Sept. 20, 2001
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh men's soccer team dropped its third consecutive decision in a 2-0 loss at West Virginia Wednesday night in Morgantown, W.Va.
The game remained close throughout the first 89 minutes, but the Mountaineers added an insurance goal in the final minute after picking up their first tally at the 24:16 mark.
Nick Burke scored on a pass from Roberto D'Uillse past Panther goalkeeper Justin Gaul (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./William Tennent) to give West Virginia a 1-0 advantage. With just 36 seconds left in the game, Chin Orih notched his third goal of the season for the Mountaineers to account for the final score.
Gaul made six saves in net for the Panthers. He came into the game tied for 18th in the nation with 6.25 saves per game. West Virginia goalkeeper Chris McKinney made four saves for his first career shutout.
The Panthers (1-4, 0-2 Big East) were outshot, 17-8, and had as many corner kicks as the Mountaineers with four apiece.
Pittsburgh returns home to face Villanova on Sunday at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale, Pa. Game time is 1 p.m.