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Riverhounds Post Match: Interviews with Bob Lilley, Albert Dikwa plus Twitter reaction to 3-2 win vs FC Tulsa

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The Riverhounds SC continued in its pursuit of finishing at the top of the standings by outlasting FC Tulsa, 3-2, at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.

With the win, the Hounds stay ahead of Tampa Bay, by three points, with the two teams set to meet next Saturday, at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL.   Both teams have two games remaining in the season, next week, and on October 14.

Takeaways: Powered by strong connections in final third, Albert Dikwa brace, and record crowd, Riverhounds top Tulsa, 3-2

Following the match, Pittsburgh Soccer Now was there to get reaction from Hounds Head Coach Bob Lilley and forward Albert Dikwa (see below), who added his 18th and 19th goals of the season to build on the lead in the race to earn the USL Championship’s Golden Boot.  Kenardo Forbes also added an assist to boost his total to 10 for the season, good for a tie in the league lead and Dani Rovira had the other assist, his fifth of the season.

The Hounds also wrapped up their regular season home schedule, by surpassing the club’s regular season attendance record, following Saturday night’s attendance of 6,240, they ended up averaging 5,012 fans per match in 17 home league regular season matches.

“We are here to win for them. They came out for us all season. And we are grateful for their support. They really do make a difference,” Albert Dikwa.

POST MATCH INTERVIEWS (Bob Lilley and Albert Dikwa)


Twitter Reaction #PITvTUL

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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