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Hounds, Pitt battle to 1-1 draw

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

Scoring Summary:
UPITT – 19’
PIT – Steevan Dos Santos 45’+



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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