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Pitt’s Raphaël Crivello, Filip Mirkovic Named to TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week

Junior defender Raphaël Crivello and sophomore midfielder Filip Mirkovic were named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Team of the Week for their performance in Pitt’s 4-0 shutout of Hofstra in the NCAA Tournament Third Round Saturday.

Crivello had a career day against the Pride, scoring two of Pitt’s four goals for the first multi-goal game of his career. He has a career-best eight points with three goals and two assists this season.

Mirkovic registered the first goal – and eventual game-winner – of the game in the 40th minute, putting the Pitt up 1-0 right before halftime. He assisted Crivello’s first goal of the game, putting his season point total to 11 (3 goals, 5 assists). Mirkovic has one goal and two assists in the NCAA Tournament so far.

The TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week award is the sixth for the Panthers this season. Since the start of the 2020 season, a Panther has received the weekly honor 22 times. This is the first weekly award for both Crivello and Mirkovic.

FINAL: Pitt 4, Hofstra 0 (NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament 3rd Round)

No. 5 seed Pitt heads to No. 4 seed Notre Dame Saturday, Dec. 4 for the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal. This is the third meeting between the Panthers and Fighting Irish this season and sixth in the past two seasons. Kick-off is slated for 5 p.m.

 

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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