Dukes Win Thrilling Overtime Match Over SBU, 4-3
Oct. 19, 2013
Kadeem Pantophlet took a through pass from Simon Gomez and scored three minutes into overtime as Duquesne won its Atlantic 10 home opener over St. Bonaventure, 4-3 in a heated, exciting match Saturday night on Rooney Field.
In a contest that featured eight yellow cards, a red card and three lead changes, the Dukes were able to come up with a goal in the waning seconds of regulation to tie the contest and the game-winner in the extra period.
Bona opened the match's scoring in the eighth minute on a blast from Brad Vanino to take the early lead. In the 38th minute, the Red and Blue tied the score as Colin Phillips headed in a direct kick from Thomas DeVillardes for a 1-1 halftime score.
Eleven seconds into the second stanza, Filip Velasevic took a through pass from Gomez and Arnaud Cesarini to take Duquesne's first lead. The Bonnies however knotted the game at 2-2 in the 72nd minute as Vanino scored on a direct kick from the right side of the field into the top left corner of the goal. SBU's Emmett O'Connor gave the lead back to the Bonnies just two minutes later on a penalty kick for a 3-2 SBU lead.
However, in the 77th minute, St. Bonaventure's O'Connor was waved his second yellow card of the contest, resulting in a red card and a SBU one-man disadvantage, resulting in a Duquesne one-man advantage for the remainder of the game.
The Dukes took advantage just 19 seconds before the end of regulation as Austin Lange fired a shot from 30 yards out that escaped the hands of SBU keeper Jeremy Figler to send the match into extra time.
The Red and Blue took advantage of the momentum in the 93rd minute as Pantophlet scored the game-winner.
The Dukes outshot the Bonnies, 19-10 despite SBU's 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Dukes return to action on Friday, Oct. 25 as they travel to Dayton for a 7:00 pm contest.