Another Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC preseason match brought another three goals for the home side as they defeated USL Championship Eastern Conference foe Loudoun United, 3-0, at Highmark Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Wyatt Borso, Alex Dixon and William Eyang scored for the Riverhounds SC in the victory.
FINAL: Hounds 3, @LoudounUnitedFC 0.
A generally positive performance from our men, and we'll be seeing Loudoun again with points on the line on April 2!
— Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (@RiverhoundsSC) February 16, 2022
Wyatt Borso, Alex Dixon and William Eyang scored for the Hounds (2-0-0), who put a much more experienced side on the field for this match than in their preseason opener last weekend against Villanova.
Borso netted his second goal in as many games to open the scoring in the 24th minute. The 17-year-old forward received a diagonal ball forward on the right wing, and he placed the ball around the charging goalkeeper with his first touch.
The Hounds had other good chances in the first half, including two that struck the crossbar — a header by Russell Cicerone and a free kick by Kenardo Forbes just before the break.
Once again, the Hounds made multiple substitutions at the break, though some starters got a more extended run for the first time. Cicerone, Borso, midfielder/defender Dani Rovira, and defenders Jelani Peters and Robby Dambrot all got between 54 and 70 minutes, as the team begins to stretch out toward the March 12 season opener.
Dixon made the score 2-0 with a penalty kick in the 74th minute after Dane Kelly drew a hard foul in front of goal. It was the first goal of the preseason for Dixon, the Hounds’ assists leader in 2021.
Eyang wrapped up the scoring with his first goal in a Hounds uniform. The striker, who signed with the team as a free agent, turned to lose his defender at the top of the box and scored with a hard, left-footed shot that got inside the near post in the game’s final minute.
Next up for the Hounds, they’ll travel across town to face Pitt men’s soccer on Saturday at 1 p.m.