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Early Thurs Kickoff For @DuqWSoccer As Begin Defense of #A10 Title vs GW


Coach Al Alvine and the Duquesne women are in the hunt for back-to-back A10 tournament titles (Photo Courtesy Duquesne Univ Athletics) 

Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer First-Round Playoff
#3 Duquesne vs #6 George Washington
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Live Video – Atlantic 10 Digital Digital Network
Duquesne (11-5-3, 7-2-1, 22 points) looks to defend their Atlantic 10 Conference championship as they open tournament play on Thursday afternoon against George Washington (10-6-3, 4-3-3 15 points).
The #3 seed Dukes and #6 seed Colonials kickoff at 2:00 p.m. at the URI Soccer Complex in Kingston, R.I.
Duquesne have George Washington have played 17 times, with the Colonials holding an 8-7-2 advantage. The last match between the two schools was Nov. 20, 2013 when they played to a scoreless draw.
Prior to last year’s run, Duquesne lost in the opening round in each of their first four appearances in the A-10 Championship (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010).
Last season, the Dukes advanced for the first time after tying Dayton 1-1, then outscoring them on penalty kicks 3-2. Duquesne went on to defeat La Salle 2-1 in the semifinals and Fordham 2-0 to earn their first league title and NCAA Championship appearance.
The winner of Thursday’s game will face the winner of #2 Saint Louis and #7 Dayton on Friday at 5:00 PM

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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