Hurricanes Fall 3-0 to No. 23 Duke

Oct. 27, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – On a night when Miami celebrated the final home game for four seniors – Alex Alford, Julie Brooks, Kristen Chapman and Kristen Kenney – the Hurricanes could not fend off 23rd-ranked Duke, falling 3-0 Friday night at Cobb Stadium.

The Blue Devils (9-6-2, 5-3-1 ACC) used a pair of first half goals, including the eventual game-winner by KayAnne Gummersall in the 31st minute, to hand Miami (8-9-1, 1-8-1 ACC) the loss in UM’s regular season finale.

Despite being out-shot by a total of 19-to-4 on the night, the Hurricanes managed to get off three shots on goal, including a pair of second-half attempts by Courtney Alexander and Rachael Rigamat, but could not penetrate the Blue Devil net.

Gummersall’s goal was followed-up upon in the 38th minute when teammate Darby Kroyer sneaked a shot by UM keeper Lauren McAdam, who fell out of position attempting to block a previous shot by Duke Elisabeth Redmond.

Duke added a third goal in the 85th minute on goal by Lauren Tippets, who knocked down a rebounded shot off the crossbar by teammate Katie Roark.