Robbie McKelvey had six saves for the Dukes.
Oct. 21, 2017
Pierce Williams’ goal in the 54th minute was the difference as George Washington (8-6-2, 5-2) turned back Duquesne (3-11-1, 1-5), 1-0, in Washington, D.C. Thor Arne Hofs stopped seven shots in posting the shutout for GW. DU’s Robbie McKelvey was credited with six saves in a losing effort.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Jason Twum, who finished the game with four shots - all on goal - put one on net just :46 into the match.
• DU had a 4-3 edge in shots in the opening 15 minutes.
• Hofs had four saves for GW in the first 28 minutes.
• George Washington’s Koby Osei-Wusu’s chip set up Williams for the game’s lone goal - a tap-in - in the 54th minute.
• Duquesne was forced to play a man down for the final 4:40 after Erik Espinoza Jr. was sent off in the 86th minute.
• The teams finished with seven shots on goal each. Twum had four and Zach Hall, Fredrik Borenstein and Ryan Landry had one apiece for the Dukes.
• Duquesne had three corners, to two for GW.
• McKelvey had four of his six saves in the second half for Duquesne.
STAT OF THE GAME
George Washington has yet to surrender a goal in four Atlantic 10 home games.
DUQUESNE HEAD COACH Chase Brooks
"I thought our guys worked hard, and stuck to the objectives of the game. We had our opportunities early, but we were unable to capitalize on our moments. Anytime that happens, especially playing on the road, you leave yourself susceptible. We will now focus our efforts to Senior Day and finishing the season strong."
The Dukes return home for a Senior Day match-up with Dayton on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.