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Duquesne Men Top SFU 2-1 In OT In Season Opener

From Duquense Univ. Athletic Department reports
PITTSBURGH – Olav Hovstad’s goal in the 100th minute led the Duquesne men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Saint Francis U in the 2016 season opener Friday night at Rooney Field.
The Red Flash got on the board first with 14 seconds remaining until halftime. SFU’s Mario Mastrangelo’s passed to Troye Kiernan who found Renan Fuentes on a give-and-go, beating Kozlowski low on the left side.
The Dukes got the equalizer in the 49th minute when Chris Alescio collected the loose ball in the box and tapped it past Red Flash keeper Marcus Rojas.
The score remained level at the end of regulation.
In overtime, SFU had the first chance to score when Jack Webber’s header in the box was stopped by Kozlowski in the 95th minute.
The game ended when Hovstad headed Bryan Fegley’s pass past Rojas with 51 seconds remaining in the period.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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