Oct. 4, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team (0-5-2) will travel to Charlottesville for a conference match with the Virginia Cavaliers (5-3-1) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at Klockner Stadium.
The Panthers are coming off a 2-1 loss at home against Xavier Tuesday night. Freshman Kevin Murray tallied his first career goal late in the contest but it wasn’t enough to overcome the two goal deficit.
Defensively, Dan Lynd has been solid in net for Pitt as he leads the ACC with 6.50 saves per game.
Virginia is coming off of a 2-1 double overtime win against No. 23 VCU on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers are now unbeaten in their last five matches and have won three consecutive contests’.
Offensively, UVA is led by Eric Bird who has 11 points on four goals and three assists. The offense doesn’t stop there however as both Darius Madison, three goals and one assist, and Jordan Allen, two goals and three assists, each have seven points on the year.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jeff Gal has been impressive between the pipes so far for the Cavaliers. His four shutouts tie for the conference lead in that category and he also boats an impressive 1.17 goals against average.
This will mark the third career meeting between Virginia and Pitt with the Cavaliers winning the previous two matchups 3-0 in 1982 and 2-0 in 2002. This will however be the inaugural ACC match between these two programs.
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