Baker's goal vs. Seton Hall marked the fifth of his career.
Oct. 13, 2007
Seton Hall got on the board early, tallying their first goal of the day in the ninth minute. Forward Eliseo Giusfredi sent a hard shot towards Pitt goalkeeper Jordan Marks (
A pile-up ensued in front of the net, as Pirates forward Andrew Welker came away with the ball. Welker drilled a shot past Marks, giving Seton Hall the 1-0 advantage.
In the 12th minute, Pitt defender Pat Kerr (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) narrowly missed tying the game with a shot that went just wide-left of the Seton Hall goal.
Minutes later, the Pirates had an opportunity to extend their lead when Austin Nyquist took a wide-open shot from the right side of the Panther net. Pitt midfielder E.J. McCormick (
The Pirates answered with an insurance goal in the 19th minute. Giusfredi recorded his second assist of the day as he passed the ball downfield to teammate Steven Rose. Rose found midfielder Brayan Martinez on the left side of the Pitt goal, as
The Panthers had another scoring opportunity narrowly miss when Kerr took a free kick in the 35th minute, passing the ball downfield to freshman Connor Malone (
Following halftime, the Panther offense picked up as Pitt would go on to outshoot the Pirates 9-2 in the second period. The offensive surge finally paid off in the 88th minute when Baker (
Baker's goal was not enough, however, as Pitt fell by a final score of 2-1. The Panthers outshot the Pirates in the game 14-10, as Seton Hall goalkeeper Paul McHenry notched five saves.
The Panthers will host cross-town rival Duquesne on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in a 7 p.m. matchup at Founders Field before continuing Big East play on Sunday, Oct. 21, as