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Duquesne shut out in opener to Ohio U

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From Duquesne University Athletic Department report

Duquesne University women’s soccer team dropped a mutual season opener, 3-0, to Ohio University on the road Thursday afternoon.

The Dukes offense struggled to get going, as the Bobcats outshot them 20-5, including an 11-1 advantage in the first half.

Mackenzie Muir missed wide right in the ninth minute, then it was all Ohio the rest of the way.

Ohio broke the ice in the 28th minute.

The Bobcats then added a pair of insurance goals early in the second half (50′ and 59′) cruising to a 3-0 win to start the 2023 campaign.

Duquesne had a pair of corner kicks in the final three minutes of the opening half, but could not get a shot off.

Margey Brown put the opposing keeper to work for the first time in the game with a shot in the opening minute of the second half from the top left of the box, but it was swallowed up.

Freshman Jayden Sharpless had the only other shot on goal for the Dukes in the 67th minute from about 25 yards out.

Maddy Neundorfer made five saves for the Dukes and played all 90 minutes between the posts.

The Dukes had 25 players see action in the game, including collegiate debuts for Anna BundyKayla LeseckPaige Kuisis, and Sharpless – who also started.

Duquesne will host American for its home opener on Sunday at Rooney Field. Kick off is scheduled for 1 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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