Panthers To Resume Conference Play At Pitt-Greensburg Friday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will head to Pitt-Greensburg for its second Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match of the season.

Pitt-Bradford enters the bulk of its conference season after playing its non-conference finale at Nazareth on Tuesday. 

Prior to Tuesday's match, the Panthers played their AMCC opener against Penn State-Altoona Saturday and claimed a thrilling 1-0 overtime win.

The victory was the Panthers' first shutout of the season, and gave them a win in their conference opener for the first time since the 2011 season.

Steven McFetridge scored the game-winner in overtime as he headed the ball just inside the left post off a corner kick taken by Matthew Perry.

McFetridge also scored the lone goal against Nazareth on Tuesday, giving the Panthers an early 1-0 lead.

Pitt-Bradford's nine goals have been distributed evenly amongst three players – McFetridge, Ugwunna Amadi and Ryuta Hayakawa

Ethan Acaster holds the team lead with 12 shots. He and McFetridge both have assisted two goals.

In goal, Derrick Brock has made 75 saves to lead the conference.

Friday's match at Pitt-Greensburg will be the first part of a doubleheader with the women's team, beginning at 2 p.m. The Pitt-Bradford women's team will play Pitt-Greensburg immediately after, around 4:15 p.m.

About Pitt-Greensburg:

  • The Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats welcome Pitt-Bradford with a 2-6-1 overall record, while also falling in their two AMCC games so far.
  • The Bobcats lost to Penn State-Behrend (Sept. 23) and Franciscan (Sept. 26) both by scores of 3-0.
  • Jared Jenkins leads the team with two goals. Dylan DeRoss, Chad Melenyzer and Tyrell Cheeseboro have scored one apiece.
  • In goal, Reese Laurell has played every minute of the team's nine games. He has surrendered 15 goals while making 49 saves.