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DUKE SCORES FINAL ELEVEN GOALS OF THE GAME TO OUTLAST UMBC WOMEN'S LACROSSE, 17-4
The Blue Devils never trailed, as Katie Chrest gave the visitors a 1-0 just into the game and they extended the lead to 3-0 on scores by Katie Laschinger and Kristen Waagbo into the contest. But UMBC got on the board as senior attacker Jen Dragoni scored an unassisted goal at the mark of the first half, and the game remained at 3-1 at intermission.
Duke opened the lead up to 6-2, but UMBC scores by Kelly Fiorani and Dragoni, on a free position shot, cut the deficit to 6-4 with 24:04 remaining. But the Blue Devils asserted themselves on draw controls, winning 19 of 23 in the game, and freshman reserve attacker Michelle Menser scored four times in the 11-0 run to gain the victory.
Menser (4g, 1a), Chrest (3g, 2a) and Waagbo (2g, 3a) all scored five points for the Blue Devils. Reserve Corinne Broelser scored three goals and Kristy Dirks added 2 goals and 1 helper for Duke. Starting netminder Megan Huether made 6 saves, while allowing 4 goals, and reserve Sheila Powenski stopped all 4 shots she saw in the Duke net.
Dragoni led UMBC with 3 goals. Starting netminder Jena Goldstein made 12 saves, while allowing the first 15 Duke scores in 51:09 of action.