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Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Tie With Detroit
Damien Pottinger
 
Damien Pottinger
 

Sept. 7, 2002

Box Score

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO -- Duquesne University's men's soccer team (#9 NSCAA Mid-Atlantic) played to a 1-1 double overtime tie with the Detroit Titans Saturday afternoon at Bowling Green's Diadora Classic.

Junior Damien Pottinger (Scarborough, Ontario / Mother Theresa) scored the lone Duquesne goal. Senior Terry McNelis (Reading, PA / Exeter Twp.) recorded eight saves.

Detroit (2-0-1) took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half when senior Eris Tafaj got a shot past McNelis with 26:12 on the clock. Pottinger knotted the score at 1-1 at 72:31 off assists from senior John Bechke (Strongsville, OH / St. Ignatius) and junior Jason Kutney (Freehold, NJ / Freehold Borough). McNelis stopped two Detroit shots in the final 17 minutes of regulation.

McNelis grabbed a save in each overtime period to preserve the point for the Dukes. Detroit lost two players because of red card violations, including its starting goalkeeper, after halftime.

The Dukes return to action Sunday when they face host Bowling Green (0-3-0) at 3:00 pm in the final match of the Diadora Classic. The Falcons were defeated by St. Francis (PA) (1-2-0) in Saturday's nightcap by a 4-1 score.

 

 

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