The Dukes, who have been idle since Aug. 31, return to action at Bucknell on Saturday afternoon.
Sept. 8, 2017
| DUQUESNE MEN'S SOCCER GAMEDAY
||Duquesne (1-2-0) at Bucknell (1-2-0)
|Date | Time
||Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. ET
||Emmitt Field (1,250/grass) | Lewisburg, Pa.
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Duquesne (1-2), idle since a 3-1 loss to Marshall on Aug. 31, heads to Lewisburg, Pa. to face Bucknell (1-2) on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4:00 p.m. This is the second road game for the Dukes, who opened the season at Saint Francis U on Aug. 25 (L, 2-4).
Duquesne leads the series 2-0-1, including a 3-2 overtime win on Sept. 13, 1998 in the Dukes’ last - and only - trip to Bucknell. This is the first meeting since a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Rooney Field on Sept. 8, 2007.
• This is the 23rd season for the Duquesne men’s soccer program.
• DU is in its fifth season under head coach Chase Brooks. Brooks has led the Dukes to Atlantic 10 Championship appearances in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
• Bucknell is 1-1 at home with a 1-0 opening day overtime loss to St. Bonaventure (Aug. 25) and a 1-0 win over Saint Francis U (Aug. 27). The Bison are coming off a 3-0 loss at Stetson on Sunday. Bucknell outshot Stetson 18-10 (including 6-5 in shots on goal) in the defeat.
• DU’s seven returning starters include: grad student D Cody West (18 games/18 starts), sophomore F Zach Hall (18/17), junior D/M Ian Larson (17/16), senior M Fredrik Borenstein (18/15), junior M Noah Mehta (17/11), sophomore D/M Ryan Landry (16/11) and senior M/F George Poppas (18/10).
• Duquesne returned 13 of its 16 goals scored last season (DU benefitted from one own goal) in the form of Borenstein (3), Larson (2), Landry (2), Hall (2), junior M Austin Stout (2), sophomore F Jallah Acqui (1) and junior M/F Olav Hovstad (1).
• DU also returned its top five point-getters from last season in Borenstein (nine points, 3g/3a). Landry (seven points, 2g/3a), Larson (six points, 2g/2a), Hall (five points, 2g/1a) and Stout (four points, 2g).
• Borenstein leads the team in career points (26), goals (9) and assists (8). He has three career game-winners.
• Borenstein (52g/34 starts) and senior George Poppas (41g/12starts) were DU’s two most-experienced returnees in terms ot total games played entering the season.
• The Dukes, who are looking to replace goalkeeper Evan Kozlowski who posted nine shutouts in starting all 18 games last season, opened the season with sophomore Scott Rissler in net. It was Rissler’s first Division I game. Sophomore Robbie McKelvey got the start vs. Bloomsburg (59:36) and combined with Rissler (30:24) for the shutout. McKelvey was in net for the 3-1 loss to Marshall.
• Sophomore Zach Hall had a goal and assist in the season opener at Saint Francis U. Fellow sophomore Jallah Acqui added the Dukes’ other goal.
• Acqui added a second goal vs. Bloomsburg.
• Hall and Acqui lead the Dukes with five points each.
• Freshman Tyrese Edwards came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals vs. Bloomsburg. Edwards, who logged 37 minutes, scored in the 76th and 78th minute. The Brampton, Ontario native took a team high six shots, including a team-most four on goal.
• Duquesne’s five goals vs. Bloomsburg tied its high under Brooks set in a 5-0 win at St. Bonaventure on Oct. 12, 2014.
• DU’s four first-half goals this season are three more than it had in the first half of 18 games last year.
• Graduate student Cody West and junior Olav Hovstad are the team captains for 2017.
The Dukes return home to face Wright State on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. on Rooney Field. Admission for all DU home matches is free.