PITTSBURGH – The Pitt males’s soccer workforce (2-1-0) returns residence Monday evening because the Howard Bison (0-2-0) come to city for a non-conference conflict at Ambrose Urbanic Discipline. Monday’s match will begin at 7:00 pm and it’ll air dwell on ACC Community Additional.
- Monday evening’s contest might be dwell on ACC Community Additional and could be discovered on-line HERE.
- Dwell stats for Friday’s sport could be discovered HERE.
- Dwell updates all through the sport may even be posted on Twitter by following the Pitt males’s soccer account @Pitt_MSOC.
THE SERIES – HOWARD
- This assembly marks the tenth all-time between the 2 packages with the Panthers proudly owning the 6-3-0 collection benefit over the Bison.
- The Panthers have gained six of the final seven conferences between the 2 groups after Howard started the collection with the primary two wins.
- The 2 groups final performed in 2019 in Pittsburgh because the Panthers collected the 6-0 residence victory.
- Pitt has outscored the Bison 25-9 within the all-time collection.
SCOUTING THE BISON
- Howard enters Monday’s sport with a 0-2-0 report after dropping a pair of 2-0 video games to Fairfield and Monmouth.
- The Bison have been outshot 25-12 by means of the primary two video games of the season whereas their opponents personal the 13-8 edge in nook kicks.
- Howard returns their main scorer from a season in the past, Bryson Baker. The sophomore netted a team-high 5 objectives as a freshman final season whereas incomes NEC All-Rookie Workforce honors. He at the moment leads the workforce with 4 photographs on the season.
- Sammy Oladeji might be seeking to construct on a powerful sophomore season during which he netted 4 objectives and 12 photographs for the Bison.
HOME TURF ADVANTAGE
- The Panthers have been top-of-the-line groups within the nation on their residence turf during the last 4 seasons as they personal a 26-3-1 report at Ambrose Urbanic Discipline.
- Pitt held a 19-match residence profitable streak from Oct. 7, 2019 to Nov. 10, 2021, which on the time was the longest streak within the ACC and second longest unbeaten streak within the nation.
- Head coach Jay Vidovich is 32-16-3 at residence in his seven seasons at Pitt.
- Because the begin of the 2019 season, Pitt has outscored its opponents 89-29 at residence together with a 43-12 benefit final season.
- The Panthers win proportion at residence over the previous 4 seasons is one of the best within the ACC (.883).
ACC House Win % Final 4 Seasons
1. Pitt 26-3-1 .883
2. Clemson 32-3-4 .872
3. Wake Forest 32-6-3 .817
4. BC 16-2-5 .804
5. Virginia 28-8-3 .756
EXPERIENCED IN THE MIDFIELD
- Graduate pupil Jackson Walti has been a stalwart within the central midfield for the Panthers since stepping foot on campus in 2018.
- Walti at the moment leads all NCAA Division I soccer participant in minutes performed with 7,243 profession minutes for Pitt. His 82 video games performed additionally essentially the most by any Division I participant.
- A local of Switzerland, Walti has appeared in 82 matches and began 79 throughout his profession whereas including 4 objectives, 5 assists and 36 photographs.
- Junior Filip Mirkovic additionally brings a great deal of expertise to the sphere for the Panthers as he has appeared in 40 matches and began 36 throughout his younger profession.
- Mirkovic has posted six objectives, seven assists and 19 factors to go together with 43 photographs in three years of motion.
- Pitt has began to recruit worldwide since head coach Jay Vidovich took over this system in 2015 and it has been a profitable recipe for the Panthers.
- The Panthers have a complete of 15 gamers on their roster from exterior the US.
- In all, Pitt options gamers from eight completely different international locations together with Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Brazil, Netherlands, Italy and the USA.
International locations Represented (ACC)
1. North Carolina 11
2. Boston School 9
Virginia Tech 9
5. Pitt 8
NC State 8
10. Clemson 6
Wake Forest 6
12. Notre Dame 5
- No. 2 Pitt opens up ACC play Friday, September 9 as they journey to Chapel Hill to tackle No. 13 North Carolina at 7:00 pm. Friday’s match will air dwell on ACC Community.