Dukes Earn A-10 Championship Berth with 3-0 Win Over VCU
Nov. 10, 2013
Duquesne's men's soccer team clinched a spot in the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 blanking of VCU on Rooney Field. The Dukes earned the 6-seed in the eight-team tourney and will face the third-seeded Rams again on Thursday at 2:00 in the opening quarterfinal round at Dayton.
""I'm very excited for the guys, we worked extremely hard all season and got the results we needed this weekend to secure a berth in the A-10 Tournament," said head coach Chase Brooks. "The guys worked their butts off today against a very tough team and now it's time to turn around and start to prepare to play them again in just a few day's time."
That score held for the majority of the second stanza before Gomez found Chris Alescio in the 88th minute for an insurance goal. Karter Sell then took a pass from Thomas de Villardi with 43 seconds remaining and tapped it into an empty net to put it out of reach.
The Dukes outshot the Rams, 21-11 and held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Sam Frymier made four saves in posting his seventh shutout of the season.