Sep 1, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team (0-0-2) tied Longwood (0-1-1), 0-0, this afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Dan Lynd made three saves and earned his first career shutout in goal for the Panthers.
“We did some good things this weekend,” said Pitt head coach Joe Luxbacher. “Today, we dominated the game, outshot them 20-5, and had some quality chances that we didn’t finish. Against Oakland, we had some quality chances that we didn’t finish and that determines the outcome. We’ve got to play sharper in all respects.”
Pitt controlled the possession for the majority of the game and had some of the game’s better chances but were unable to find the back of the net while Lynd and a stingy defensive effort were able to keep the Lancers off the board resulting in the 0-0 draw.
“The guys played hard and were organized in the shutout today,” Luxbacher said. “The fact is all of these games are going to be decided by three or four plays and opportunities. If we play well defensively we’ll be in the game and then you get chances, like we had today, and you’ve got to capitalize and put the ball away. We don’t want to focus on that negative because we are creating chances and playing pretty good defense but the fact is that we’ve got to be sharper and that’s what we’ll focus on in training this week.”
The Panthers will return to action on Friday, September 6, when they begin their ACC schedule with a trip to North Carolina State (1-0).