Nov. 2, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team (0-10-4/0-8-2 ACC) dropped a 3-0 decision to Duke (7-4-6/2-3-5 ACC) this evening at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
“Early on they won every ball and then we made some moves and things turned around in the second half,” said head coach Joe Luxbacher. “We talked to the guys about being ready and we just didn’t compete in a couple of key areas.”
Duke jumped out to an early lead when they were awarded and capitalized a penalty kick in the 17th minute off a Panther hand ball inside the box.
After the Blue Devils added another goal less than five minutes later to push the score to 2-0, Pitt had one of its best chances of the match when Julian Dickenson sent a shot on goal which was corralled by the Duke keeper.
The Blue Devils tacked on another goal in the 30th minute and took a 3-0 lead into the lockerroom.
Pitt came out with more fire in the second half getting shots from Kevin Murray and Chris Davis within the first 15 minutes of play as it tried to claw back into the match. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Duke’s keeper was equal to the task on both attempts and the match ended 3-0
Dan Lynd again played solidly in goal in the losing effort making eight saves.
The Panthers will return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when they host Howard in their final home contest of the season at 7 p.m. at Ambrose Urbanic Field.