Box Score Oct. 26, 2014
Box Score | Photo Gallery FINAL:
Duquesne 4, George Washington 0
TEAM RECORDS: Duquesne 7-5-2, 2-2-0 // GW 6-7-1, 2-2-1
DUQUESNE STARTERS: #1 Frymier (GK), #4 de Villardi, #5 Traore, #6 Kouame, #10 Pantophlet, #15 Essig, #19 DiSomma, #20 Sell, #22 Alescio, #24 Hellstroem, #25 Seidu
GEORGE WASHINGTON STARTERS: #1 van der Merwe (GK), #5 Adewole, #7 Osei-Wusu, #8 Scott, #9 Conning, #12 Curry, #18 McClearn, #21 Lawal, #23 Summerlin, #25 Alexandersson, #27 Heine
KEEPERS OF RECORD: Frymier (5-5-2) // van der Merwe (5-7-1)
GOALS: DiSomma (DUQ) 10'; Alescio (DUQ) 51'; Traore (DUQ) 60'; Own Goal (DUQ) 66'
QUICK RECAP: Duquesne scored three times in the second half to break open a close match and defeat George Washington 4-0 on Rooney Field. The Dukes got goals from three players, a pair of assists from Dorian Kouame, in addition to an own goal in upping their Atlantic 10 record to 2-2. Duquesne, which outshot George Washington 10-3 while playing with the wind in the first half, took a 1-0 lead on a Nick DiSomma header off a cross from Kouame in the 10th minute. DiSomma took the kick from left of the goal and headed it past GW's Jean-Pierre van der Merwe. van der Merwe, who had four saves in the opening 45 minutes, made a nice stop on a Kadeem Pantophlet header off a cross in the 22nd minute. The score remained 1-0 until Chris Alescio, off a pass from Kouame, struck a shot from 20 yards out that was deflected over van der Merwe to make it 2-0 in the 51st minute. Nine minutes later, Mamadou Traore took a pass from Thomas de Villardi off a free kick and headed into the net to make it 3-0. DU was the recipient of an own goal in the 66th minute. Sam Frymier turned away three shots in posting his third shutout of the season and second in Atlantic 10 play. DU outshot GW 16-9 and had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.
FROM COACH BROOKS: "It's what we talked about on Friday night [following a 1-0 loss to VCU] , the ability to execute in those moments and today you saw that. To come out today and do this as a response to that game was very well done from our guys. They brought the energy from start to finish, and, again, they executed which is the most important thing. It's time to enjoy it and get back after it this week as we have two more big games next weekend. That's the beauty of the A-10. It's a strong conference top-to-bottom and we've just got to prepare for the next one."
UP NEXT: Duquesne heads to North Carolina for a match at first-year Atlantic 10 member Davidson on Friday, Oct. 31. at 5:30 p.m. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.