p. 7 sidebar – Oct. 26, 2017

Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner

 

Duquesne News

— Duquesne women’s soccer team (10-5-3, 6-3-1) finished fourth in the A-10’s regular-season standings and will host No. 5 George Washington University (10-4-4, 5-2-3) on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at Rooney Field in the first round of the 2017 Atlantic 10 women’s soccer tournament. On Oct. 22, Duquesne tied George Washington 0-0 in Washington, D.C., to conclude its regular-season slate.
— At the A-10 women’s basketball media day on Oct. 23 in Richmond, Virginia, Duquesne was picked by the league’s coaches to finish fourth in the 14-team league. Chassidy Omogrosso and Julijana Vojinovic were named to the A-10 Preseason Third-Team, and Conor Richardson was named to the conference’s preseason All-Defensive Team.
— Freshman swimmer Emma Brinton was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week for her performance at the Richmond Duals over the past weekend. Brinton helped the women’s swimming & diving team to a 2-0 record to begin the season with wins over Davidson and Richmond.
— Men’s and women’s cross country will compete at the Atlantic 10 Championship Meet on Oct. 28 in Leesburg, Virginia.
— No. 25 women’s bowling finished ninth of 14 teams at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational in Kenner, Louisiana, over the past weekend. Sophomore Kelsey Hackbart and freshman Olivia Farwell, who was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 19, led the way for Duquesne.
— Women’s volleyball (10-13, 5-4) beat La Salle 3-0 on Oct. 21.

 

National News

— Following a seven-game A.L.C.S., Houston beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Oct. 21 to advance to the World Series, where they faced a 1-0 series defecit to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the time of print. Regardless of Game 2’s outcome on Oct. 25, Game 3 will be in Houston on Oct. 27, where the Astros have been considerably better throughout the postseason. The Astros and Dodgers are the first two-100+ win teams to ever meet in the same World Series.
— Following a horrendous start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, backup goalie Antti Niemi was placed on waivers, where he was claimed by the Florida Panthers on Oct. 24.

 

On This Day…

— 59 years ago, on Oct. 26, 1958, first-year Duquesne head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot was born in Akron, Ohio, to Sid and Faye Dambrot. Sid played men’s basketball for Duquesne in the early 1950s.

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