Sept. 24, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Pitt men's soccer continues its homestand with a pair of games this week. Pitt (6-1-2) hosts the Midshipmen of Navy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex. This is the sixth meeting between Pitt and Navy in program history. The Midshipmen lead the series 0-5 and have captured wins in two of the past three meetings. The contest will be broadcast live on Pitt Panthers TV (Comcast 188/210).
Navy posted a unbeaten week last week, beating then No. 20 George Mason and topping Lafayette in its Patriot League opener. Joseph Greenspan was named a member of the CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week and was tabbled the Patriot League/BRINE Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. He had eight points (3 goals, 2 assists) in the Midshipmen’s two wins. Freshman Derek Vogel also earned honors on Monday, being named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
The Panthers wrap up the week with a home contest on Saturday, Sept. 29 against Big East foe Georgetown. The Hoyas, who also play on Tuesday evening (vs. JMU), are coming off a 1-0 win over Rutgers this past weekend in their conference starter. The game against Georgetown will wrap up a streak of four-straight games at Ambrose Urbanic Field and eight of the last nine for the Panthers.
Despite falling on Saturday, Pitt's win-lost-tied percentage is still one of the most productive in NCAA Division I, ranked 26th (out of 201). The Panthers - as a team- are ranked 23rd in save percentage (.844). Pitt has used a different starting 11 in each of its nine games.
Freshman Nick Wysong and junior Nico Wrobel are pacing the team with five goals each.