Panthers Head to D'Youville For Regular-Season Finale

Panthers Head to D'Youville For Regular-Season Finale

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will head to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent D'Youville for its regular-season finale Tuesday.

The Panthers have fallen in their last five games and hold a 2-6 record in conference play, sitting in a tie for seventh in the standings.

Pitt-Bradford is still in hope of earning a playoff berth, as a win over D'Youville and a Penn State-Altoona victory over Pitt-Greensburg would put all D'Youville, Pitt-Bradford and Penn State-Altoona at 3-6. In that scenario, the Panthers would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the two teams and would earn the sixth and final playoff spot.

Prior to Saturday's final regular-season home match, the Panthers honored their six seniors for Senior Day -- Matthew PerrySteven McFetridgeWyatt MayEthan AcasterTyler Koch and Mohammed Al Qahtani.

Koch scored the most recent goal for the Panthers, receiving a through ball from Acaster and burying it in the back of the net Wednesday against Penn State-Behrend for his first goal of the season.

McFetridge enters the final game of the regular season as the Panthers' leader in points with eight. Ryuta Hayakawa and Ugwunna Amadi each have six for the second most on the team. 

With three assists and one goal, Acaster has five points this season.

In goal, Derrick Brock continues to hold the AMCC lead in saves with 129. He has also started the most matches of any keeper in the conference with 17 starts.

Tuesday's match will begin at 5 p.m. and will be the first game of a doubleheader with the women's team.

About D'Youville:

  • The D'Youville Spartans welcome the Panthers with a 4-10-1 overall record and a 3-5 mark in AMCC games. 
  • After dropping their first five AMCC matches, the Spartans have since won three straight -- all of which on the road, claiming victories at Pitt-Greensburg (Oct. 14), at Hilbert (Oct. 18) and at Penn State-Altoona (Oct. 21). 
  • Hunter Sherman is one of the hottest offensive players in the conference as he leads the team with nine goals, registering hat tricks in the past two games. Next on the team is Josh Hammer, who has scored three goals.
  • In goal, Kyle Dick has seen the most minutes in conference play. He is fourth in the AMCC with a .750 save percentage.