PITTSBURGH – Pitt men’s soccer steps back into Big East play for the reminder of the season as the Panthers meet No. 5/11 Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex. The contest will be broadcast on WPTS Radio (92.1 FM).
Pitt (6-2-2) has dropped its last two contests after starting the season unbeaten through its first eight games. The squad has scored 15 goals in 10 games (1.5 per game), one more strike than registered in all of last season’s 18 games.
Freshman Nick Wysong and junior Nico Wrobel have scored five goals apiece for the Panthers this season, while five other players have scored a goal each. Both Wysong and Wrobel have earned Big East honors this fall with the former being named Rookie of the Week on Sept. 17 and the latter tabbed the league’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lee Johnston has 45 saves and is ranked ssecond in the Big East.
Georgetown (9-0-1) enters Saturday’s game following a 1-0 victory at James Madison in it last non-conference game on Tuesday, breaking the Dukes 15-game home win streak. The Hoyas – with their highest ranking ever – are also off to their best start in program history.
GU is led offensively by freshman Brandon Allen and senior Andy Riemer, who have totaled 11 of the team’s 16 goals. Allen is pacing the Big East in game-winners with five to his credit this season.
This is the 27th meeting between the Big East foes in program history with Georgetown holding a 20-6 lead in the series.
The match marks Youth Team Night. A face painter will be hand and a poster making station, as well Roc and the Pitt cheerleaders. During halftime, a shootout contest will take place.