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Duquesne’s Ask Ekeland named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week

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From Duquesne University Athletic Department Report

Duquesne’s Ask Ekeland has been named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week after recording his first career hat trick, on just four shots, in the Dukes win over Virginia Tech this past weekend.

Ekeland rattled off three straight scores in the 51st, 61st, and 75th minutes sealing a 5-1 victory, the first of the season for DU. The sophomore midfielder from Stavanger, Norway holds the early-season lead in the Atlantic 10 as the only player with three goals after opening weekend.

Led by Ask Ekeland’s hat trick, Duquesne trounce Virginia Tech, 5-1

The hat trick was the first since 2014 at Duquesne and the fourth time in program history that a Duke recorded three or more goals in one game.

Ekeland and the Dukes will be back in action on Thursday hosting Bowling Green at 7 pm for their home opener.

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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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