George Poppas is one of five final-year players who will be recognized prior to Saturday's match.
Oct. 27, 2017
| DUQUESNE MEN’S SOCCER GAMEDAY
||Dayton (7-7-2, 4-2) at Duquesne (3-11-1, 1-5)
|Date | Time
||Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. ET
||Rooney Field (2,200/Sportexe) | Pittsburgh, Pa.
|| A-10 Digital Network (free)
||Admission is free
Duquesne (3-11-1, 1-5) welcomes Dayton (7-7-2, 4-2) for a Senior Day match-up on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. This is the final regular-season home game for the Dukes who will recognize final year players Fredrik Borenstein, George Poppas, Nigel Seidu, Jason Twum and Cody West in a pregame ceremony. Duquesne is currently battling for a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship (top eight qualify), while Dayton enters Saturday’s game in fifth place in league play. Click here for up-to-date Atlantic 10 standings.
Dayton leads the series 11-7-1, but Duquesne holds a 6-4 advantage in games played on Rooney Field. Last year, DU snapped a seven match series losing streak with a 1-1 (2OT) tie at Dayton’s Baujan Field. UD has won the past three meetings in Pittsburgh. Duquesne’s last series win was on Oct. 13, 2006 at home by a 2-1 score.
• Duquesne is 61-39-10 all-time - including a 9-8-2 mark under fifth-year head coach Chase Brooks - in Atlantic 10 games on Rooney Field.
• The Dukes are 3-4 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.
• Dayton, which was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, is 2-5-1 on the road. Both of the road wins have come in Atlantic 10 play: 2-1 at Davidson and 4-0 at Saint Louis.
• UD, which has scored two or more goals in five of six A-10 matches, has 12 goals in its past three games.
• Duquesne enters Saturday’s match looking to end a five-game scoreless streak. DU’s last goal came of the foot of Jallah Acqui in the 83rd minute of a 3-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 30. (a span of 469 minutes).
• 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 points apiece.
• Hall leads the team in shots (42) and shots on goal (18). Austin Stout is second with 20 shots and Ian Larson third with 16. Twum is second to Hall in shots on goal with eight - half of which came in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at George Washington.
• Tyrese 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 nine games.
• Graduate student Cody West and junior Olav Hovstad are the team captains for 2017.
The Dukes complete the regular season at Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
The Last Meeting
October 29, 2016