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LIVE: Pitt 2, Monmouth 0, 2nd

NCAA Males’s Soccer Event 

No. 2 Pitt (13-3) vs Monmouth (6-2-1) 

Sunday, Might 2, 2021  |  8 p.m.  |  Bryan Park, Greensboro, North Carolina


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Pitt with edge in pictures (8-3, 4-2 on track)

39′ — GOAL PITT 2, Monmouth 0

Bryce Washington converts the nook kick with a wonderfully positioned header slotted inside far submit.

38′ — Monmouth with harmful cross in from left facet.  Loeffelsend goes down too.  Nook kick for Monmouth

32′ — Noel fouled outdoors field.  Panthers’ with free kick from 30 yards.   Fairly attention-grabbing free kick designed play. Whereas bunch of Panthers rush towards aim, Petkovic performs ball to Bryce Washington who steps again, then one-time chips it over to Noel, who was unmarked on far submit facet, however his shot from 15 yards goes over the bar.

25′ – GOAL – Valentin Noel – good service and Noel makes the peerlessly timed run.

It was a vertical ball performed excessive from Raphael Crivello,

Panthers now lead Monmouth 1-0

Pitt is 13-0 once they’ve scored 1st.

twelfth aim of season.

24′ – When Monmouth brings the excessive press, they’ve rattled Pitt’s again line just a few instances into making some errors. Panthers is perhaps taking part in a bit too deliberate in attempting to play it out.

22′ — After sitting again for a lot of stretches of the primary 10-Quarter-hour, Pitt is now seizing possession for longer stretches, however they will’t get something moving into last third.

19′ —  Mirkovic makes an attempt a shot from distance as Pitt has began to take extra management of possession within the match.

16′ — Simply as he was in stretches of the final match vs Clemson, Bertin Jacquesson has been probably the most inventive attacking choice for Pitt, creating just a few crosses and a shot on track after some good particular person work on fringe of field.

14′ — Consecutive corners for Monmouth leads to Nico Campuzano having to punch the ball away on effectively positioned balls to close, then far submit areas.

12′ — Pitt’s Bertin Jacquessen with some good particular person talent work to get into field and create a pleasant shot on body.

5′ — Monmouth not backing down. Bringing loads of excessive strain and have been into the field a pair instances already.

Pitt’s Beginning XI

Monmouth Beginning XI


Pitt males’s soccer workforce opens the NCAA Males’s Soccer Championship in opposition to Monmouth within the second spherical Sunday night at Bryan Park.

The Panthers earned the quantity two general seed within the NCAA Event after ending the common season 13-3 general and 9-1 in ACC play. Pitt earned a visit to the ACC Championship Ultimate in November and have been named Coastal Division champions following the spring marketing campaign.

Monmouth enters the competition 6-2-1 general and winners of the MAAC Event, incomes the automated bid from the convention. The Hawks defeated Bowling Inexperienced, 2-1, Thursday night to advance to the second spherical.

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Pitt Sport Notes


–        The Panthers earned its highest spot in program historical past within the NCAA Event, receiving the No. 2 general seed.

–        The Event look is the fourth in class historical past and second-straight, beforehand making it in 1962, 1965 and 2019.

–        The Panthers enter with a file of 1-3 within the NCAA Event. Pitt’s first NCAA Event victory got here final season at dwelling in opposition to Lehigh (2-0).


–        Pitt has endured a file breaking 2020-21 marketing campaign with a number of accomplishments and milestones achieved all through.

–        The Panthers started the autumn season 7-0, one of the best begin to a season in program historical past. Pitt completed the autumn 7-1 and 4-0 in ACC play and earned a visit to the ACC Championship Ultimate, the primary in class historical past.

–        Pitt garnered a file three on the All-ACC Event workforce in sophomores Valentin NoelVeljko Petkovic and graduate scholar goalkeeper Nico Campuzano.

–        On Oct. 20, 2020, Pitt earned the No. 1 rating within the nation by way of the United Soccer Coaches Ballot. The highest spot was the primary and program historical past and simply the third athletics workforce at Pitt to be named No. 1 in its respective sports activities’ ballot (soccer, males’s basketball).

