Dukes & Bowling Green Play to Scoreless Tie

For 110 minutes Duquesne's men's soccer team stopped Bowling Green from scoring Saturday night on Rooney Field. The Falcons did the same to the Dukes in the final game of the Duquesne Invitational.

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Duquesne pretty much dominated the game, outshooting Bowling Green 24-11. But Falcons' goalie Jeff Smoker stopped all seven shots on goal.

DU's Colin Thorp took control of one net-headed shot. The sophomore has now played 200 consecutive minutes without allowing the ball to get past the goal line.

Junior Ben Horner, sophomore Tyler Tompkins, and freshman Joshua Patterson tied for the game-high with five shots. Three of Tompkins' shots were headed to the net as were two by Horner and one by Patterson.

BGSU's Cameron Hepple also had five shots including the one requiring Thorp's save.

In the tournament's first game this evening, Richmond (2-2-0) beat Manhattan (1-3-0) by a 2-1 mark. The Spiders, who won both matches this weekend, got the winning goal in the final two minutes of regulation.

The Dukes are now 2-2-1. DU started the week at #10 in the initial National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic regional poll. Bowling Green is 1-3-1.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, Duquesne, which has already played (and lost to) no. 20 Michigan State, will travel to College Park, Md., for a 7:30 p.m. match with no. 7 Maryland (2-1-0).

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