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Hopfler’s golden goal lifts Dukes to 2OT win vs St. Louis

Hopfler’s golden goal lifts Dukes to 2OT win vs St. Louis

Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer

Duquesne 1, Saint Louis 0, 2OT 

GAME STATS 

 

From Duquesne University Athletic Department report 

Maxi Hopfer’s goal in the 107th minute of action lifted the Duquesne Dukes men’s soccer team to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over visiting Saint Louis on Saturday night on Arthur J. Rooney Field.

Duquesne improves to 2-1-0 in Atlantic 10 play on the season while the Billikens – who are receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches Top 25 – suffer their first loss in conference play, dropping to 2-1-0.

Hopfer received a pass just across midfield, sidestepped past the Saint Louis defender before his strike beat Billiken goalkeeper Patrick Schulte to the left side of the net, securing the win for the Dukes.

The stifling Duquesne defense and goalkeeper Domenic Nascimben saw 20 shots in the contest, including seven on goal saved by Nascimben in the win.

The Dukes outshot the Billikens 7-0 in the two bonus periods after Saint Louis held a 20-16 shooting advantage in regulation. The Billikens held a 12-8 edge in corner kicks in the contest.

Hopfer, who tallied a team-high six shots in the victory, now has two goals on the season to pace Duquesne. Nate Dragisich and Jordy Lopez each finished with four shots for the Dukes, as well.

This marked the first win for Duquesne over Saint Louis in 13 meetings in the all-time series.

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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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