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Duquesne Men Open A-10 Play With Scoreless Road Draw


Evan Kozlowski made five saves for Duquesne in the A-10 Opener vs St. Bonaventure (photo courtesy of Duquesne University Athletics) 

While the Duquesne Dukes men’s program extended its shutout streak to six games, they were unable to find the back of the net in Atlantic 10 Conference opener at St. Bonaventure in Olean, NY on Wednesday, in a scoreless draw.

“As we move forward with our program, we have to learn that every game matters – that you can’t take any plays off, you have to dig deep. No team in conference is going to make it easy, and tonight was living proof of that,” said Chase Brooks, Duquesne Head Coach.
“We have to learn from this and we have to move forward for a very big game against George Washington on Saturday night.”

Duquesne outshot St. Bonaventure 17-10 and had 17 corner kicks to the Bonnies’ three.
Evan Kozlowski was credited with five saves as the Dukes extended their shutout streak to a school-record six games.
Luke Iacobellis had eight saves for SBU. The Bonnies had two more shots than the Dukes in the opening 45 minutes, but DU had one more on goal (4-3) to go along with eight corner kicks. Kozlowski made a pair of saves in the final 3:02 of the half, inlcuding a diving stop of a Kwame Opoku shot in the 42nd minute.
Fredrik Borenstein had two shots on goal for DU, while Kieran Toland had a pair for SBU in the first half. The Dukes came out firing in the second half with three corners, a pair of shots on goal and a shot off the post by Borenstein in the first nine minutes.
The Dukes outshot the Bonnies 9-2, and held SBU without a shot on goal in the second half and first overtime. DU had 13 corners to three for the Bonnies at the end of regulation. Borenstein finished with three shots on goal, while Toland had four for St. Bonaventure.
The Dukes return home to face George Washington on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Soccer Report’s John Krysinsky spoke with Duquesne Head Coach Chase Brooks earlier this week, and for the complete interview, be sure to tune into the Pittsburgh Soccer Show which will be posted to late Thursday.

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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