Cadoux Anchors Duke for Upset Victory over Northwestern


No. 20 Duke upset No. 13 Northwestern 9-8 thanks to a 10-save performance from sophomore goalie Gabbe Cadoux.

Behind a 10-save performance from sophomore goalie Gabbe Cadoux, No. 20 Duke secured its first Top 20 win of the season over No. 13 Northwestern, 9-8. Cadoux made three of those saves in one minute during the Wildcats’ final possession with under 2:30 to play to maintain the one-goal lead.

“Our defense and Gabbe were outstanding today,” said Blue Devils coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team overall just played great team defense today. To hold a team like Northwestern to eight goals is really a great feat for a group that’s relatively new and really young.”

After Duke’s hot start, leading 6-2 at halftime with two goals from freshman attacker Charlotte North, Northwestern fueled a comeback off Selena Lasota’s unassisted tally to open the second period.

The Wildcats went on a 5-1 run featuring two Lasota goals, including one scored off an intercepted pass on a failed Duke clear, and a game-tying score from Claire Quinn.

Knotted 7-7 at the 12:01 mark, senior Grace Fallon scored Duke’s go-ahead goal off a Maddie Crutchfield assist, followed by a game-clincher from North, assisted by Mary Markwordt.

North finished the day with a hat trick, tying Fallon for a team-high three points. Junior Olivia Jenner led in the midfield with eight draw controls.

Lasota led the Wildcats with three goals, while goalie Julie Krupnick had 11 stops.

Syracuse Wins First Road Game Against Oregon

In its first road test of the season. No. 3 Syracuse emerged victorious against Oregon, 17-11, thanks to three-point efforts from freshman Molly Carter and senior Taylor Gait. Carter had two goals and one assists, while Gait recorded a hat trick.

The Orange jumped to an early lead with four goals in the first seven minutes, two from Nicole Levy and one each from Mary Rahal and Neena Merola.

While the Ducks finished the half with back-to-back tallies from Mariah Gattie and Shannon Williams, who led the Pac-12 squad with four and three goals respectively, Syracuse saw two more three-goal runs to lead 12-6 at the break.

Oregon played toe-to-toe with the Orange in a 5-5 second half, opening with a three-goal run of its own for a five-goal run spanning both periods. But Syracuse responded with four straight goals, including two from Carter. Gait scored the final tally of the game.

Syracuse won the draw battle 16-14, but it was an even 17-17 fight in ground balls.

Games of Note

  • Marie McCool tied her career high with seven goals on just eight shots in North Carolina’s 23-4 win over Liberty. Freshman Jamie Ortega scored five goals on seven shots.

  • Four players recorded hat tricks for Notre Dame in its 21-7 win over Stetson – Andie Aldave (3G, 2A), Savannah Buchanan (3G, 3A), Katherin Enrietto (3G) and Nikki Ortega (4G).

  • Four players also tallied hat tricks for James Madison in its 21-9 victory over UConn at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. – Hanna Haven (5G, 2A), Elena Romesburg (5G, 1A), Haley Warden (3G, 2A) and Kristen Gaudian (3G).

  • In a redo of Saturday’s snow game between Towson and Georgetown, the Tigers secured a 21-13 win thanks to a team-best seven goals and eighth points from Emily Gillingham. Kaitlin Thornton added six points and Kaitlyn Montalbano tallied five points.

Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Top 20 Scoreboard

No. 3 Syracuse 17, Oregon 11
No. 8 James Madison 21, UConn 9
No. 9 Towson 21, Georgetown 13
No. 11 North Carolina 23, Liberty 4
No. 16 Notre Dame 21, Stetson 7
No. 20 Duke 9, No. 13 Northwestern 8

Other Scores

Cal 18, Mercer 8
Cincinnati 12, Winthrop 10
Davidson 18, Furman 8
Drexel 14, Iona 9
East Carolina 15, Gardner-Webb 14
Marquette 15, Kennesaw State 10
Michigan 14, Canisius 3

Division III

Mary Washington Upsets Washington and Lee

After trailing by one at halftime, No. 14 Mary Washington outscored No. 5 Washington and Lee in the second half to secure a 12-11 upset victory.

The Eagles kicked off the second period with a three-goal run for a two-goal lead thanks to the attacking duo of Julia Albert and Hope Lockwood. Albert scored the first goal and then assisted Lockwood on the next two.

Washington and Lee’s Mimi MacCowatt tied the game 9-9 on a free position shot at the 17:46 mark, but Mary Washington responded with back-to-back goals five minutes later for a lead that never disappeared.

The Generals outscored the Eagles 2-1 in the final 10 minutes, but their last-minute effort wasn’t enough to overcome the comeback.

Holly Hudson and Lockwood each tallied hat tricks for Mary Washington. Paige Childers had a team-best five draw controls.

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