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O'Connor ties goals record; Dukes beat George Mason for 4th straight win

From Duquesne University athletic department reports/photos
The Duquesne women’s team continued its strong run of play, with a three-goal second half en route to a 3-2 win over George Mason at Rooney Field on Thursday night.
After a scoreless first half, the Dukes opened up the scoring on a Casey Aunkst on a penalty kick in the 59th minute, then moments later, junior Katie O’Connor would tie the school record with her 21st career goal, followed by former Beadling and Hickory High School standout Lauren Bell‘s tally in the 76th minute
George Mason rallied for a pair of goals in the final ten minutes from Niomi Serrano and Nia Elbeck, but the Dukes held on to improve its overall record to 8-3-2 overall and , 4-1 in conference play.

With the win, the Duquesne women’s soccer class of 2017 – Veronique Dagenais, Malea Fabean, Linnea Faccenda, Amber Fichter, Emilie Larsen, Delaney Reiff and Jorden Thornton – are now the winningest in program history.
The Dukes return to action on Sunday, traveling to North Carolina to take on Davidson. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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