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FINAL: Duquesne 4, Robert Morris 1

FINAL: Duquesne 4, Robert Morris 1

Robert Morris (1-5-1) at Duquesne (1-3-1)

Rooney Field, Duquesne University – 7 p.m.

Live Video: ESPN+ ($) // Live Stats: GoDuquesne.com

PSN Coverage:  Zac Weiss (reporting / photography) Twitter: @ZacharyMWeiss

 

Game updates

It’s a final from Rooney Field. Duquesne takes this year’s edition of the crosstown Derby against Robert Morris, 4-1.

Our Zac Weiss will have a game recap later with post-game reaction from Rooney Field.

2nd half 

64′ – GOAL – DUQUESNE, 4-1

Shine bright like a Dymond. Second time the freshman scores.

62′ – GOAL – DUQUESNE, 3-1

Manel Busquets heads in a loose ball with RMU keeper beat.

48′ – GOAL – DUQUESNE, 2-1

A bouncing ball ends up on Noah Mehta‘s foot and he tallies his second goal in as many matches

 

HALFTIME:  It’s still 1-1

 

1st half

GOAL – Duquesne – Rob Dymond – 1-1  (38′)

Duquesne with the equalizer at 38′. Dymond goal and Manel Busquets the assist.

GOAL – Robert Morris -1-0 (17′)

RMU had leverage on a rush and an Owen Pearce shot off the post finds it’s way in. 1-0 Colonials at 17′

PREVIEW

It’s a battle of cross-town foes — with local bragging rights and a chance to secure a second win of the season at stake for each program. The Dukes are coming off a 1-1 draw with Temple on Sunday night, while RMU defeated Atlantic 10 member La Salle, 1-0, at home on Saturday.

DUQUESNE VS. ROBERT MORRIS: ALL-TIME SERIES 

  • This is the 24th meeting between the Dukes and Colonials.
  • DU and RMU have met every season since Duquesne began its program in 1995.
  • Duquesne leads the series 14-6-3, including a 10-1-0 advantage in matches on Rooney Field.
  • DU has won the past nine between the two on Rooney Field, with RMU’s lone win coming on Sept. 22, 1998 by a 4-0 score.
  • Last year, RMU’s Christian Coridon scored in the 82nd minute to give the Colonials a 1-1 draw with the Dukes at Moon Township.
  • The two teams have split the past five meetings (2-2-1) with each team posting wins at home and the tie coming last season.

MORE ON DUQUESNE

  • Duquesne is 16-7-2 in non conference home games under sixth-year head coach Chase Brooks. Duquesne is 49-22-10 all-time in non conference home games in its 24th season as a program.
  • DU is 1-2-1 at home in 2018, RMU is 0-2-1 on the road this season.
  • The Dukes are coming off a 1-1 tie with Temple on Sunday night. Senior Noah Mehta gave DU a 1-0 lead with his first career goal in the 12th minute only, to see the Owls tie it at the 87 minute mark.
  • DU’s five goals this season have come from five players: Manel BusquetsZion BeatonRob DymondZach Hall and Noah Mehta.
  • The Dukes, who have started at least six freshmen in all five games this season, have started seven freshmen in each of their four most-recent matches: Manel BusquetsNathan DossantosRob DymondMoritz KappelsbergerDomenic NascimbenKendall NewmanGylfi Stefansson and Eric Zech have all started at least once. Of the eight freshmen who have started, seven are international players.
  • Busquets leads the team with four points, including a goal vs. Northern Kentucky and pair of assists vs. Detroit Mercy.
  • Nascimben has started the past three games in goal for the Dukes. The Australian has recorded 10 saves and surrendered just two goals in that three-game span.
  • Junior Zach Hall (15 points, 6 goals) and senior Ian Larson (11 points, 4 goals) are DU’s top current career point-getters and goal scorers.
  • Hall leads the team in shots (12) and shots on goal (7).
  • Senior Noah Mehta leads the team in career games with 50. Larson is second with 44 games played.
  • The Dukes have 15 first-year players on the 2018 roster including 14 freshmen and junior Pitt transfer M Alec Anselmo. Anselmo played in 30 matches with 16 starts in two seasons with the Panthers.
  • Of the 15 newcomers, eight are international players: F Manel Busquets (Spain), M/F Denis Celik(Germany), D/M Nathan Dossantos (Canada), D/M Rob Dymond (New Zealand), D Moritz Kappelsberger(Germany), GK Dominic Nascimben (Australia), M/F Gylfi Stefansson (Iceland) and F Eric Zech(Germany).
  • Overall, DU has 10 international players, including returners seniors Noah Mehta (Canada) and Olav Hovstad (Norway).

MORE ON ROBERT MORRIS

  • Playing in just his second game at RMU, Guilherme Fanck scored the game-winning goal in the 57th minute in the win over LaSalle on Saturday.
  • Winter Fondi posted his eighth career shutout with three saves, moving to seventh all-time at RMU
  • Oeyvind Skjesol scored his first career goal at Bucknell last Wednesday, off an assist from Owen Pearce
    Pearce is up to four points on the season, a career high that ranks second on the team
  • Kai OlguinGustaf Moberg, and Zac Sherman join Fondi and Skjesol as returnees who started 11 or more games last season
  • Fondi, Olguin, Sherman, Pearce, Noah Elamin, and Mason George make up the six-player senior class
  • The Colonials were picked to finish sixth in the annual Northeast Conference (NEC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll
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