Panthers Welcome Alfred State for Midweek Home Contest

Panthers Welcome Alfred State for Midweek Home Contest

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will continue on its home stand as Alfred State comes to the Kessel Athletics Complex on Wednesday.

The Panthers hosted their first two games of the season this past weekend.

In Friday's matchup against Allegheny, both teams battled but the Gators ultimately came out on top, 1-0.

Derrick Brock made 13 total saves in the contest, posting a .929 save percentage. 

On Saturday, Pitt-Bradford pressed and created many scoring opportunities – especially in the second half – but could not get one through.

On the week, Brock made 25 total saves and was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The Accra, Ghana, native has 41 total saves this season to lead all AMCC keepers.

Ryuta Hayakawa leads the team with seven shot attempts and Ethan Acaster follows close by with five on the year.

Wednesday's game will serve as the first part of a doubleheader with the Pitt-Bradford women's team. The men's kickoff is set for 3 p.m. with the women's game vs. Houghton immediately following.

About Alfred State:

  • After claiming a win in its first game of the season against SUNY Delhi (Sept. 1), Alfred State comes into the Kessel Athletics Complex after three straight losses.
  • The Pioneers have scored three goals this season, one each from Nathan Adamec, Ade Adesanya and Ku Reh.
  • Brandon Holley and Adesanya have made up the bulk of the shot attempts this season, leading the squad with six apiece. All four of Kory Zimmer's shots have gone on goal.
  • The Pioneers have a committee of goalkeepers they rotate through. Vinny Biancuzzo has played the most minutes with 135 and Johnny Starzee has played 130:04 minutes on the pitch. Zack Barker is the third keeper on the team and has played 94:56 minutes. Starzee leads the team with 10 saves, Biancuzzo has nine and Barker has saved five.