This year the Quincy University Hawks have celebrated their 50th men’s soccer season by going undefeated, so far. The team is the 4th highest scoring and 3rd best in goals against average in all of Division 2. The Hawks began the season on a ten game winning-streak and have continued their run with two wins following a 1-1 draw against William Jewell College.
Their most recent victory was their most outstanding win of the season, with a 9-0 win over St. Joseph’s College (IN). Xhovani Dokaj and Jordan Roberts each netted a brace in that match, but the most impressive performance came from substitute Artan Emini, who scored a hat trick and assisted on two more.
Dokaj and Roberts have been the dynamo driving the Hawks forward this season and have accounted for eight of the team’s match winning goals. In his senior season, Roberts is having an incredible campaign, in which he has scored 13 goals in 13 games.
That goal per game strike rate has allowed the “White Mamba” to climb up the Division 2 goal rankings, and he currently sits in third. The English-born striker has a habit of taking shots from anywhere in the attacking area, attempting 100 shots this season.
Xhovani Dokaj is a St. Louis native that is now in his second season with the Hawks. Dokaj was a highly touted recruit that overcame a severe concussion to win the 2012 St. Louis All-Metro Play of the Year Award. Last season his eight goals and six assists earned him the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year award. He has already matched those marks and has improved on the goal total, currently standing with ten on the season.
The Hawks defense has also been spectacular this season and is led by their redshirt senior goalkeeper Drew Duncan. Duncan has conceded only five goals and risen to make 41 saves. Duncan and midfielder Robbie Tays have each played every minute this season for the Hawks. All of the defense have done their part to help keep ten clean sheets so far, including a seven match streak in which they did not concede a single goal.
Quincy has five matches remaining in their Great Lake Valley Conference schedule before the GLVC tournament and inevitable invite to the national tournament. The Hawks have risen to meet virtually every challenge set in front of them this season.
With a stable defense, top quality goaltender, and one of the best striker combinations in the country, the Quincy University Hawks are a serious contender for regional and national titles.