Men's Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule
July 11, 2012
Duquesne men's soccer coach Jake Ouimet recently announced the 2012 schedule for his Dukes. They will open play on Friday, August 24 as they host Howard at 8:00 pm on Rooney Field in the first round of the Duquesne Invitational. This marks the earliest season-opener in program history.
The Dukes will also square off with Niagara in the DU Invite and Pitt will play the same two opponents in the tournament as well.
The Red and Blue will play a total of 19 contests, including nine on the friendly confines of Rooney Field, where they were 7-0-2 last season. Although Duquesne will not face Atlantic 10 newcomers Butler and VCU, they will play six first-time opponents in Howard, Penn State, Delaware, IPFW, California and Oakland.
Other non-conference foes include Robert Morris, Pitt and Cleveland State, all to be played at home.
In the league, DU will travel to Saint Joseph's, Temple, St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island and UMass while hosting Xavier, Dayton, Fordham and La Salle.
The season culminates with the Atlantic 10 Championship which will be played Nov. 8-11 in Charlotte.