Late Goal Spoils @DuqMSoccer Upset Attempt
Sept. 12, 2015
FINAL: #12 Oregon State 3, Duquesne 2
TEAM RECORDS: Duquesne 1-2-0 // Oregon State 4-0-0
DUQUESNE STARTERS: #1 Frymier (GK), #3 Phillips, #6 Vieira, #8 Healion, #15 Essig, #16 Merrifield, #17 Kaye, #22 Alescio, #24 Hellstroem, #25 Seidu, #26 Fegley
OREGON STATE STARTERS: #1 Wirth (GK), #2 Tweeton, #4 Markey, #5 Dotson, #6 van Berkom, #7 Velasco, #8 Smith, #9 Mueller, #10 Doholis, #11 Small, #16 Brill
KEEPERS OF RECORD: Frymier (0-2-0) // Wirth (4-0-0)
GOALS: Jones (OSU) 27'; Phillips (DUQ) 28'; Jones (OSU) 50'; Phillips (DUQ) 59'; Mueller (OSU) 89'
QUICK RECAP: Timmy Mueller scored off a rebound of his own penalty kick in the 89th minute to give #12 Oregon State a 3-2 win over Duquesne in the opening round of the Duquesne Invitational on Rooney Field. Duquesne, which was looking for its first win over a ranked team, tied it on Colin Phillips' second goal of the night in the 59th minute. Mueller, who finished with four shots, was fouled in the box setting up the game-winner. His initial shot was stopped by Duquesne's Sam Frymier, but the ball ricocheted back to Mueller who put it in the back of the net. The Dukes battled to the final horn as Phillips had a header go wide right with 25 seconds left. Jordan Jones, who finished with a pair of goals, scored off his own miss to give Oregon State a 1-0 lead at the 27 minute mark before Phillips took a pass from freshman Noah Mehta and scored a short right side goal to tie it less than two minutes later. The goal was the first surrendered by OSU keeper Nolan Wirth, who opened the season with three-straight 1-0 wins. The half ended with the game tied at 1-1. OSU went up 2-1 when Jones took a drop pass from Don Tchilao and rocketed a shot from the right side to the upper right corner in the 50th minute. Phillips once again answered when Wirth came far from the goal to punch the ball out, only to see Phillips gather it in and chip it from 27 yards away into an empty net. OSU's Mikhail Doholis drilled a shot off the left post with just under 12 minutes left and Frymier made a big save on a Mueller shot from point blank range with just under six minutes to go to keep the game deadlocked. Mueller was fouled after taking in a long pass on the left side of the box with 1:05 showing on the clock. OSU outshot the Dukes 12-4 and had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks. Phillips was credited with three shots. Frymier had six saves for DU. The Dukes were without head coach Chase Brooks, who received a red card in DU's previous game vs. Marshall.
DUQUESNE ASSISTANT COACH Bryce Cooper: "You couldn't ask for more from the guys from an effort standpoint. Everyone gave everything they had. Guys were exhausted at the end of it. It showed we're good enough to play with anybody in the country, and the guys really believe that. It was right there for us. Oregon State is a good side, but our effort and intensity was there from start to finish.""
EARLIER TODAY IN THE DUQUESNE INVITATIONAL: Jake Lagania scored on a penalty kick in the 98th minute to give Cleveland State (1-3) a 2-1 overtime win over Cornell (0-3) in the first game of the Duquesne Invitational. The goal was the first of the season for the Vikings sophomore. Gianluca DiFranco found the lower right corner of the net from 10 yards out in the 30th minute to give CSU a 1-0 halftime lead. Cornell's Jonathan Cullom tied it when he took a pass from Chris St. Germain and beat keeper Nick Ciraldo to tie it in the 59th minute. Ciraldo had one save in recording his first win of the season.
SUNDAY'S DUQUESNE INVITATIONAL MATCHUPS