Natalie Fiorilli | Asst. Sports Editor
Along with the Duquesne football team, there are currently six teams underway for the fall sports season. Here’s an update on how each of them are doing, as a few approach Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Freshman forward Jallah Acqui’s goal in the 93rd minute of Tuesday night’s match at Cleveland State brought Duquesne to a 1-0 victory, improving its record to 4-2-0.
The Dukes, who are currently undefeated at home, have a mere three games left until the start of Atlantic 10 play.
Junior midfielder Fredrik Borenstein leads Duquesne with two goals, and senior keeper Evan Kozlowski has recorded a career-high two shutouts for 2016.
Next home game: Duquesne takes on cross-town opponent Robert Morris on Friday at 7 p.m. on Rooney Field.
After a hard-fought effort in the rain Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field, the Duquesne women’s soccer team fell to Princeton 2-1, dropping its overall record to 3-3-2. Sophomore forward Katie O’Connor tallied the only goal for the Dukes; however, an insurance goal by Princeton in the second half would hold to be the game-winner.
O’Connor (3 goals) and junior forward Malea Fabean (3 goals, 1 assist) currently lead the Red & Blue on the scoresheet, and sophomore keeper Kyra Murphy has been in goal for all three of Duquesne’s shutout victories this season.
Next home game: The Dukes will begin their A-10 schedule against Richmond on Rooney Field next Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Dukes snapped an eight-match winning streak concluding the Delaware Invitational in Newark, Del. over the weekend, going 0-3, and falling to 9-5 overall.
Duquesne faced Missouri, Delaware and Miami in the weekend-long invitational, playing a total of 12 sets in three matches.
For the season, sophomore outside hitter Maddie Bazelak has a team-high 170 kills and 158 digs and junior outside hitter Molly Davet follows with 138 kills. Junior middle hitter Abbie Trzeciak has accounted for 129 kills and senior libero Sammy Kline has 209 blocks.
Next home match: The Dukes face Robert Morris at Palumbo at 7 p.m. next Tuesday. A few days later, Duquesne will open their A-10 schedule against VCU at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Both the Duquesne men’s and women’s cross country teams have competed in three races so far for the 2016 season.
Earlier this month, senior Dino Andrade finished first overall out of 48 runners in the Duquesne Duals at Schenley Park for the men’s team; the Dukes went 4-0 for this race to open the season.
The women’s team went 6-0 at the Duquesne Duals, and junior Jenny DelSignore went on to finish first among 81 runners in the 5k race.
The men’s team placed third out of seven teams at The University at Buffalo Stampede Invitational last Friday, with junior Rico Galassi finishing fifth overall out of 82 runners.
The women’s team finished first at The University at Buffalo Stampede Invitational, and DelSignore led the race again, crossing the line first overall against 68 runners.
The following day, both teams competed in the St. Vincent Invitational, with the women’s team taking
seventh place. There was no team score for the men’s team in this race.
Next race: Both teams will run in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. at 2 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 30.
The Duquesne rowing team will start their season in Pittsburgh with a race against Dayton and Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 8.