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Megan Virgin settling in as Dukes’ goalkeeper

Megan Virgin settling in as Dukes’ goalkeeper

David Borne | Sports Editor Sept. 5, 2019 Everything lined up perfectly for Megan Virgin. After wrapping up her second year at LIU Brooklyn, the Canonsburg native was looking to transfer to a school closer to home. Once she found that Duquesne was in the market for another goalie, the decision to continue her playing […]

Men’s soccer team tops Detroit 3-0 for first win

Men’s soccer team tops Detroit 3-0 for first win

David Borne | Staff Writer Sept. 6, 2018 Following a massive offseason roster turnover, Men’s Soccer Head Coach Chase Brooks and his staff brought in 15 fresh faces to join their squad this season. Of those newcomers, eight are international players. Manel Busquets (Spain), Denis Celik (Germany), Nathan Dossantos (Canada), Rob Dymond (New Zealand), Moritz […]

Women’s soccer team tops Jacksonville for first victory

Women’s soccer team tops Jacksonville for first victory

Andrew White | Staff Writer 08/30/2018 After starting its season off with consecutive tough losses to Arkansas and No. 4 Penn State, the Duquesne women’s soccer team was happy to be home on Friday, Aug. 24, when it returned home to face Jacksonville. The Dukes made their homecoming to Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field worthwhile, […]

Women’s soccer team hires new coach to staff

Women’s soccer team hires new coach to staff

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/15/2018 On Feb. 7, head women’s soccer coach Al Alvine announced that Erica Marshall, formerly an assistant coach at Bryant, has accepted the same position at Duquesne. The hiring comes months after two coaches from Alvine’s staff accepted positions elsewhere. Former Duquesne associate head coach Brian Shrum left to become […]

Duquesne women’s soccer caps another successful season

Duquesne women’s soccer caps another successful season

David Borne | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Although it ended in rather heartbreaking fashion, the Duquesne women’s soccer program wrapped up a fantastic 2017 campaign in Richmond last weekend. Soccer can be a game of bounces. After a redirected shot from Linnea Faccenda sent Duquesne to the semifinal round of the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament against […]

Women’s soccer surges to best A-10 start in history

Women’s soccer surges to best A-10 start in history

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor It’s been exactly 349 days since the last time the Duquesne women’s soccer program lost a game against Atlantic 10 competition. A 4-0-0 start in conference play so far in 2016, combined with a sensational Atlantic 10 title run, accounts for most of that. That undefeated mark through the […]

Sophomore in the Spotlight: Casey Aunkst

Sophomore in the Spotlight: Casey Aunkst

Natalie Fiorilli | Asst. Sports Editor Every minute on the field, even in 90-degree heat, is another opportunity to improve, at least in the mind of Casey Aunkst of the Duquesne women’s soccer team. The sophomore center back played through all 110 sweltering minutes in Duquesne’s double overtime 1-1 draw against Youngstown State Sunday afternoon, […]

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 […]