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Pitt’s Bertin Jacquesson earns honors for one goal, three assist performance

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From Pitt Athletic Department report

Sophomore midfielder Bertin Jacquesson was named to College Soccer News’ Team of the Week for his performance against Northern Illinois in the NCAA Tournament Second Round Sunday.

The Frenchman had a career day in Pitt’s 5-2 win over the Huskies, recording a goal and three assists. His assist total matched an NCAA Tournament single-game best and is the first player since 2018 to tally three assists in one match in an NCAA tournament contest. This is the second time in his career he has registered three assists in one match, doing so at home vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 10, 2020.

Jacquesson scored Pitt’s second goal of the evening that took the lead midway through the first half (2-1). He assisted Guilherme Feitosa’s goal – Pitt’s first of the night – and Valentin Noel and Alexander Dexter’s goals as well.

Pitt responds to NIU’s early goals with convincing 5-2 win to advance in NCAA tournament

Jacquesson has 11 assists for the season, which ties Eric Prex’s (1994) single-season assist record. The forward has 18 for his career in two seasons, a mark tied with teammate Jasper Löeffelsend for third all-time in Pitt history.

The No. 5 seed Panthers next host Hofstra in the NCAA Tournament Third Round Saturday, Nov. 27. Kick-off is slated for 4 p.m. on ACCNX.

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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