Duquesne Men's Soccer Improves To 8-1-2
Matt Mehler aided on two goals to lead the Dukes over George Washington
Matt Mehler aided on two goals to lead the Dukes over George Washington

Oct. 12, 2003

Box Score

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.


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