Nov. 3, 2007
MILWAUKEE-The Pitt men's soccer team fought to a 2-1, double-overtime win over Marquette Saturday evening in both teams' final game of the 2007 season. Freshman Justin Boehm scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers in the 107th minute as Pitt concluded its season with a 3-13-2 overall record and a 1-9-1 mark in the Big East. The Golden Eagles finished at 2-12-4 and 1-9-1.
Marquette notched the first goal of the game in the 20th minute when midfielder Scott Miller headed a throw-in from teammate Mike Carlson backward from five yards out, giving the Golden Eagles the 1-0 lead.
Pitt answered in the 36th minute when senior captain Matt Langton (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) connected with junior midfielder E.J. McCormick (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel). Langton passed the ball to McCormick who was waiting in front of the Marquette net. McCormick beat the Golden Eagle defender, scoring his fourth goal of the year and tying the game at 1-1.
The score remained unchanged through regulation and the first overtime period as neither team was able to find the back of the net.
Eric Barnes (Aiken, S.C./South Aiken/George Mason) replaced Pitt starting goalkeeper Jordan Marks (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) after the first half. Marks let up one goal while tallying three saves, as Barnes stopped Marquette's one shot-on-goal in the remaining 62 minutes of the game.
With less than three minutes left in the second overtime, Boehm (South Park, Pa./South Park) shot from 45 yards out, scoring the unassisted, game-winning goal as the Panthers claimed the 2-1 victory.
McCormick led the Panthers with three shots on the day, while Boehm, Ryan Brode (Setauket, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) and Shawn Wildman (Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) each tallied two of their own.
Tonight's game marked Pitt's second over-time win of the season with the first coming against Saint Joseph's on Sept. 17, when the Panthers defeated the Hawks 2-1. Pitt played a total of six overtime games in 2007 with a record of 2-2-2 in those contests.