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@Pitt_MSOC Surrender Late Goal, Lose to BC, 1-0 #PGHSoccer

In a high intensity Friday night ACC matchup, the Pitt men’s soccer team fell to Boston College, 1-0, after the Eagles netted the lone goal in the 89th minute.


With the loss, the Panthers fall to 2-8-2 overall and 0-4-1 in ACC play, while the Eagles move to 6-3-1 and 2-2-1 in conference action.

“It wasn’t the result we’re looking for, but it’s progress,” head coach Jay Vidovich said.

“We were very tight defensively, particularly in the first half. We had a couple of half looks, but nothing registered on goal. In the second half, once again, we did a good job battling. The guys stayed tight and compact. We had a couple breaks down the flank on the counters and we just missed our opportunities on that. We were able to create a couple restarts as well. I can’t say it was against the grain of play, but I think [Boston College] got a good goal against us.”



Boston College attempted seven shots in the first half, but the strong Pitt defense held them off from getting any in goal. The Panthers attempted four shots in the second half, while the Eagles fired off eight. However, the Pitt defense continued to eliminate many scoring opportunities for Boston College.


The lone goal of the night came in the 89th minute off the foot of Callum Johnson. He received a ball up the field on the left side from Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel and placed it in the lower right corner.


Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Mikal Outcalt made four saves on the night.


“We made progress in terms of a full game effort and in terms of the way we’re building the play and creating chances. I thought we did a better job of that and we had four really good looks at goal,” said Vidovich.


The Panthers play the following three matches on the road, starting at Penn State Tuesday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. tilt.

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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