M/W Soccer

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 […]

New Kid on The Bluff: Katie O’Connor

New Kid on The Bluff: Katie O’Connor

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke In college sports, leadership typically comes from the upperclassmen and the captains, but Katie O’Connor, a freshman forward for the Duquesne women’s soccer team, has proven that leadership can come from even the youngest athletes. O’Connor has become somewhat of a freshman phenom as she leads the Dukes […]

Men’s soccer falls to Cleveland State 1-0 at Rooney

Men’s soccer falls to Cleveland State 1-0 at Rooney

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke In a hard fought defensive game, the now 1-3-0 Duquesne men’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Cleveland State at Rooney Field on Sunday in the final game of the Duquesne Invitational tournament. CSU’s Hesham Hammouda’s lone goal in the 15th minute of the first half off of a well-placed ball […]

Women’s soccer falls to Cincinnati 3-2 at home

Women’s soccer falls to Cincinnati 3-2 at home

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne women’s soccer team fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats at home Sunday afternoon with a final score of 3-2. The Dukes played through heavy rain at the start, determined to overcome their overtime loss to UC Santa Barbara on Friday. Freshman forward Katie O’Connor starred in the loss, […]