M/W Soccer

Faith guides Jallah Acqui to early collegiate success

Faith guides Jallah Acqui to early collegiate success

By David Borne | Staff Writer Freshman Jallah Acqui is already seeing success in his first season with the Dukes, and his efforts are not going unnoticed.  He was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week alongside George Mason forward Tunde Akinlosotu. Acqui was recognized for his play from Sept. 19-25 highlighted by his […]

New Kid on the Bluff: Olav Hovstad

New Kid on the Bluff: Olav Hovstad

Natalie Fiorilli | Asst. Sports Editor Scoring the overtime game-winning goal — that’s how sophomore transfer Olav Hovstad made his debut on Rooney Field, catching the attention of everyone in attendance. The former University of New Mexico Lobo bounced in a header in the ninth minute of overtime against Saint Francis nearly two weeks ago, which […]

Women’s soccer kicks off 2016 campaign

Women’s soccer kicks off 2016 campaign

            Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Defending a title is never easy, but it’s the ultimate goal of every championship team. That is no different for the Duquesne women’s soccer program. As the Dukes begin their quest to defend their Atlantic 10 Championship, there is one key thing they must […]

Alvine extended through 2020-21 season

Alvine extended through 2020-21 season

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Less than a year after becoming the first Duquesne women’s soccer coach to lead the program to an Atlantic 10 Championship and an NCAA tournament berth, head coach Al Alvine has earned a contract extension that keeps him on the ‘Bluff through the 2020-21 season. “Me and the whole […]

Women’s soccer still upbeat after tourney loss

Women’s soccer still upbeat after tourney loss

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The women’s soccer team’s 4-0 opening round loss to West Virginia can be categorized as one of those “David vs. Goliath” moments, in which the Mountaineers were bigger, faster and more capable of delivering the Dukes a crushing blow. The Dukes seemed shell shocked against the second-seeded Mountaineers who […]

Seventh-seeded Dukes win Atlantic 10 tournament

Seventh-seeded Dukes win Atlantic 10 tournament

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke The seventh seed of a post-season tournament is usually not much of a threat to the other teams competing, but don’t tell that to the Duquesne women’s soccer team. The Red & Blue shocked the NCAA after taking the title at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships this past […]

Underclassmen lead women’s soccer to best win total since 2010

Underclassmen lead women’s soccer to best win total since 2010

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke With a narrow win last Thursday night over George Mason, the Duquesne women’s soccer team – carried all season by underclassmen – locked down its best win total since 2010. In another strong performance from the team’s young talent, freshman goaltender Kyra Murphy recorded her third shutout of […]

Men’s soccer drops first A-10 matchup of season

Men’s soccer drops first A-10 matchup of season

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne men’s soccer team tallied their first Atlantic 10 loss by dropping their Saturday night matchup to the Dayton Flyers by a final score of 2-1. With the loss, the team has fallen to 2-6-1 overall before Wednesday night’s game against La Salle. Junior redshirt keeper Evan […]

Brooks proving to be new breed of head coach

Brooks proving to be new breed of head coach

By Joe Guzy | The Duquesne Duke On a cool Thursday night at the tail end of the summer, the Duquesne University Men’s Soccer team takes the field for practice on an illuminated Rooney Field. The players are scattered for all 100 yards. Some are stretching. Some are kicking. Some are joking. Usually one could […]

Women’s soccer snaps three-game losing streak

Women’s soccer snaps three-game losing streak

By Craig LiPuma | The Duquesne Duke As it enters into conference play a week from Thursday, the Duquesne women’s soccer team notched an important 2-0 win over the Bucknell Bison Tuesday night at Rooney Field, ending a three-game skid. The first half of play began with the Dukes shredding through the Bucknell defense with […]