PITTSBURGH — Notre Dame dropped its final road match of the regular season on Saturday evening, falling to #4 Pitt by a final score of 2-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
Neither Notre Dame nor Pitt was able to score in the opening 45 minutes of play but both sides came close by hitting the woodwork.
The best chance for the Irish came in the 21st minute, as Jack Lynn unleashed a right-footed strike from outside the box that struck the bottom of the left post and bounced across the face of the goal.
The hosts came out of the halftime break and managed to break the deadlock in the 48th minute off a goal from Arturo Ordoñez to take a 1-0 lead.
Notre Dame goalkeeper Bryan Dowd made a couple of crucial saves to keep the Panther’s lead to just one but Pitt managed to double its lead in the 76th minute as Alexander Dexter got behind the Irish defense and made no mistake with the finish.
McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the performance…
“We are certainly a disappointed team right now. We just didn’t look like ourselves tonight, and couldn’t really get going. Anytime you feel like that you must give credit to the opponent, and I thought Pitt played a good game. Now we have to deal with it and turn our focus to our next game against Virginia Tech.
The Irish host Virginia Tech in their final home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 9 at Alumni Stadium. The game will air on ACCNX.
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