Amazing Andre lifts Denver past St. Louis

It took two goals goals from Andre Shinyashiki to propel the Pioneers (10-2-2) past the Saint Louis Billikens (5-3-6) in an evenly played match at CIBER Field. The teams played to an even 0-0 draw in a physical first 45 minutes.

Denver drew first blood at 54:17 when Andre Shinyashiki took the penalty kick on a St Louis foul in the box to make it 1-0, Pioneers. Thirty seconds later, a quick Saint Louis counter by the midfielder John Klein knotted the match at 1-1.

DU seemed to gain a slight advantage as the second half wound down but missed on several excellent opportunities. However, a beautiful cross into the box by Moshe Perez was headed into the net by Andre at 83:32 for a Denver 2-1 advantage.  Denver ran clock to close out the game. In the waning seconds, a rifle shot by the Billikens goalkeeper Seth Steibel who had pulled up field – but the strike sailed wide left.

Shinyashiki continues to hold the NCAA scoring lead ahead of Cal Jennings from the University of Central Florida who has 18. DU outshot the visitors 12-10 and had 16 fouls to 17 fouls for the Billikens in a hard fought match.

Denver travels to Palo Alto this Friday to play Stanford and finishes up the Summit League regular season the following Saturday, November 3rd against Oral Roberts on Senior Day.

2 thoughts on “Amazing Andre lifts Denver past St. Louis”

  1. Andre is certainly amazing indeed, but the top teams have found ways to deny him opportunities.

    DU must have guys like Perez and Akamatsu scoring instead of hitting posts and crossbars, as they did last night.

    Pios are now #23 in the RPI, and I think they probably need a win or a tie at Stanford plus running the table against the Summit League teams remaining in the regular season and tournament if they expect to even contend for a bye/host in the NCAA tournament.

    1. I agree with Puck on what’s needed for a bye/home game. We better score first at Stanford because they can play defense as well as anyone. This year’s DU Soccer is reminiscent of LSU hoops when Pistol Pete lit it up almost every night. Lots of very strong non-power 5 conference teams in soccer this year west of the Mississippi- DU, AFA, St. Mary’s, Creighton and Portland.

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