Sep 5, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team (0-0-2) will kick off its debut season in the ACC when it travels to Raleigh, N.C., to face North Carolina State (1-0-0) on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Panthers are coming off a pair of ties against Oakland and Longwood this past weekend. On Friday, Pitt tied Oakland, 2-2, in front of a record crowd of 1,388. Ryan Myers and Chu Chu Onyeukwu scored the goals for the Panthers. On Sunday, Pitt and Longwood played to a scoreless draw with Dan Lynd earning the first shutout of his career.
North Carolina State is coming off of a 2-0 victory at Campbell in its season opener. A pair of freshmen, Davi Ramos and Clement Simonin, scored for the Wolfpack, while senior Fabian Otte tailed five saves to post the shutout.
Pitt and NC State have met twice in the history of the two programs. The Panthers fell 2-1 in the inaugural meeting in 1955 but got redemption the next year with a 4-1 victory over the Wolfpack.