Meghan Frederick started the Dukes off on the right foot with an unassisted goal at 28:19.
St. Bonaventure's Keri Vito tied the score 1-1 with an assist from Samantha Cavallaro at 24:04. Senior Ashley Wood answered back to give the Dukes a 2-1 lead with a goal assisted by Frederick.
Cavallaro pushed back for the Bonnies and scored with an assist from Vito at 21:41 to tie the score 2-2.
Duquesne's Frederick helped the Dukes regain the lead once again with a goal at 18:58 making the score 3-2.
Molly Hastrich, the Bonnies leading scorer for the game, had a free position shot at 17:17 in the first half to tie the game 3-3.
During the next two minutes of action, Sarah Cates and Frederick had back-to-back goals to give the Dukes their largest lead of the game 5-3 over the Bonnies.
The score was tied once again 5-5 when the Dukes allowed two goals by St. Bonaventure's Hastrich at 13:20 and Danielle Drabin at 11:14.
Duquesne regained the lead again with a goal from Alicia Krause assisted by Rekart and then two minutes later with a Rekart goal assisted by Frederick to pull the Dukes over the Bonnies 7-5.
The Dukes led at half-time despite a goal by St. Bonaventure's Christine Hanley at 5:45 in the first period.
An offensively minded St. Bonaventure team came out after halftime with back-to-back goals from Vito and Hastrich to make the score 8-7.
Then at 20:01, Rekart's goal tied the game for the sixth time. Quickly, St. Bonaventure's Emily Kane scored and the Bonnies went up 9-8 over the Dukes. Within thirty seconds of Kane's goal, Duquesne's Rekart tied the game once more 9-9.
The game remained tied until Wood scored with an assist from Frederick to make the score 10-9 Dukes at 17:21 in the second period. Frederick had a game-high with three assists.
For the next seven minutes, St. Bonaventure controlled the tempo of the game with three unanswered goals and a two point lead over the Dukes 12-10.
Finally, Rekart came back with a goal at 10:04 to put the Dukes back within one point.
A Hanley goal was quickly forgotten when Wood and Janna Faulkner teamed up to score the next two goals of the game to tie the score 13-13.
St. Bonaventure's Hastrich seemed to have ended the game to push the Bonnies over the Dukes 14-13 with a goal at 3:37. Then, with only three seconds remaining in the contest, Sarah Cates carried the Dukes into overtime with a goal to tie the game 14-14.
In overtime, Rekart scored her fifth goal of the game with an assist from Wood to put the Dukes back on top 15-14.
St. Bonaventure's Hastrich scored her sixth and final goal with 2:32 remaining in the contest to tie the game 15-15.
With only 1:17 remaining in overtime, Duquesne's Cates scored on a free position shot and the Dukes never looked back again with a final score of 16-15 over the Bonnies.
Duquesne will continue with their Atlantic 10 Conference play in Amherst, Mass. on Friday, April 17 at 3:00p.m. where they take on the Massachusetts Minutewomen.
- Duquesne and St. Bonaventure tied in two statistical categories with nine saves and eighteen ground balls for each team.
- Caitlin Carducci grabbed her second win of the season with nine saves in the win over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies Monday afternoon.
- During the 2008 Duquesne lacrosse season, the Dukes defeated the Bonnies 10-9 in overtime on April 11 in Olean, N.Y.
- Duquesne is now 2-3 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.