MEN’S SOCCER | BILLIKENS at DUQUESNE
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 • 6 p.m. CT
WHERE: Rooney Field • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
RECORDS: Saint Louis 2-5-1 (0-1-0 A-10), Duquesne (3-6-1, 1-0-0 A-10)
LIVE VIDEO: A-10 Digital Network
LIVE STATS: StatBroadcast
ABOUT THE MATCH
-- Saint Louis travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to face Duquesne Wednesday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference men’s soccer match. Game time is 6 p.m. (CT).
-- Saint Louis leads the all-time series against Duquesne 9-0. The team last met in 2014, a 1-0 SLU victory at Hermann Stadium.
BILLIKENS IN THE A-10
-- The Billikens are in their 13th season as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
-- Since 2005, SLU men’s soccer has claimed at least a share of the A-10 regular-season title five times.
-- The Billikens won the A-10 Championship in 2012 and 2009. SLU was the runner-up in 2013, 2006 and 2005.
ABOUT THE BILLIKENS
-- Saint Louis (2-5-1) has dropped its last outing 3-1 at home against UMass, the Billikens’ A-10 opener.
-- The Billikens defeated then-No. 5 Stanford Sept. 23 in front of more than 3,000 fans for Homecoming. Sophomore Leo Novaes and redshirt freshman Spencer Jones scored second-half goals for the Billikens.
-- Three Billikens were honored for their play in the Stanford game. Novaes was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Player of the Week, while Jones was tabbed the A-10’s co-Rookie of the Week. Junior Lennart Hein was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
-- Hein leads the team with four goals. Junior Jacob Krupp, Novaes and Jones follow with three points (1G, 1A) apiece.
-- Hein scored the Billikens’ game-winning goal in a 1-0 triumph at Marquette. Krupp scored in the Billikens’ 2-1 overtime loss in the season opener against Syracuse. It was his first goal in a Billiken uniform. Krupp transferred to SLU after spending his freshman year at Memphis and his sophomore season at Jefferson College.
-- Freshman Patrick Wilkinson played a full 90 minutes at Marquette and received the Atlantic 10 Conference men’s soccer Rookie of the Week award for his effort in the shutout victory.
-- Twenty-two Billikens have seen playing time at some point this season, including nine student-athletes who appeared for the Bills for the first time in their careers.
-- Senior goalkeeper Sascha Otte has 28 saves on the season. He is tied for second nationally among active NCAA Division I goalkeepers with 23 career shutouts.
-- The Billikens finished 7-8-3 last season. SLU posted a 6-2 record in Atlantic 10 Conference play to win the A-10 regular-season title. Sophomore Saadiq Mohammed is SLU’s leading returning scorer after scoring three goals – all game-winners in conference play – a season ago.
-- Head coach Mike McGinty is in his eighth season at Saint Louis. The reigning A-10 Coach of the Year has a 76-52-14 record at SLU.
-- Up next, Saint Louis continues its three-game road swing with a Wednesday, Oct. 11, matchup against VCU in Richmond, Virginia.
ABOUT THE DUKES
-- Duquesne enters Wednesday’s match with a 3-6-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. The Dukes defeated La Salle 3-1 in the A-10 opener last Saturday.
-- Eight players have scored for Duquesne, led by Zach Hall, Jason Twum and Jallah Acqui with three goals each.
-- Last season, Duquesne went 8-5-5 overall and 3-2-3 in the league. The Dukes were eliminated by Fordham in the opening round of the A-10 Championship.