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Pitt responds for first ACC win, beating No. 18 NC State, 3-1

Robby Dambrot (22) and Marcony Pimentel (10) celebrate Pitt's first half goal (photo Pitt athletics)

Pitt 3, NC State 1

Box Score/Game Stats 

Pitt men’s soccer team has played a tough schedule for most of the early portion of the season. For the most part they kept coming up just short against top-tier teams, losing a host of 1-0 decisions to nationally ranked opponents Akron, North Carolina and Louisville.

On Tuesday, the Panthers turned the tables to pick up an important signature victory by holding serve at home in beating 18th ranked NC State, 3-1, to earn its first ACC win of the season.

After trailing early in the match, the Panthers responded.

Freshman Jackson Walti scored with a one-time shot off a deflection in the 20th minute, then 11 minutes later, Alexander Dexter found Marcony Pimentel to give the Panthers the lead.

Edward Kizza scored in the second half to provide the cushion that was needed.  It was Kizza’s team leading sixth goal of the season.


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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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