Oct. 6, 2007
STORRS, CONN.-The Pitt men's soccer team fell 4-0 to No. 2 Connecticut Saturday evening at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Forward O'Brian White notched three goals for the Huskies as Connecticut captured its eighth shutout-win of the season. With the loss, the Panthers fell to 1-8-2 overall and 0-4-1 in the Big East while the Huskies improved to 11-1-0 and 5-1-0.
O'Brian recorded his first goal of the night in the 26th minute off a header, giving Connecticut a 1-0 lead. Teammate Mike Pezza passed to midfielder Toni Stahl who sent a long cross in front of the left side of the net where O'Brian was waiting.
Minutes later, O'Brian scored again from six yards out, moving the score to 2-0 in favor of the Huskies. Connecticut would score one more before the conclusion of the half when forward Ryan Cordeiro's shot from 20 yards out found the top right corner of the Panther net, as the Huskies went into halftime with a 3-0 lead.
O'Brain tallied one last goal in the 60th minute with a shot from 15 yards out for the game's final of 4-0. The Huskies outshot the Panthers 17-6 in the contest.
Freshmen Joe Prince-Wright (Southampton, England/Weston Park/Itchen College) and Chris Cline (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) each recorded a shot-on-goal for the Panthers, while Pitt goalkeeper Eric Barnes (Aiken, S.C./South Aiken/George Mason) tallied five saves.
The Panthers will travel back to Founders Field Wednesday night for the start of a five-game home stand as they host at No. 8 West Virginia at Founders Field at 7 p.m. The Panthers will then take on Seton Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m.