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@PITT_MSocc Battle To 1-1 OT Draw With Duke #ACC #PGHSoccer

The Pitt men’s soccer team (1-5-2, 0-2-1 ACC) battled its way to a 1-1 double overtime draw Friday night against the Duke Blue Devils (3-2-2, 0-2-1 ACC) at Koskinen Stadium. 
Just 24 seconds into the match, a foul was called on Outcalt in the box. Duke’s Brian White would take the penalty kick for the Blue Devils and got it past Outcalt for an extremely early lead, however Pitt would hold them to just that.
The Panthers responded in the 22nd minute off a corner kick by freshman Luca Mellor. With the ball scrambling around the in the penalty box, Mellor managed to push it past the Duke keeper.
Mellor’s goal was his third of the season and leads the team with six points.
Redshirt freshman Mikal Outcalt continued to show his growth in goal as he finished the night going 1-1 against penalty kicks, while making six total saves.
Duke concluded the game with an advantage in shots (16-8) and corners (6-3).
Pitt will remain on the road and travel to Farmville, Va., to meet Longwood Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.

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).

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