Dukes Win Opener At CSU
Sept. 1, 2002
CLEVELAND, OHIO - Duquesne's men's soccer team opened the 2002 season with a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon over Cleveland State at the host's Krenzler Field.
The scoreless game was ended when substitute Andrew Bell headed in the winning goal off a corner kick from sophomore Derek Mackenzie at the 83:25 mark of the second half. Senior goalkeeper Terry McNelis stopped the only shot the Vikings put on goal to record his first shutout of the season. This upped his school record to 25.5 career shutouts.
McNelis, the 2002 preseason All-Conference goalie, is a three-time All-Conference choice as well as the 2000 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Last year he registered 4.5 shutouts, had a 1.04 goals against average and posted an .819 saves percentage. He currently ranks first in five of the six Duquesne goalkeeping records categories.
The Dukes outshot Cleveland State (1-1, 0-0 Horizon League) 17-6 with eight of those attempts headed for the back of the net.
Duquesne (1-0, 0-0 A10) next will take on Detroit and host Bowling Green at the Diadora Classic next weekend. The Dukes open the event with a 1:00 p.m. match on Saturday, September 7, 2002, with the Detroit Titans (2-0, 0-0 Horizon League).