Freshman Lewis Knight scored two goals in the Herd's 3-0 win over UNC Asheville.
Aug. 30, 2017
PITTSBURGH – The Marshall men’s soccer team hits the road for the first time in the 2017 season with a 280-mile trip north to take on the Duquesne Dukes Thursday night, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.
The match will be streamed for free through GoDuquesne.com.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall began the season with two home matches at Hoops Family Field. The Thundering Herd (1-1-0) took the first contest 3-0 over UNC Asheville (Aug. 25) and dropped the second, 1-0, to Evansville (Aug. 27).
In the win, freshman Lewis Knight scored two goals to help lead Marshall to the win. Freshman Jaime Izquierdo Roiz scored the final goal in the 81st minute and assisted on Knight’s first goal. Junior transfer Ben Martinez has played all 180 minutes in goal for the Herd and has recorded four saves and allowed just one goal. Senior Jascha Glueckschalt and sophomore Illal Osmanu have starred on defense, cutting off opponents’ opportunities and getting Marshall back on the attack.
The win over UNC Asheville was the first for head coach Chris Grassie at Marshall and the 100th of his career. Grassie racked up 99 wins in six seasons at the University of Charleston.
SCOUTING THE DUKES
Duquesne (1-1-0) started the season with a 4-2 loss at Saint Francis, but rebounded with a 5-0 home victory over Bloomsburg.
The Dukes are led in scoring by sophomore Jallah Acqui, two goals and one assist, and freshman Tyrese Edwards, two goals. Duquesne returns four of its top five scorers from 2016 as the squad looks to build off of its 8-5-5 season that ended in the first round of the Atlantic-10 tournament. Redshirt sophomore Scott Rissler has logged just over 120 minutes in goal while fellow redshirt sophomore received his first appearance at goalkeeper with 59 minutes in the win over Bloomsburg.
Marshall will return to Pittsburgh on Sunday Sept. 3, for a 1 p.m. match at Robert Morris.
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