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Duquesne Women Top Davidson, 2-0, To Remain Unbeaten in A-10

From Duquesne University Athletic Department Report
The Duquesne women’s soccer team remained unbeaten in Atlantic 10 play, scoring   twice in the second half en route to a 2-0 victory over Davidson at Rooney Field Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Dukes have six shutouts for the season and improve to 8-3-2, 4-0-0, and are now alone in first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference, after George Mason (3-1) lost 4-0 at Saint Louis (3-0-1) this afternoon.
The first scoring opportunity for the Dukes occurred in the 21st minute when Haley Yow‘s attempt from 30 yards out was stopped by Davidson keeper Alex Carpenter. Duquesne had another chance in the 30th minute, however a Katie O’Connor shot would bounce off the post, holding the Dukes scoreless heading into halftime.
The Dukes would open the second half with an attempt by O’Connor in the 47th minute, which was saved by Carpenter.
O’Connor went on to beat the Davidson defense on the right side and cross the ball to Yow, who found the back of the net deep in the box in the 59th minute.
Linnea Faccenda added an insurance goal in the 89th minute when she found the back of the net on the left side. In total, the Dukes outshot Davidson 15-9 and had 7 corner kick opportunities to Davidson’s two.
The shutout is Murphy’s fourth for the season.
UP NEXT: The Dukes travel to Fairfax, Va. to take on George Mason (9-3-0, 3-1-0 A-10) on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

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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