womens soccer

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 […]

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 […]

Duquesne women’s soccer advances in A-10 tournament

Duquesne women’s soccer advances in A-10 tournament

David Borne | Staff Writer 11/02/2017 105 minutes. That’s how long Coach Al Alvine and his women’s soccer team battled George Washington on a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon before senior midfielder Linnea Faccenda fired toward the net. It initially appeared as if Faccenda’s shot would sail wide, but the ball ricocheted off of a George […]

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 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 […]

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 […]