All streaks have to come to an end, and for Duquense men’s soccer team, they finally surrendered a goal — and lost — for the first time in eight games in a big way at defending Atlantic 10 champs Fordham on Wednesday night — 5-0.
The Rams (4-4-3, 1-1-1 A-10) scored three times in a five-minute span of the second half, to dampen any hopes for a comeback for the Dukes (6-3-3, 1-1-1 A-10).
“A team’s overall record, or whatever positive or negative streak that they are on, mean absolutely nothing if you don’t show up and put in the work. Fordham out worked us in every area of the game tonight and they fully deserve the win,” said Chase Brooks, Duquesne Head Coach.
“I hope our guys learned something because we were certainly taught a lesson.”
Fordham wasted little time in ending the shutout streak when Eric Ohlendorf – who finished the night with two goals – took a cross from Jannik Loebe and found the back of the net in the third minute. Ohlendorf’s goal was the first surrendered by the Dukes in 750 minutes dating back to a 2-1 win over Wofford on Sept. 9.
The Rams made it 2-0 when Janos Loebe scored on a chip from 17 yards out in the 34th minute. Jannik Loebe started the game-deciding second half outburst with a header off a cross to make it 3-0. Ohlendorf followed with his second goal in the 78th minute and Matthew Lewis ended the run with Fordham’s third-straight goal off a header one minute later.
Fordham outshot Duquesne 13-6, including 7-3 on goal.George Poppas had two of the Dukes’ three shots on net. Rashid Nuhu earned the shutout for Fordham. Evan Kozlowski finished with a pair of saves for DU.