PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Behind a seven-goal game from senior captain Molly Hastrich, the St. Bonaventure women’s lacrosse team held strong to beat Duquesne 18-14 on a sunny Thursday afternoon.
The Bonnies are now on a two-game streak in conference play and are now 2-1 in conference play and 6-5 on the season.
Hastrich paced the Bonnies with seven goals while sophomore Danielle Drabin and junior Christine Hanley each tallied three each.
The Dukes started off strong with a 4-2 lead in the first five minutes of the contest. Casey Dank and Cailin Colegrove scored two goals in less than two minutes to put the Dukes up 6-2 at the 13:16 mark.
St. Bonaventure opened up a 7-0 run to take a 9-6 lead into halftime. Sophomore Elizabeth Demara and freshman Tiffany Raskopf scored two goals within 38 seconds of each other before Hastrich netted back-to-back goals to tie it at 6-6 with less than four minutes in the first. Consecutive goals from Drabin and a security goal from Kristi Tamasitis ended the half.
Duquesne’s Rekart and Frederick once again delivered for the Dukes with a combined three goals in three minutes of action, bringing the Dukes back within one at 14-13 with 12:46 left in the second.
The Brown and White pulled ahead by four goals twice in the second half before three goals gave St. Bonaventure the final go ahead for the game as the Bonnies held Duquesne scoreless for 10 minutes and 33 seconds through the end of the second.
The Bonnies take a short break before heading to Niagara University to make up the game originally scheduled for February 28. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
*Stats are not available at this time.