DU Lax Defeats 1st-Place UMass in OT, 15-14

AMHERST, Mass. - Katie Rekart scored with three seconds left in the first overtime period and then followed that with the game-winner sudden-victgory overtime as the Duquesne lacrosse team upset first place Massachusetts, 15-14, on Friday afternoon.

Box Score

With the victory, the Dukes (8-8, 3-3 A-10) have won two matches in a row and stay alive for the fourth and final playoff spot in the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship.

Three Dukes scored three times in Rekart, Sarah Cates and Cailin Colegrove. Meghan Frederick and Liz Fey added a pair of goals while Ashley Wood and Alicia Krause added goals.

Caitlin Carducci made a game-high 14 saves for DU.

Duquesne jumped out to 5-2 advantage before UMass scored the final seven goals of the first half. The Dukes would recapture the lead at 9-7 after scoring the first four goals of the second half.

The contest would see three more ties in regulation as the Minutewomen's Meghan Reddy converted on a free position shot with 1:39 remaining to send the match into overtime with the score deadlocked at 12-12.

The first overtime remained scoreless until UMass found the back of the net twice in the periods final 20 seconds.

Colegrove cut the Minutewomen lead to a goal at 1:29 of the second overtime. Rekart followed with a goal with just three seconds to play to send the match into sudden-victory overtime.

Rekart scored their third goal of the match with 64 seconds remaining to end the UMass five-game winning streak and keep DU's post-season hopes alive.

Duquesne will conclude the regular season on Sunday afternoon when they host Temple. Match time is 1:00 p.m.


In order to make the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship, Duquesne must defeat Temple on Sunday AND George Washington must lose to La Salle

If both Duquesne and George Washington win, each team will finish 4-3, but GW owns the tie-breaker via their head-to-head win.


                   Conference  Overall 
                   W L PCT.    W L  T PCT. 
Massachusetts      5 1 .833    8 7    .533 
Saint Joseph's     5 1 .833    9 6    .600 
Richmond           4 2 .667    5 11   .312 
Duquesne           3 3 .500    8 8    .500 
George Washington  3 3 .500    4 11   .267 
Temple             2 4 .333    3 11   .214 
La Salle           1 5 .167    4 10   .286 
St. Bonaventure    1 5 .167    7 9    .438 

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