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Pitt ends in scoreless stalemate at Boston College

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Pitt men’s soccer opened up road ACC play Friday night in Newton, MA against Boston College, as they ended up settling for a 0-0 draw.

The Panthers (2-2-0, 1-0-1 ACC) tallied seven shots with two shots on goal, as goalkeeper Cabral Carter earned his second straight clean sheet and third of his career.

The first chance of the match came off the foot of Boston College’s Xavier O’Neil in the 28th minute. Pitt’s Cabral Carter was able to fend it off and make an unbelievable save to keep the match scoreless early

The Panthers defended well off of corners as the Eagles accounted for five corner kicks in the first half but were unable to convert on any of them

Pitt’s first chance of the match came in the 39th minute as Michael Sullivan rocketed one to center of the net, however it was corralled by BC’s Brennan Klein

BC had an opportunity with only 10 seconds remaining in the first half as midfielder Alfie Hughes tried to throw one on net. He would be denied by defenseman Mateo Maillefaud who blocked it as time ran out

In the 80th minute of this contest, Pitt’s Luka Kozomara struck one to the bottom left corner of the BC net but was unable to finish as the game stayed knotted at zero a piece

Pitt defense stood on its head again as they were able to defend four more BC corners in the second half, BC totaled nine corner kicks for the match

Cabral Carter made one final save for the Panthers in the 89th minute as BC threw their second and final shot on goal with 86 seconds left in the match


  • The Panthers edged out the Eagles out by a total of 7-6 in the shots department, while BC had nine corners compared to Pitt’s two
  • Cabral Carter earned his second straight clean sheet and the third of his career as he finished with two saves
  • Michael Sullivan and Luka Kozomara each recorded two shots on the night, as Jackson GilmanRaphael Cilli and Luis Sahmkow all recorded one shot a piece


  • Record vs. BC – 6-12-3 all-time. Pitt has not lost to BC since 2016. Pitt is 3-6-1 in Boston.
  • Carter’s two saves on two shot attempts was his second consecutive clean sheet match and the third of his career
  • Cilli tied his season-high for shots with his shot in the 19th minute


  • The Panthers return home Monday, Sept. 18 as they welcome FDU to Ambrose Urbanic Field for a 7:00 pm kick on the ACC Network Extra.

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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