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Hounds shut out Lansing Ignite FC, 2-0 for fifth preseason win

from Riverhounds SC report

Riverhounds SC defeated Lansing Ignite FC, 2-0, on Sunday at Highmark Stadium.

Striker Steevan Dos Santos put the Hounds up 1-0 in the 22nd minute, and trialist Nazeem Bartman tacked on another in the 66th minute. Goalkeeper Kyle Morton recorded the shutout for the squad.

“We’re getting fitter, but we still have a long ways to go in these last two weeks,” head coach Bob Lilley said. “It’s nice to get a second goal today, but it’s all about creating chances consistently and I don’t think we’re doing that.”

The Hounds broke the 0-0 score during the 22nd minute. Gathering a rebound off the crossbar from the edge of the six-yard box, Dos Santos placed the ball into the back of the net by the Lansing goalkeeper. This tally marks the forward’s third goal of the preseason.

In the second half, Bartman was on the receiving end of a pass from Anthony Velarde. Bartman struck the ball home for his second goal in two games.

Riverhounds SC has one last preseason game remaining and will battle Toronto FC II at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Highmark Stadium. This match will be free to attend for the public.

Lineups:

First half– Kyle Morton – Caleb Smith, Tobi Adewole, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Dani Rovira – Mouhamed Dabo, Sammy Kahsai – Ethan Kutler, Anthony Velarde, Noah Franke – Steevan Dos Santos

Second half– Kyle Morton – Caleb Smith (Ryan James), Tobi Adewole (Joe Greenspan), Thomas Vancaeyezeele (Uchenna Uzo), Dani Rovira (Jordan Dover) – Mouhamed Dabo (Robbie Mertz), Sammy Kahsai (Kenardo Forbes) – Ethan Kutler (Kevin Kerr), Anthony Velarde (Noah Franke), Noah Franke (Eti Tavares) – Steevan Dos Santos (Nazeem Bartman)

Scoring Summary:

PIT – Steevan Dos Santos 22’

PIT – Nazeem Bartman 66’ (Anthony Velarde)

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, and more. 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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