soccer

Jr. Katie O’Connor eclipses women’s soccer scoring record

Jr. Katie O’Connor eclipses women’s soccer scoring record

David Borne | Staff Writer 10/12/17 ‘Never give up.’ It’s a simple three-word phrase that Katie O’Connor has heard for years that perfectly encapsulates her style of play. During game action, the junior refuses to give up on a play, her efforts consistently leading to scoring chances for herself and for fellow teammates. After netting […]

Women’s soccer’s Lauren Bell named A-10 Rookie of the Week

Women’s soccer’s Lauren Bell named A-10 Rookie of the Week

David Borne | Staff Writer Often times, it takes freshman athletes a while to really get rolling in their first collegiate season. That’s not the case for Lauren Bell, a freshman striker whose offensive skills have bolstered an already strong attack for Duquesne women’s soccer head coach Al Alvine. Bell, a Hermitage, Pennsylvania, native, has […]

2017-18 Men’s Soccer Primer

2017-18 Men’s Soccer Primer

David Borne | Staff Writer After being eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Championship tournament in the opening round for the second-consecutive season in a row, head coach Chase Brooks and the Duquesne Dukes men’s soccer team are on a mission to prove that they can compete with the A-10’s best this season. With the 2017 […]

Women’s Soccer falls in opener vs. Pitt in 2OT

Women’s Soccer falls in opener vs. Pitt in 2OT

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Duquesne’s women’s soccer team opened the school’s 2017-18 athletic campaign – effectively ushering in the school’s Nike era – with a 1-0 loss to crosstown rival Pitt on Aug. 20. Panthers freshman Vildan Kardesler beat Duquesne goalie Kyra Murphy in the 101st minute of action to hand the Dukes their […]

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 […]

U.S. women’s soccer team deserving of higher pay

U.S. women’s soccer team deserving of higher pay

By: Shivani Gosai | Student Columnist The “Sportswomen of the Century,” a title that usually is “Sportsmen of the century,” are the players on the United States women’s soccer team. However, the U.S. Soccer Federation refuses to recognize them. Five women on the U.S. women’s national soccer team – Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, […]

China changing pro soccer landscape

China changing pro soccer landscape

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The landscape of professional soccer is undergoing a strange transformation. This past January transfer window has seen some players forgoing dreams and ambitions of winning league championships and following the money, instead. Notably, former Chelsea midfielder, Ramires, 28, made the jump from the English superpower to Chinese side […]

Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester City next season

Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester City next season

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The biggest signing of the January transfer window wasn’t a player. Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, who is one of the youngest and brightest managers out there, made a commitment on Monday to lead Manchester City starting next season. Guardiola, 45, probably has the most impressive resume of […]

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could be done in the Premier League. Where has it all gone wrong for Van Gaal? After being touted for delivering success back to the Red Devils following the departure of legendary leader, Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and struggling season under […]

Mourinho out as manager of Chelsea Football Club

Mourinho out as manager of Chelsea Football Club

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The grim reaper has finally come for Jose Mourinho. Chelsea Football Club sacked the self-proclaimed “Special One” today, and although many did not foresee it coming due to his recent and history of success with the club, it was certainly time to go. Mourinho masterminded his Chelsea side […]