March 22, 2011

Prince Nets Six as Duquesne Beats Bucknell

from press release

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Freshman Katelyn Miller (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh) scored a career-high four goals along with an assist and senior goalie Alyssa DeLorenz (Garland, Texas/Plano East) surpassed the 600-save plateau, but the Bucknell women's lacrosse team fell to a strong Duquesne team 15-9 on Tuesday at Graham Field. The Bison played a strong second half, but the Dukes built up enough of a cushion with a 10-goal first period.

Freshman Ali Carey (Clarksville, Md./Garrison Forest) scored three goals for her fourth hat trick of the season, and sophomore Adrienne Wendling (Bethesda, Md./The Bullis School) notched her first career goal for the Bison, who fell to 2-8 on the season.

Caitlin Prince tallied six goals and Katie Rekart three for Duquesne, which is now 5-2 on the season, with the only losses coming in close games to No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 19 Boston College.

Duquesne got out to a quick start, scoring three times in the first 2:25 of the game before expanding the lead to 5-0 nine minutes in. Wendling, formerly a starting defender now playing midfield, put the Bison on the board at the 20:00-minute mark on an 8-meter shot. Goals by Julia Braun (Tomkins Cove, N.Y./North Rockland) and Miller pulled the Bison within 7-3 later in the half, but three straight goals by Duquesne, including one from Prince with seven seconds left, made it 10-3 at the half.

The Dukes upped their lead to 12-3 early in the second, but from that point forward the Bison played one of their better 25-minute stretches of the season. Bucknell scored five of the next six goals and outscored Duquesne 6-3 the rest of the way.
 
Carey scored three times in that surge, twice on free-position shots and once off a feed from Madison Hurwitz (Holland, Pa./Council Rock). Carey's goal at the 11:54 mark pulled the Bison within five goals at 13-8, and they had some good chances to draw even closer after fouls against Duquesne inside the arc, but Liz Walker turned aside a pair of 8-meter shots.

Miller capped Bucknell's scoring with 2:29 left, putting back her own rebound, but the Bison could not get closer than five.

Both goalies were outstanding in this one. DeLorenz, who began the day leading the nation in total saves with 111, added 18 more to that total and became the fifth goalie in program history to reach the 600-save plateau.

Walker finished with 12 saves for Duquesne, nine coming in the second half. Duquesne finished with a 41-25 shot advantage, but the shots were 17 apiece in the second half after the Dukes had a 24-8 edge in the first half. Both teams had 13 draw controls and 13 ground balls. Bucknell committed 14 turnovers, while Duquesne had only eight.

The Bison return to action on Saturday, visiting Patriot League rival American at 1 p.m.


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