Bonnies Defeat Duquesne In A-10 Tilt
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - Janelle Taylor headed in the game-winner off the foot of freshman Brittany Charles in the 63rd minute to lift St. Bonaventure to a 2-1 victory over Duquesne Saturday afternoon at McGraw-Jennings Field.
Charles recorded the first point of her collegiate career to snap the tie and help St. Bonaventure (6-5-2, 1-1-1 Atlantic 10) earn its first conference win of the season.
After a slow first half, the action and pace of play picked up in the second. Just 62 seconds into the final stanza, Courtney Hoenicke sent a cross in to Molly Curry, who shielded a defender on her back and scored her team-leading third goal of the year. The tally also snapped a span of 298:18 in which the Bonnies had not scored dating back to the first half of the Colgate game.
Five minutes later, Duquesne (2-9-1, 1-2) put home a rebound off a long shot to tie the game. Duquesne junior Paige Maroney put an attempt on target from 35 yards out that was deflected wide of the net to the waiting feet of classmate Morgan Herbert.
Junior netminder Jennifer Andrews made four saves in her third consecutive start to preserve the victory.
NOTES: Several athletes from the Special Olympics enjoyed the game and afterwards participated in a free soccer clinic with the team ... Steve Campbell and Jason MacBain shared on-site administrator duties ... faulty athletics representative Dr. Denny Wilkins was also in attendance ... three yellow cards were issued in the game ... The Dukes pulled starting goalie Devon Tabata in the 66th minute ... SBU had an 11-2 corners advantage.