Jack Bessey and the Dukes welcome Saint Louis Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2017
| DUQUESNE MEN’S SOCCER GAMEDAY
||Saint Louis (2-5-1, 0-1) at Duquesne (3-6-1, 1-0)
|Date | Time
||Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. ET
||Rooney Field (2,200/Sportexe) | Pittsburgh, Pa.
|| A-10 Digital Network (free)
||Admission is free
Duquesne (3-6-1, 1-0), which opened Atlantic 10 play with a 3-1 home win over La Salle on Saturday, welcomes conference foe Saint Louis (2-5-1, 0-1) to Rooney Field on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4:00 p.m. Click here for up-to-date Atlantic 10 standings.
Saint Louis leads the overall series 9-0, including a 4-0 advantage in games played on Rooney Field. This is the first meeting between the two since a 1-0 SLU win in St. Louis on Oct. 17, 2014. This is the first game in Pittsburgh since a 2-0 Billikens win on Oct. 27, 2013. Five of the nine meetings have been decided by 1-0 scores, and all but two have been one goal affairs.
• Duquesne is 61-37-10 all-time - including a 9-6-2 mark under fifth-year head coach Chase Brooks - in Atlantic 10 games on Rooney Field.
• Brooks has led DU to Atlantic 10 Championship appearances in 2013, 2015 & 2016.
• The Dukes are 3-2 at home this season with a 5-0 home-opening win over Bloomsburg on Aug. 27, a 2-1 victory over Navy on Sept. 16 and a 3-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 30.
• Saint Louis, which was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, is 1-0 on the road. The Billikens’ lone road game was a 1-0 win at Marquette on Sept. 9.
• The Billikens played a very challenging nonconference slate which included four home games vs. ranked teams (#8 Syracuse, #22 Michigan State, #2 Wake Forest and #5 Stanford). SLU went 1-3 in those games with a 2-0 win over Stanford. Saint Louis also faced Marquette and traditional powers Akron and Denver in non-league play.
• SLU is coming off a 3-1 loss to UMass at home on Saturday. SLU scored on a Lennart Hein penalty kick in the seventh minute, only to see the Minutemen tie it 10 minutes later. UMass scored in the 17th, 36th and 68th minutes. Hein’s goal was his team-high fourth of the season.
• Saint Louis has scored seven goals and surrendered 14 in eight games.
• Duquesne got a goal and assist from Jason Twum in its 3-1 A-10-opening win over La Salle. Twum (27’), freshman Zion Beaton (70’) and Jallah Acqui (83’) were the goal scorers for the Dukes. Robbie McKelvey’s seven saves were his second-highest total of the season.
• Eight players have scored for the Dukes, led by sophomore Zach Hall, senior Jason Twum and sophomore Jallah Acqui with three goals each. Hall and Acqui are tied for the team lead with eight point apiece.
• Hall leads the team in shots (29) and shots on goal (15). Austin Stout is second with 15 shots and Ian Larson third with 13. Tyrese Edwards is second to Hall in shots on goal with six (of nine total shots).
• Edwards, a freshman, came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals on Aug. 27 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 in that game.
• Twum, who was scoreless in his first 37 games at DU, has scored three times in the Dukes’ past five games.
• The Dukes have replaced goalkeeper Evan Kozlowski, who posted nine shutouts in starting all 18 games last season, with sophomore Robbie McKelvey. DU opened the season at Saint Francis U with sophomore Scott Rissler in net. It was Rissler’s first Division I game. McKelvey made his first career appearance in a start vs. Bloomsburg (59:36) and combined with Rissler (30:24) for the shutout. McKelvey has been in net for the past eight games.
• Duquesne’s five goals vs. Bloomsburg (Aug. 27) tied its high under Brooks set in a 5-0 win at St. Bonaventure on Oct. 12, 2014.
• Graduate student Cody West and junior Olav Hovstad are the team captains for 2017.
The Dukes hit the road for Atlantic 10 games at Massachusetts (Oct. 7 at Noon) and at Davidson (Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m.).
The Last Meeting
October 17, 2014
St. Louis, Mo.