Fourth-ranked Duke shut down UMBC in the second half on the way to routing the Retrievers, 17-4, yesterday in a women's lacrosse season opener for both teams.
The Blue Devils were dominant. They outscored the Retrievers 11-0 over the game's final 24:04 and won 19 of 23 draws. They never trailed after taking a 1-0 lead on sophomore Katie Chrest's goal just over a minute into the game.
Chrest, The Sun's 2002 All-Metro Player of the Year from Maryvale, finished with three goals and two assists.
Jen Dragoni scored three times for the Retrievers.
Duke 3 14 - 17
UMBC 1 3 - 4
Goals: D-Menser 4, Chrest 3, Broesler 3, Waagbo 2, Dirks 2, Laschinger, Walters, Sparks; UMBC-Dragoni 3, Fiorani. Assists: D-Waagbo 3, Chrest 2, Kickham 2, Dirks, Menser, Miller. Saves: D-Huether 6, Powenski 4; UMBC-Goldstein 12.