from Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC report
In their annual crosstown friendly Riverhounds SC ventured over to Ambrose Urbanic Field, battling the University of Pittsburgh’s men’s team to a 1-1 draw on Friday.
Steevan Dos Santos supplied the tally for the Hounds. This match marked the first time the squad has given up a goal in preseason play (379 straight shutout minutes).
Both teams traded goals with the Panthers scoring first in the opening-45 minutes. Fielding a pass from the right side of the field, the Atlantic Coast Conference team beat goalkeeper Kyle Morton with a shot from the left-center of the 18-yard box in the 19th minute.
Afterward, the Hounds struck back in stoppage time. Dos Santos blasted a shot into the back of the net from just inside of the left side of the penalty box.
In the second half, perhaps the Hounds’ best chance to break the 1-1 score was in the 89th minute. Thomas Vancaeyezeele blasted a shot at the edge of the 18-yard box, and the ball just curved high of the crossbar.
Riverhounds SC will next play Bethlehem Steel FC at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. All matches at Highmark Stadium are free to attend for the public.
First half – Kyle Morton – Ryan James, Uchenna Uzo, Jordan Skelton, Jordan Dover – Kevin Kerr, Mouhamed Dabo – Mathias Vidangossy, Devyn Jambga – Christian Volesky, Steevan Dos Santos
Second half – Ben Lundgaard – Caleb Smith, Tobi Adewole, Daniel Mukuna, Dani Rovira – Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Sammy Kahsai – Kevin Itabel [Mouhamed Dabo (Noah Franke)], Nazeem Bartman, Anthony Velarde – Neco Brett
UPITT – 19’
PIT – Steevan Dos Santos 45’+