Sept. 18, 2009
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team dropped its Big East Conference opener 1-0 tonight against the University of Cincinnati at Gettler Stadium.
The Bearcats (5-1, 1-0 Big East) got on board early in the first period with Mark Konitsch recording his second goal of the season with a shot to the bottom right corner that snuck behind goalie Keegan Gunderson. Branden Stelmak and Matt Bahner were both credited with the assist.
Cincinnati held an overwhelming advantage in every offensive category, outshooting Pitt 24-3, including 11-0 in shots on goal.
Gunderson made a career-high 10 saves in his third consecutive start of the year for the Panthers (1-5,0-1 Big East).
The Panthers will continue action on the road with a Sunday afternoon contest at the University of Louisville. Pitt and the Cardinals are slated for a 1 p.m. start time.