Ian Larson
David DeNoma

Men's Soccer

PREVIEW: @DuqMSoccer at Saint Louis

Dukes face Billikens at 8:00 pm (ET) Wednesday


Duquesne (3-7-2, 1-2-1), coming off a 3-0 win at George Mason, hits the road again to face Saint Louis (5-2-5, 2-1-2) on Wednesday night at 8:00 (ET).

THE SERIES VS. SAINT LOUIS
  • Saint Louis leads the series 10-0, including a 4-0 advantage in matches at SLU.
  • This is just the second meeting between the two in the past four years.
  • Saint Louis won last year's match-up, 3-0, in Pittsburgh.
  • This is DU's first visit to Saint Louis since a 1-0 Billikens win on Oct. 17, 2014.
  • No members of the current roster have played at SLU's Robert R. Hermann Stadium.
  • Duquesne is 1-4 on the road and Saint Louis is 3-1-3 at home this season.

QUICK HITS
  • DU is 1-2-1 Atlantic 10 play with a 2-2 tie vs. Saint Joseph's, a 2-0 loss at VCU, a 2-1 (OT) defeat vs. Fordham and a 3-0 win at George Mason. The Dukes have outshot their conference opponents 70-32, including 31-11 on goal, in the four matches.
  • Duquesne ended a 14-match road winless streak with its 3-0 victory at Mason on Saturday. Moritz Kappelsberger (48'), Ian Larson (66') and Nathan Dossantos (74') all scored second-half goals in the victory. It was the first career goal for freshmen Kappelsberger and Dossantos.
  • Junior keeper Robbie McKelvey stopped Mason's lone shot on goal in registering his first career shutout.
  • The Dukes are looking to put together back-to-back road wins for the first time since 2009 (Oct. 23 at Saint Joseph's and Oct. 25 at Temple).
  • Duquesne ranked second nationally in corner kicks per game through Sunday (currently at 7.0, 84 in 12 games). DU had 16 corners - one shy of the school record - in its 3-0 win over Detroit Mercy on Sept. 2. The Dukes have had nine or more corners in a game five times, including 12 vs. Saint Joseph's.
  • DU ranks 12th nationally in shots per game (16.0) and 23rd in shots on goal per game (6.75).
  • The young Dukes have started at least six freshmen in all 12 matches this season. DU has started seven freshmen five times and 12 total freshmen have played. Manel Busquets (Spain), Nathan Dossantos (Canada), Rob Dymond (New Zealand), Moritz Kappelsberger (Germany), Domenic Nascimben (Australia), Kendall Newman, Kurtis Orrson, Gylfi Stefansson (Iceland) and Eric Zech (Germany) have all started at least once. Of the nine freshmen who have started, seven are international players.
  • Overall, DU has 10 international players, including returners seniors Noah Mehta (Canada) and Olav Hovstad (Norway).
  • The Dukes have 15 first-year players on the 2018 roster including 14 freshmen and junior Pitt transfer M Alec Anselmo.
  • Busquets leads the Dukes with 11 points on four goals and three assists. His four goals lead the team and his three assists rank second to Noah Mehta's team-high four.
  • Mehta (2 goals, 4 assists) and fellow senior Ian Larson (3 goals, 2 assists) are tied for second on the team with eight points each.
  • Larson, who had a goal and assist at George Mason, leads the team with six points in conference play (2 goals and 2 assists).
  • DU's 17 goals this season have come from nine players: Manel Busquets (4), Rob Dymond (3), Ian Larson (3), Noah Mehta (2), Zion Beaton (1), Nathan Dossantos (1), Zach Hall (1), Moritz Kappelsberger (1) and Gylfi Stefansson (1).
  • Larson (19 points, 7 goals) and junior Zach Hall (15 points, 6 goals) are DU's top current career point-getters and goal scorers.
  • Busquets leads the team in shots with 26. Larson, Mehta, freshman Rob Dymond and Hall have attempted 21 shots each.
  • Mehta leads the team in career games with 57. Larson is second with 51.

UP NEXT
  • 10/20 vs. Rhode Island (Senior Day)
  • 10/27 at St. Bonaventure
  • 10/31 vs. Davidson (final game of the regular season)
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