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Pitt falls to Ohio State on late goal in opener

From University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department report

Pittsburgh men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in its season opener against Ohio State Fridaynight. The Buckeyes netted the game-winner with 35 seconds remaining in regulation to secure the win at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.


Despite the loss, Pitt dominated the majority of the match, recording 16 total shots, five of which were on goal. Ohio State attempted six with just two on goal.


Freshman Marcony Pimentel provided a spark to the Panther offense, sending in four shots with one on goal. Sophomore Josh Coan and senior Pol Planellas both recorded three shots respectively.


In goal, redshirt sophomore Mikal Outcalt made just one save as the Buckeyes took six total shots with two on goal.


Pitt’s offensive threat earned them five corners to Ohio State’s three. Of the five corner kicks, four Panthers were able to get shots off but couldn’t get anything past the Buckeye defensive line.


Pitt resumes action in Columbus Sunday, Aug. 28 when it faces James Madison at 4 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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