six goals from sophomore Tori Quinn,
including the game-tying and game-winning tallies, the Canisius women's
lacrosse team won for the fourth time in the last five games with an 11-9
overtime win over Duquesne University at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday
afternoon. The Golden Griffins improve to 4-3 on the season.
set a career high with the six goals, scoring four of the team's final five
goals on the day. Junior Maria Kotas
added four points (two goals, two assists), three caused turnovers and three
draw controls. Senior Morgan Leonard
recorded five caused turnovers and four groundballs while senior Lindsay Morgan had two goals and two
was a big character win. We made enough of the big plays, especially with our
top players executing their roles, at the end of the game to get a hard-earned
victory," Canisius coach Scott Teeter said.
"This was a great lacrosse game against a quality opponent. We have a quick
turnaround for Tuesday's game against Monmouth and can definitely build off
Duquesne (3-4) scored the first goal of the game just 27 seconds into the
contest, the Griffs tallied the next two scores, with Kotas and Morgan making
long runs at the net and finishing with goals to put Canisius up 2-1. The teams
traded the next four goals, with Kotas recovering her own shot off the post and
scoring to make it 4-3 Canisius. Canisius took the only two-goal lead of the
day when Quinn came around the cage and scored in the upper-right corner to put
Canisius up 5-3.
Dukes tied the game at 5-5 before Canisius reclaimed the lead on a favorable
bounce. The shot from Morgan hit off the goalie's stick and found its way
behind the line to put Canisius back up by one. Duquesne tallied the next two
goals to take its second lead of the day at 7-6. Canisius would get the next
two goals from Quinn on free-position shots to go back up 8-7. Duquesne got the
next two goals to go up 9-8 with 7:27 left. Quinn tied the game with 6:18
remaining when she came around the cage and scored for the fifth time in the
had a chance at the end of regulation when freshman Ashley Bull caught a pass while cutting to the net, but her shot
was saved by Duquesne goalie Kristen Gregory. The Griffs scored the only two
goals in overtime, with Quinn taking a pass from Kotas and getting her sixth of
the day to put Canisius up less than a minute into overtime. The Griffs got an
insurance goal from senior Meghan
McGunigle with 10 seconds left in the first overtime period when McGunigle picked
up a loose shot and scored to put the Griffs up by two.
Kayla Scully earned her third win of
the season by making eight saves.
continues its five-game homestand on Tuesday, when the Golden Griffins host
Monmouth. Game time at the Demske Sports Complex is set for 4 p.m.