Dukes Win WVU Men's Soccer Tournament

Duquesne University's men's soccer team forced nationally-ranked West Virginia to a 0-0 tie Sunday afternoon on the way to capturing the 2008 WVU Classic championship. DU sophomore Stefan Lundberg was named the tournament most valuable player.

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Duquesne, which stopped Binghamton 2-1 Friday night in the 2008 season opener, and nationally-ranked West Virginia played a scoreless 110 minutes in the final game of the Dukes' season opening competition.

The Mountaineers outshot DU, 13-9. Both attempts by Matthew Groves forced WVU goalie Zach Johnson to make half of his four saves.

Daniel Hagey got off a game-high three shots. DU sophomore goalkeeper Chris Torres recorded three saves.

West Virginia, which entered the season in 15th place in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCCA) preseason poll, was upset by Lafayette, 1-0, on Friday.

In Duquesne's win over BU, Groves scored the Dukes first goal Friday and Lundberg tallied what turned out to be the game-winner against the Bearcats.

Binghamton topped Lafayette 2-1 in Sunday's first game.

Duquesne (1-0-1) takes on another Big East foe, Pittsburgh (1-1-0), in the home opener Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. on Rooney Field. The Panthers beat Rider, 1-0, and lost to Albany, 2-1, this weekend in the 2008 Robert Morris Invitational.

Note

  • Duquesne's women's soccer team played just under 120 minutes in what looked like a 2-1 loss Friday night at Jacksonville. After the regulation 90 minutes, the teams faced off for two OT periods, at 15 minutes each. However, NCAA rules call for two 10-minute sets. The official result was a 1-1 tie. more


2008 West Virginia University Classic

Results

Friday   Duquesne   2   Binghamton    1
         Lafayette  1   West Virginia 0
Sunday   Binghamton 2   Lafayette     1
         Duquesne   0   West Virginia 0
Records

Duquesne        1-0-1
Binghamton      1-1-0
Lafayette       1-1-0
West Virginia   0-1-1
All-Tournament Team

Stefan Lundberg (MVP)  Duquesne
Bryan Matthews         Duquesne
Alex Trujillo          Duquesne
John Strosser          Duquesne
Darren McAllister      Binghamton
Andy Tiedt             Binghamton
Jason Stenta           Binghamton
Stephen Macurdy        Lafayette
Steve Ference          Lafayette
Jason Bristol          West Virginia
Zach Johnson           West Virginia


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