–        After starting the spring 1-1, Pitt tallied five-straight wins – all convention – to complete the spring common season 6-1 and 5-1 in league motion. The Panthers have been an ideal 4-0 at dwelling throughout that stretch, all of which have been shutouts.

–        A program file 10 gamers have been honored by the ACC and 14 awards have been handed to the Panthers after the common season. Pitt collected three Participant of the Yr awards, Coach of the Yr, three First Staff, three Second Staff, two Third Staff and two Freshman Staff accolades.

–        Many particular person data have been damaged as effectively, highlighted by sophomore Valentin Noel, who scored a aim in six straight contests and shattering the earlier Pitt file of three. Graduate scholar Jasper Löeffelsend and freshman Bertin Jacquesson every registered three assists at dwelling in opposition to Virginia Tech, tied for second most in a sport at Pitt.


–        The Atlantic Coast Convention launched its annual All-Convention Groups Wednesday, April 14, and Pitt earned a college file 10 All-ACC honorees, three Participant of the Yr awardees and Coach of the Yr.

–        Sophomore Valentin Noel was named ACC Offensive Participant of the Yr. The Niort, France, native ranks among the many greatest within the nation in main offensive classes, together with complete targets (third – 11), factors per sport (twenty second – 1.60), targets per sport (thirteenth – .73), complete factors (4th – 24) and shot accuracy (forty third – .529).

–        Graduate scholar Jasper Löeffelsend was named ACC Defensive Participant of the Yr. Löeffelsend has cemented himself as among the best passers within the nation, totaling seven assists (1st in ACC/fifth in nation). His .47 assists per sport ratio ranks second within the league. Löeffelsend, together with teammate Bertin Jacquesson, every tallied three assists at dwelling in opposition to Virginia Tech, each of which tied for second in program historical past for a single sport.

–        Freshman Bertin Jacquesson made an instantaneous impression when he arrived at Pitt within the fall, totaling 9 factors in his first three video games. Jacquesson was honored by the ACC with Freshman of the Yr. He has three targets, six assists, 29 pictures and 14 pictures on aim for the season.


–        The Pitt Panthers and Monmouth Hawks meet for the primary time in program historical past Sunday.

–        Pitt is 20-3-4 all-time in opposition to present MAAC competitors.


–        Monmouth enters the NCAA Event Second Spherical 6-2-1 general. The Hawks completed the common season 2-2-1 general and are at present on a four-game successful streak. Monmouth completed 2-2-1 in MAAC play.

–        The Hawks enter the match as the automated bid from the MAAC, defeating Niagara, Rider and Quinnipiac within the MAAC match to the convention title.

–        Monmouth defeated Bowling Inexperienced, 2-1, Thursday, Apr. 29 within the NCAA Event First Spherical. The victory was the primary in regulation within the NCAA Event in program historical past.

–        Sophomore ahead Julian Gomez leads the Hawk assault with six targets on the season. His complete targets completed first within the MAAC and at present ranks thirtieth within the nation. The attacker has scored a aim in every of his previous 5 video games.

–        The Hawks earned a number of All-MAAC awards, together with Defensive Participant of the Yr in George Akampeke and Co-Goalkeeper of the Yr in Sean Murray. Akampeke totaled one help and three pictures in eight video games performed this 12 months, whereas Murray stopped 33 pictures and tallied a .786 save proportion, each good for third within the MAAC.

–        Monmouth Head Coach Robert McCourt was named MAAC Coach of the Yr.

–        The Hawks enter the match with a top-20 offense, rating seventeenth in scoring offense (2.00) and their 1.78 assists per sport ranked first within the MAAC and thirty third within the nation.

John Krysinsky has coated soccer and different sports activities for a few years for numerous publications and media shops. He’s additionally writer of ‘Miracle on the Mon’ — a guide in regards to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the membership, notably the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative main as much as and centered round a outstanding match that helped present a spark for the franchise. John has coated sports activities for Pittsburgh Tribune-Overview, DK Pittsburgh Sports activities, Pittsburgh Sports activities Report, has served as coloration commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and labored with OPTA Stats and broadcast groups for US Open Cup and Worldwide Champions Cup matches held within the US. Krysinsky additionally served because the Head Males’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Level Park College, the place he led the Pioneers to the first-ever successful seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), affiliate head coach of Shady Aspect Academy boys (2009-2014).

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