ACC men’s football
FINAL: PITT 3, SYRACUSE 2
The Pitt Panthers were pushed to the limit against ACC rival Syracuse, but survived a spectacular 3-2 win in the very last minute of overtime at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Friday night.
First-year midfielder Guilherme Feitosa scored the game-winning goal in the 109th minute of a roller coaster game where the Panthers took a 1-0, 2-1 lead.
Syracuse did not want to leave, coming back each time in regulation, forcing the game to extend with a penalty kick just moments after Arturo Ordonez de Pitt scored the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute.
Oranges Busquets Manel converted the penalty in the 89th minute.
Pitt’s Rodrigo Almeida opened the scoring early in the game in the 6th minute, fending off a rebound at the near post.
Match day updates
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110 ′ | GOLDEN GOAL – PITT WINS AT DEATH
– Pitt Men’s Football (@Pitt_MSOC) October 2, 2021
Guilherme Feitosa delivers the match winner – a good time for the rookie’s very first goal as Panther. Alexander Dexter with the perfect delivery!
89 ′ | OBJECTIVE – SYRACUSE
Busquets Manel’s PK goal
It was Pitt central defender Mohammad Abdulnadi guilty of the foul in the box
86 ′ | GOAL – PITT
Arturo Ordonez hits him!
Converts at Bertin Jacquesson’s corner
Panthers now lead Syracuse, 2-1
79 ′ | Arturo Ordonez de Pitt suffered a foul as he advanced into the final third. Veljko Petkovic’s free kick crosses the bar.
64 ′ | Pitt’s Nico Campuzano with dive stop to keep the game linked.
HALF – PITT 1, SYRACUSE 1
29 ′ – GOAL – SYRACUSE
Singelmann equalizes the score in the 29th minute
PITT 1, SYRACUSE 1
# ️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ knows how to score at home 🏠@ Rodrigom26 puts No. 16 Pitt in place early.
– Pitt Men’s Football (@Pitt_MSOC) October 1, 2021
6 ′ | GOAL – PITT – Rodrigo Almeida
Pitt 1, Syracuse 0
Let’s go for a hot start here at home !!! And who else is Rodrigo Almeida.
His sixth of the season.
Pitt Preview / Recent PSN Coverage
The Panthers return home after a few ACC road games over the past two weeks as they lost in Wake Forest, then returned a week later with an impressive 2-0 victory over the enemy from the Clemson conference.
The Panthers have suffered a few injuries, but have also seen additional players step up significantly.
Analysis: Pitt regained his mojo in declared victory at Clemson
Pitt Play Notes
THE SERIES – SYRACUSE
- Saturday’s game is the 25th meeting between the two schools.
- Pitt leads the all-time series 10-9-5.
- Three of the last six meetings have ended in double overtime, including the last outing, a 3-2 2OT win for the Panthers in Syracuse, NY on October 6, 2020.
- Pitt’s last draw came on September 27, 2019 against Syracuse away (1-1). Since the draw, the Panthers are 28-12-0.
- The Head Coach Jay Vidovitch is 3-2-1 all-time against the Orange with a 2-1-1 record at Pitt.
- Syracuse enters the game 5-4-1 on aggregate with a 1-2 in conference.
- The Orange enter the contest as one of the most accurate shooting teams in the country, registering a 0.523 penalty shootout percentage for eighth in the country and first in the ACC.
- Syracuse is sixth in the country and fourth in the league in total goals with 24. Sophomore Deandre Kerr is sixth in the country and first in the conference with seven goals. Kerr hasn’t played in the Orange’s last three games, his last game against Louisville on September 17.
- Senior Colin Biros is tied for first in the ACC – and eighth in the country – with five assists. He also has two goals for the season.
PITT WINS CRITICAL ACC VICTORY AT CLEMSON
- The No. 15 Panthers picked up a rebound victory Saturday, Sept. 25 at No. 2 Clemson, beating the Tigers 2-0 at Historic Riggs Field for their second ACC victory of the season.
- Graduate student Matt Bailey scored his first career goal with the Panthers in the 58th minute. Junior Veljko Petkovic assisted the midfielder in the final winning goal.
- Second year Bertin Jacquesson scored his second goal of the season 10 minutes later, receiving an assist from his French compatriot Valentine christmas to give the Panthers the 2-0 advantage.
- The victory came after a loss at Wake Forest the previous weekend. Pitt improved his record to 12-0 immediately following a loss dating back to 2019. The last time the Panthers fell in back-to-back games was August 30 and September 1, 2019.
PANTHERS IN HONOR OF DR. FU FRIDAY
- Freddie H. Fu, MD, the creator of UPMC’s world-renowned sports medicine program, long-time chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the team’s chief physician of the Pitt Track and Field Department, died on Friday, September 24. , surrounded by his loving family.
- Dr Fu was one of Pittsburgh’s most recognized and beloved physicians and is acclaimed around the world for his innovative research and teaching, which has led to many clinical advancements in sports medicine and orthopedic care, especially in the treatment of knee injuries.
BAILEY NAMED ACC OFFENSIVE POTW
- Graduate student Matt Bailey was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at No.2 Clemson.
- The midfielder’s game-winning goal in the 58th minute was the first of his Panther career.
- Bailey joins Veljko Petkovic (August 31) as the Panthers to be named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week this season.
ADVANTAGE OF LAWN AT HOME
- The Panthers enter the weekend with the longest winning streak at home in the ACC.
- Pitt’s 13 straight games won at Ambrose Urbanic Field are currently the most at home in the conference. Clemson previously held the title with 31 straight wins at Historic Riggs Field before Pitt beat them 2-0 on September 25.
- Pitt’s last home loss came on October 4, 2019 against No.20 North Carolina (2-1).
- The Head Coach Jay vidovitch is 22-15-3 at home in six+ seasons at Pitt and 13-2-1 in the last two seasons at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
- Pitt remains at home for the second of his three straight games, facing non-conference opponent Cleveland State on Tuesday, Oct.5.
- Kick-off is set at 7 p.m. on ACCNX.