PITTSBURGH, P.A..- The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team fell to the University of Pittsburgh 3-0 in the season opener on Aug. 30 at Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field.
For the Panthers, Kevin Murray, Dan Prete, and Patrick Dixon each scored one goal apiece in the winning effort.
The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute when Pitt’s Ryan Myers had a corner kick to the far post, where it was headed by Brandon Kolczynski to Murray in the center of the box for a head-in of his own.
Pitt scored the second goal of the night shortly later in the 33rd minute when Cory Werth beat his defender to the baseline and had a crossing pass to Prete for the quick goal.
The Panthers scored the final goal of the match on a penalty kick on a hand ball in the box in the 53rd minute of play where Dixon put the ball past PC goalie Johnny Archer (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic H.S.) to the left.
Pitt had a 23-9 shot advantage over the Blue Hose, as well as a 19-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Dan Lynd was the winning goalkeeper for Pitt, with two saves. PC’s Archer was tacked with the loss, snagging seven saves, but also allowing three goals. Blue Hose goalie Connor Behrend (St.Simons Island, Ga./Glynn Academy) also saw some time in goal, making one save in this 12 minutes of play.
The Blue Hose will return home on Sept. 6 for the first home match of the year against Wofford at Martin Stadium at 2 p.m.