the twine at the 10:38 mark, as Julianne Careydumped in a high feed from Grace Fahey, followed by two more strikes from Lauren Arkell and Gianna New, which cut the deficit in half, 6-3.

With 3:12 to go in the first half, the Dukes furthered the distance with another goal, but the ‘Cats continued to claw back with Arkell striking off a free-position shot in the final seconds of the frame to make it a 7-4 game.

Coming out of the break, Davidson netminder Amanda Monahan made six of her seven saves to blank the Dukes in the third quarter, allowing the Wildcats to pull back within one, 7-6. 

Finally, with 8:03 to go in regulation, Carey closed the gap for good off a hot feed from New out of the endline, while senior Emily Weld scored the eventual game-winner off a solo drive towards the crease.

With the 8-7 lead, and just one minute left, the ‘Cats struck twice more — from Fahey and New — to seal the deal on the 10-7 victory.

Overall, Duquesne outshot the Wildcats 29-22, while Carey had a game-high five points, followed by four from New, and Arkell added a hat trick. New grabbed five draw controls, and sophomore Brynn Jones had three caused turnovers.

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With the win, the Wildcats advance to the league’s semifinal round, set to take on top-seeded UMass Friday at 11 a.m.

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