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@Pitt_MSOC End Season With 4-0 Loss to Syracuse in #ACC 1st Rd


The Pitt men’s soccer team fell 4-0 Wednesday night to No. 7 Syracuse at the SU Soccer Stadium in the first round of the 2016 ACC Tournament.


With the loss, the Panthers finish the season 2-13-3 overall and 0-6-2 in conference play, while the Orange advance to the quarterfinals with an overall record of 11-3-3 and 3-2-3 against ACC opponents.


Syracuse struck early on in the 11th minute as they capitalized on a hard touch by redshirt freshman Jacob Rooth in goal. Rooth received a pass back from his teammate and Chris Nanco was able to get a foot on the ball and push it into the net. The Orange tacked on one other goal in the 21st minute off the foot of Nanco again.


The second half also featured two goals by the Orange, both of which were scored in traffic in the box. The first came in the 64th minute off the foot of Jonathan Hagman. He collected a loose ball on the left side and buried into the back corner. Hagman struck again in the 71st minute as he put in a rebounded shot off the crossbar.


Pitt attempted eight shots on the night and earned four corners. Rooth made five saves through the 90 minutes.


Syracuse moves on to the quarterfinals and will face Clemson Sunday, Nov. 6.

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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