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FINAL: Pitt 2, Detroit Mercy 0

FINAL: Pitt 2, Detroit Mercy 0

Pitt 2  vs Detroit Mercy 0

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9:05 – GAME OVER – Pitt wins 2-0

Pitt is now 3-3 overall. Up next, they travel to Louisville for a tough ACC match on Friday (7 pm kick).  Detroit Mercy drops to 1-6 overall.

8:26 – GOAL – Pitt 2-0

One minute later — it’s Marcony Pimintel with the second goal just seconds after Perez.

8:25 – GOAL – Pitt 1-0

Javi Perez finally breaks the scoreless tie

7:55 pm – Halftime — still 0-0

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • Pitt earned a 1-0 victory over VCU Wednesday, Sept. 12 at SportsBackers Stadium in Richmond, Va.
  • The Panthers lone goal of the match came from sophomore Edward Kizza, who added his fifth score of the season in the 21st minute off of a feed from sophomore Marcony Pimentel.
  • Pimentel finished the match with a team-high four shots and one assist, while senior Javi Perez and redshirt freshman Fiorre Mane notched two shots apiece. Kizza and sophomore Alexander Dexter each added one shot, with Kizza contributing the lone goal of the day.

KIZZA COMMANDING ATTENTION

  • Sophomore Edward Kizza is off to a hot start in the 2018 season.
  • Coming off a freshman season in which he scored four goals, Kizza has already notched five goals just five games into the 2018 slate.
  • The Kampala, Uganda native currently leads the team in shots (13), shots on goal (10), points (10) and goals (5).
  • Kizza netted three goals in Pitt’s second match of the season against Delaware Monday, Aug. 27, making him just the 20th player in program history to record a hat trick.
  • The sophomore’s goal in the opening minutes of the contest was also the quickest goal to start a game in school history, coming just 1:40 into the match and besting the previous record of 1:58 set in 2006.

SIZING UP THE 2018 SLATE

  • Pitt faces some tough competition in the 2018 season, with a schedule that includes 12 NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago.
  • The Panthers have already faced three ranked opponents this season in then-ranked No. 25 Colgate, No. 4 Akron and No. 5 North Carolina.
  • Of Pitt’s remaining 12 matches, six teams are currently ranked in the top 25 of the United Coaches Poll, while one other squad is receiving votes.

THE SERIES – DETROIT MERCY

  • The Panthers and Titans have met each other just once in program history.
  • The two teams recorded a 0-0 tie Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

SCOUTING THE TITANS

  • Detroit Mercy enters Tuesday’s match with a 1-5 overall record, including a 0-2 mark in Horizon league play.
  • The Titans are led by head coach Nicholas Deren, who enters his 10th season with the program. Deren has compiled a 57-80-27 (.430) record during his time at Detroit Mercy.
  • Through six games, sophomore’s Daniel Iyok and Mohamad Miri lead the team in goals with one apiece.
  • In goal, two keepers have split time in freshman Evan Mazurek and redshirt freshman Devin Mendez.
  • In three games played, Mazurek has collected 13 saves while allowing four goals. Mendez has recorded 10 saves while giving up five goals in his three matches.

 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets including 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 United States. 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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