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Riverhounds Postgame: Griffin elated to score first career goal at Highmark Stadium

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC came out firing on all cylinders early in the match, and made one of their shots count in defeating the Birmingham Legion FC, 1-0, at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.

Hounds’ ironman midfielder Danny Griffin scored the lone goal in the 4th minute of the match, while goalkeeper Kevin Silva posted his second clean sheet of the season while playing effectively in coming off his line got grab numerous crosses and long balls.

“Really happy with the performance. They (Birmingham) are a good team. Starting to build momentum. We were ready to play,” Lilley said. “We’ve done a good job here, when bouncing back after tough losses. We were able to do that again tonight. We’re glad to come away with the three points,”

It was Griffin’s first-ever goal at Highmark Stadium, even after logging more minutes and played more games than any other player on the club in the past three seasons.

“Amazing,” Griffin exclaimed. “Yeah, that’s the first one here. I got to do it in front of the Steel Army too.”

With the victory, the Hounds improve their record to 6-2-1 (19 points), as they ended the match with 57/43 possession edge and outshot Birmingham 18-10, with a huge 8-0 edge in shots on frame.

We have much more from Griffin and Lilley, as you can catch their complete interviews which aired on Pittsburgh Sports Live after the match below.

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In addition to our postgame coverage, look for Takeaways / Player Grades to follow our coverage on late Sunday/early Monday.

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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