Brian Bao Leads Pitt-Bradford Men Past Pitt-Greensburg

Brian Bao Leads Pitt-Bradford Men Past Pitt-Greensburg

Brian Bao scored a pair of first half goals and the Pitt-Bradford men's soccer team defeated Pitt-Greensburg 3-1 Saturday. It was the Panthers' first victory of the season.

Despite being outshot 30-14, the Panthers made the most of their opportunities, connecting for three first half goals.

Bao opened the scoring in the 15th minute, dribbling past a pair of Bobcat defenders in the box and finishing in the lower corner for his first tally of the season. He would add a second in the 40th minute on a ball played through the middle of the defense by Noah Black. Bao was denied on his first shot by Pitt-Greensburg's goalkeeper, but he quickly corralled the rebound and buried it, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead.

The advantage ballooned to three on Steven McFetridge's header in the 42nd minute. Selorm Agbemabiese was credited with the assist after sending a perfect pass into the box from the left side of the pitch.

Pitt-Greensburg converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute for its only score, and the Panther defense would pitch a shutout the remainder of the match.

Colin Frownfelter finished with 11 saves for to earn the win in net.

The win also marked the first of Nathan Whitehurst's coaching career, who was pleased with the Panthers' ability to finish scoring opportunities.

"We played very well as a team today and finished chances, something we have struggled with up until now," Whitehurst said.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 1-8 on the season and 1-1 in the AMCC. The Panthers host Hilbert Wednesday at 3 p.m.