Dayton Downs @DuqMSoccer in 89th Minute
Oct. 3, 2015
FINAL: Dayton 2, Duquesne 1
TEAM RECORDS: Duquesne 2-6-1, 0-1 // Dayton 6-4-1, 1-0
DUQUESNE STARTERS: #28 Kozlowski (GK), #2 West, #3 Phillips, #8 Healion, #10 Mehta, #12 Rochowski, #15 Essig, #21 Walbert, #22 Alescio, #24 Hellstroem, #34 Drevitch
DAYTON STARTERS: #25 Saliba (GK), #4 Abubakar, #5 Frasca, #10 Bojang, #11 Haupt, #13 Bates, #16 Amankona, #17 Sendin, #21 Lightner, #24 Schoonderwoerd, #35 Emery
KEEPERS OF RECORD: Kozlowski (1-2-0) // Saliba (5-3-1)
GOALS: Borenstein (DUQ) 31', Haupt (DAY) 67', Sendin (DAY) 89'
QUICK RECAP: Carlos Sendin headed in a deep through ball in the 89th minute to give hard-charging Dayton a 2-1 win over Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 opener for both schools played on Rooney Field. The win, which was the Flyers' sixth in a row over the Dukes, upped UD's record to 6-4-1. DU dropped to 2-6-1. Duquesne took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Colin Phillips broke down the left side and found Fredrik Borenstein for a one-timer from eight yards out. DU's Chris Alescio had a chance in the 44th minute, but his shot from near the top of the box rolled wide right. Dayton's top scoring chances in the half came in the 11th minute when a drive from Michael Frasca sailed right. In the 16th minute Lalas Abubakar shot a low liner from near the top of the box that DU keeper Evan Kozlowski dove to his left to save. Dayton outshot the Dukes 10-5, including 2-1 on goal, in the opening 45 minutes. Dayton tied it on a rocket from 30 yards out off the foot of James Haupt that found the upper right corner of the net in the 67th minute. The Flyers were dominant in the second half, outshooting the Dukes 22-4. Kozlowski finished with seven saves, including five in the second half. DU's top scoring chances in the second half came in the 63rd minute when two Dayton center backs miscommunicated and Alescio got to the ball near the top of the box with Dayton keeper Justin Saliba charging from the net. Alescio got his foot on the ball which rolled slowly toward the goal just wide left. Bryan Fegley also took advantage of a missed UD touch and was stopped by Saliba on a hard shot from just inside the box in the 65th minute. Dayton, which outshot DU 32-9, finished with nine shots on goal, to two for Duquesne.
DUQUESNE HEAD COACH CHASE BROOKS"The A-10 is a tough league, you have to play every minute and every second of every game. You take one minute off and the ball will end up in the back of your net. Our team has to reflect on it tonight and wake up tomorrow morning and be ready to take on a tough La Salle team. Every game matters, every minute matters, we've just got to bring it from here on out."
NEXT UP: Duquesne heads to Philadelphia for an Atlantic 10 match-up with La Salle on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m.