Duquesne Men's Soccer Improves To 8-1-2
Oct. 12, 2003
Washington, D.C. - Duquesne University's men's soccer team improved their 2003 record to 8-1-2 overall, 3-0-1 in Atlantic 10 play with a 4-3 victory over George Washington Sunday afternoon at the Colonials' Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
In a rematch of last season's Atlantic 10 Championship Final, this time the Dukes came out on top of GW (4-8-0, 2-2-0) behind two juniors: Jason Sourbeer (Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin), who netted two goals along with an assist and Matt Mehler (North Versailles, Pa. / East Allegheny), who assisted on two goals. Freshman Noah Salsi (North Huntingdon, Pa. / Norwin) and sophomore Derek Freund (Glenshaw, Pa. / Shaler Area) also found the back of the net.
Sourbeer and Mehler teamed up for the first score when the Harrisburg native shot home a cross by goalie Zach Varga at the 7:57 mark of the game. GW tied the score about 10 minutes later when Frank Ambrosio headed in a cross past DU's freshman goalie Zach Varga. Ambrosio was set up by Fabio Andrade and Justin Evans.
The Dukes scored three consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead with about 25 minutes left to play. First Salsi scored off a cross from Steve Mellor (Langhorne, Pa. / Neshaminy / Appalachian State) at 25:46 of the first half. Then less than 15 minutes into the second half, Freund scored off a cross from the right wing by Sourbeer. Mehler also assisted on that goal. Soubeer gave Duquesne a three-goal edge at 4-1 with the clock showing 67:32 when he beat GW's defense and won the one-on-one with Biss.
The Colonials grabbed two markers within a five minute period when Jeremy Catlin scored off a cross from Sean Ross and Arnar Johannsson. Then Caitlin set up Andrade who beat Varga with a shot to the lower right corner at 78:28 for the final 4-3 margin.
Both Varga and Biss recorded five saves as the Dukes saw their total goals-against this season doubled to eight; the Spiders scored one goal and GW three this weekend. The Dukes, who entered this weekend sixth in all of Division I with a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 0.43, still have a GAA well under one goal/game at 0.71.
The Dukes return to campus on the Bluff for Homecoming weekend when they host Saint Joseph's (6-6, 3-1) on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:00 pm and Temple (7-2-2, 3-0-1) on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Both games will be at Rooney Field.