Saint Francis Shuts Out Duquesne, 2-0

LORETTO, Pa. (Sept. 7, 2009) – David Butler and Owen Gombami each headed in a goal and Darius Motazed played solid in goal as the Saint Francis men's soccer team shut out the Duquesne Dukes 2-0 for their first win of the season on Monday afternoon at the Stokes Soccer Complex in Loretto. Both teams are now 1-2 in the early 2009 campaign.

Box Score

The two teams traded shots to start off the game but remained scoreless for the first 17 minutes. With 28 minutes remaining in the half, Sean O'Reilly sent a pass across the box to Butler, who headed it in past Dukes goalkeeper Chris Torres to put SFU up 1-0.

Saint Francis doubled their lead less than 10 minutes into the second half. Parnell Hegngi crossed a pass to Gombami, who headed the ball into the corner from 10 yards out, to put the Red Flash up 2-0 with 35 minutes left to play.

Solid work in net by Motazed, who had four saves on the day secured the 2-0 win for Saint Francis.

Patrick Fleming led the SFU offense with three shots. He was followed by Gombami, who ended the game with two attempts. The Red Flash were outshot 14-11 by the Dukes.

Ben Horner led Duquesne with three shots, one of which came on goal. Joshua Patterson put both of his shots on goal. Torres made two stops for the Dukes.

The Dukes return to action on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, as hosts of the two-day Duquesne Invitational. Richmond (0-2) and Bowling Green (1-2) will play at 5:00 p.m. while DU will square off with Manhattan (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. on Rooney Field on the Duquesne campus. On Saturday, Richmond and Manhattan will play at 5:00 p.m with the Dukes and Bowling Green matching up at 7:30.

Duquesne media relations also contributed to this report.

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