Zach Hall leads the Dukes with eight shots on goal.
Sept. 11, 2017
| DUQUESNE MEN’S SOCCER GAMEDAY
||Wright State (2-2-1) at Duquesne (1-3-0)
|Date | Time
||Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. ET
||Rooney Field (2,200/Sportexe) | Pittsburgh, Pa.
|| A-10 Digital Network (free)
||Admission is free
Duquesne (1-3-0), returns home to face Wright State (2-2-1) on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. on Rooney Field. This is the first of back-to-back home games for the Dukes who host Navy on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Wright State leads the young series 2-0, with home wins in 2014 (1-0 in OT) & 2016 (3-2). This is the first meeting between the two in Pittsburgh. Last year, Duquesne scored twice in the second half (Zach Hall 61’ and Fredrik Borenstein 73’), but it wasn’t enough to overcome a three-goal first half deficit in the 3-2 defeat.
• Duquesne is 47-19-9 all-time - including a 14-4-1 mark under fifth-year head coach Chase Brooks - in nonconference games on Rooney Field.
• Brooks has led DU to Atlantic 10 Championship appearances in 2013, 2015 & 2016.
• The Dukes are 1-1 at home this season with a 5-0 home-opening win over Bloomsburg on Aug. 27 and a 3-1 loss to Marshall on Aug. 31.
• 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 made his first career start vs. Bloomsburg (59:36) and combined with Rissler (30:24) for the shutout. McKelvey has been in net for the past two games.
• Sophomores Zach Hall and Jallah Acqui lead the Dukes with five points each. Hall’s eight shots on goal are the team high.
• 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 host Navy on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The Last Meeting
September 5, 2016
@DuqMSoccer Comeback Falls Short
Duquesne scored twice in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a three-goal first half deficit in a 3-2 defeat at Wright State.