April 13, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse suffered a heartbreaking, 8-7 triple overtime loss to Duquesne, Friday, April 13 at Finnesey Field. Jessica Westlake scored two for the Hawks while Jontell Lyons played a standout game on defense.
SJU was first on the board, scoring less than two minutes into the game. Ashley Brennan netted the goal for the Hawks off a pass from Kristina Jaggers. Duquesne quickly answered back with two goals of its own to take the lead. A goal by Lindsey-Kate McCool evened the score and Westlake's tally put the Hawks in front 3-2. Abby Renninger added to SJU's lead with 8:03 left in the first half. Brennan assisted on the play. The Dukes earned a free-position opportunity that found the back of the net with 3:04 left in the half to put Duquesne within one going into the break.
The Dukes evened up the score early in the second half and took a one-goal lead at 17:13. Jenna Martino recorded a goal for the Hawks, making it 5-5. Duquesne notched another goal but Saint Joseph's was able to answer back with just under 7:00 minutes remaining in regulation. Westlake scored her second of the game with an assist by Martino for the tally. A goal by Christina Colangelo regained the lead for the Hawks with 4:58 to play. With just 10 seconds on the clock, Duquesne's Meghan Fredrick was able to squeeze the ball past goalkeeper Suzy Herlihy to send the game into overtime.
Despite each team registering four shots a piece in the first two overtime periods, the 7-7 tie stayed intact and play started for the third overtime period. 2:25 into the third overtime, the Dukes earned yet another 8m shot. Kathleen McNish did not waste the opportunity and finding the back of the net, sealed the victory for the Dukes.
The Hawks fall to 4-6 on the season and 0-3 in Atlantic 10 play. The win was Duquesne's first in the conference moving them to 1-1 in the A10 and 6-6 overall. Saint Joseph's picked up 11 ground balls for the day. Herlihy, staying true to form, made 13 saves in the contest.
Saint Joseph's returns to action Tuesday, April 17th against Lafayette. Game time is set for 7:00pm and will be played at Finnesey Field.