@HerdMSoccer Set to Tangle With Dukes Will Face Duquesne Friday in Pittsburgh

Updated 5 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall men's soccer team (1-1-0) will travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to take on the Duquesne Dukes (1-0-0) at 7 p.m.


The Herd split its opening weekend on the road in Michigan. In its regular-season opener, Marshall lost 2-0 to Western Michigan. The team rallied to win its second game of the season, a 1-0 overtime victory at Detroit.


Freshman defender Chris Taibi (Wantagh, N.Y.) scored the Herd's first goal of the season - the winner in overtime against Detroit in the 96th minute - which came in only his second appearance and first start. The goal came from a free kick delivery by senior Jack Hopkins (Birmingham, Ala.), which Taibi headed in from five yards out.


Sophomore goalkeeper Dominik Reining (Frankfurt, Germany) made a big impact on Sunday's win at Detroit. Reining made eight saves, including six in the second half en route to a shutout.

During the first 12 minutes of the second half, Reining was forced into making four saves. He also stayed strong in the late stages of the game, making two crucial saves on Detroit's Tommy Bowman in the 87th and 88th minutes.


The Dukes are 1-0-0 after beating Niagara, 3-1, on the road. Redshirt senior Colin Phillips scored two goals on six shots, including the game winner. Junior Diego Vieira scored the other goal.

In 2014, the Dukes were 8-7-3, and 3-4-1 in the Atlantic 10.  The team was very successful at home, posting a 7-2 record at Rooney Field. Duquesne coach Chase Brooks is in his third season with the team.


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