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Faccenda's brace leads Duquesne women to first win

Linnea Faccenda netted a pair of goals in leading the Duquesne women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory on Rooney Field Friday night.
Duquense improves to 1-1 with its first win of the season.


  • Katie O’Connor’s goal in the 47th minute put the Dukes on the board
  • Faccenda added a pair of insurance goals in the 54th and 73rd minutes
  • The Duquesne defense held Oakland to six shots with Kyra Murphy posting two saves



  • Kyra Murphy moved to second place on Duquesne’s all-time shutout list with 13
  • Katie O’Connor is now tied for second all-time in career points with 48

The Dukes head to Morgantown, W.Va. to face No. 1 WVU on Sunday at 5 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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