Aug. 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Behind two first half goals from freshman striker Kevin Angulo, the University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team defeated Duquesne University 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field in exhibition action.
The Panthers controlled the match from start to finish and held a 9-3 advantage in shots. Angulo's two first half goals came within one minute of each other at the 32 and 33 minute mark.
Pitt applied pressure from the onset and held an early 3-0 advantage in shots and also had three corner kicks within the first 10 minutes. The Panthers then took a 1-0 lead when Angulo found himself on a breakaway. His initial shot was saved by Duquesne keeper Sam Frymier, but Angulo was able to slot home the rebound.
Angulo then provided the Panthers with a 2-0 lead just one minute later when he received a perfectly weighted through ball from fellow freshman Hamish Law and beat Frymier top shelf to double Pitt's lead.
The Panthers were very organized throughout the contest and that resulted in just three shots for Duquesne. Pitt starting keeper Dan Lynd was mostly a spectator throughout his 45 minutes in net, while Braden Horton played the second 45 minutes and was called upon to make one save.
Today's match marked the final exhibition contest for the Panthers and they will open their 2014 campaign at home next Saturday night against Presbyterian.