Panthers head To Nazareth For Non-Conference Match Tuesday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will put conference play on hold and travel to Nazareth Tuesday to take on the Golden Flyers.

The Panthers are coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime win on Saturday against Penn State-Altoona in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener.

Steven McFetridge headed in the game-winning goal four minutes into the extra period. 

McFetridge's goal came off a corner kick taken by Matthew Perry from the left side of the field, bounced it in front of the left post and McFetridge stormed in and got a head on it, sending it just inside the post.

The 1-0 win was the team's first shutout of 2017, and for Derrick Brock, it was his first as the Panthers' keeper. 

McFetridge now has two goals on the year, the second-highest total on the team.

Ugwunna Amadi and Ryuta Hayakawa lead the team with the three goals apiece.

McFetridge, Amadi and Hayakawa lead the team in points with six each. 

Ethan Acaster has as many assists as McFetridge with two.

Brock continues to lead the conference in saves with 67 and his .728 save percentage is the sixth best of any keeper in the AMCC.

Tuesday night's action will begin at 7 p.m.

About Nazareth:

  • The Nazareth Golden Flyers welcome the Panthers with a 4-3-1 record, most recently falling to conference rival Elmira, 0-2, on Saturday.
  • Nazareth got all four of its wins in a row, capturing all four games from Sept. 6-16. As part of that win streak, Nazareth defeated AMCC rival D'Youville, 6-0 (Sept. 9).
  • Matt Gasbarre leads the team with three goals, and Mitchell Fors and Josh Crespo have two apiece.
  • In goal, Brian Wilkin has started all eight games and has made 40 saves while surrendering eight goals. Josh McNutt is the second keeper on the team and has played 24:44 minutes acquired in two appearances. He has saved all three shots he has faced.