Duquesne, seventh in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region poll, has a 2-0-3 record.
Alex Trujillo opened the scoring as he headed Ben Horner's direct kick past Thundering Herd goalie Greg Walter for a 1-0 lead with just 11:29 gone in the game. Horner, assisted by Greg Annan, doubled the first half lead at 23:19 of the game.
Duquesne goalie Chris Torres hadn't allowed a score since the 69:41 mark of the Dukes' first game, a 2-1 win over Binghamton on August 29th. Marshall's Michael Bolt ended that streak as he got the ball past Torres with just over 22 minutes left to go.
The teams offensive numbers were close to even, Marshall holding a 17-15 edge on shots while the teams tied with seven shots on goal each. Robert Smith, who entered the fame in the 68th minute, recorded three saves for MU.
In the tournament's first action, Lafayette (2-2-1) topped Richmond (0-4) by a 4-1 score behind B.J. Glenn's three goals.
Marshall (0-4) will face the Spiders tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at Rooney Field. Lafayette and the Dukes close the tourney with a game on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 12:00 noon.