Sept. 7, 2007
PITTSBURGH-The Pitt men's soccer team dropped a heart-breaking, double-overtime 2-1 decision to Wright State in its first game of the Pitt Invitational Tournament Friday evening at Founders Field. Wright State scored a goal in the 118th minute to claim the win.
The Panthers went up 1-0 when freshman defender Andy Kalas (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwim) scored off a header in the 17th minute. Shawn Wildman (Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) fed Kalas the ball off a free kick, tallying his first assist of the season, as Kalas notched his first career goal.
It took just over 50 minutes for the Raiders to respond when midfielder Milovan Milosevic stole the ball in the backfield and scored an unassisted goal, tying the game at 1-1 in the 68th minute.
The game remind tied through regulation and the first overtime period. It wasn't until the 118th minute that Wright State broke open the 1-1 game when defender Anthony Smerk served the ball to teammate Tony Labudovski, who headed in the game-winning goal.
Pitt goalkeeper Jordan Marks (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) finished seven saves on the day, while the Panthers tallied 13 shots. Wright State goalkeeper Tebias Mason compiled nine saves of his own, as the Raiders racked-up 18 shots.
Pitt falls to 0-3-1 on the season while Wright State improves to 2-1-0.
Earlier in the day, Binghamton and Robert Morris kicked off the Pitt Invitational as Binghamton captured a 1-0 win over the Colonials. Tournament play resumes Sunday when Wright State plays Robert Morris (3-1-0) at 12 p.m. Pitt faces Binghamton (3-0-0) in the final matchup of the tournament at 2:30 p.m.