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#PITT Men Open Preseason With 2-0 Loss to #WVU

From Pittsburgh Panthers Athletic Department Reports
MORGANTOWN, WV – The Pitt men’s soccer team fell on the road at West Virginia, 2-0, Tuesday afternoon in its first of two exhibition games this season. 

“Today was a good opportunity to get back on the field, to play a top program on a great field and to test ourselves,” head coach Jay Vidovich said. “We had a lot of guys get minutes today and we saw some positive things out of our newcomers as well as some of the veterans with the program.”

Redshirt-freshman Mikal Outcalt got the starting nod in goal for the Panthers and escaped the first half scoreless, making two saves. The Mountaineers struck first in the 69th minute off of a free kick and again in the 87th minute.
 Pitt was unable to score, but attempted six shots with one on goal coming from sophomore Curren Page. The Panthers also had four corner kicks in the second half, thanks to a fresh set of Pitt players.
 The Panthers will play their first home exhibition game of the season Saturday, August 20 as it hosts cross-town foe Duquesne at 7 p.m. at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the Petersen Sports Complex.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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