The Pirates win often by a 1-0 score and so does Duquesne men’s soccer provided Sam Frymier is on his game. The Dukes won twice this weekend where the goalkeeper had little room for error and he rose to the occasion.
Frymier made 9 stops on Sunday against Immaculate Word including a penalty and two point blank shots where he was the last man to beat. Both times he left his line to cut down the shot and pushed them wide with a one handed swipe. He was always in great position for the save and to make a play at potentially dangerous balls into the box. He made three saves in the Howard win. During the Dukes cleansheet spree to begin the season, Duquesne have been out shot three out of four games, another great testament to quality they’ve gotten from Frymier.
And his hot start has not escaped the attention of some writers outside of Pittsburgh. He was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News. They write:
Frymier has anchored a Duquesne defense that has recorded four consecutive shutouts. The Dukes are off to a 4-0-0 start for the first time in the history of the program.
The same publication has the Dukes receiving votes in the top 30.