Oct. 5, 2003
The University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team improved to 3-1-1 in BIG EAST Conference play and 7-1-3 overall with a 2-0 victory at Pittsburgh (3-8-0, 1-4-0) on Sunday afternoon. The Irish dominated statistically once again, far out-shooting their opponents 13-5. Seniors Justin Detter and Chad Riley provided the scoring for Notre Dame, who will return home for a key conference match up with Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The 2-0 decision against the Panthers is the fifth shutout the Notre Dame defense has posted in its 11 contests this season. The Irish defenders limited the Panthers to just five shots and asked goalkeeper Chris Sawyer to make just two saves.
Notre Dame scored three minutes into the contest when Chad Riley’s corner kick was headed down by Kevin Goldthwaite to the waiting foot of Justin Detter, who kicked it into the net for his fourth goal of the season. Both Riley and Goldthwaite were credited with assists on the play.
Riley provided an insurance goal at the 62-minute mark, putting way a long shot from 22 yards out – assisted by seniors Greg Martin and Kevin Richards. The goal is Riley’s first of the season, while his assist on Detter’s goal was his sixth of the year.
Notre Dame led in corner kicks 8-2 and forced Pittsburgh goalkeeper Justin Lowery to make nine saves.