PITTSBURGH – The Pitt men’s soccer team (6-5-4, 2-3-3 ACC) earned the No. 8 seed and a home match in the ACC Championship First Round Wednesday night as they play host to No. 9 Louisville at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Wednesday’s match will air live on ACC Network at 8:00 pm with Joe Malfa and Michael Lahoud on the call.
- Wednesday night’s contest will air live on ACC Network and can be found online HERE.
- Live stats for Wednesday’s game can be found HERE.
- Live updates throughout the game will also be posted on Twitter by following the Pitt men’s soccer account @Pitt_MSOC.
THE SERIES VS. LOUISVILLE
- This meeting marks the eighth all-time between the two programs with the Cardinals owning the 6-1-0 record against Pitt.
- The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 2-1 in Louisville last season.
- Pitt earned their only win in the series history in 2020 as they notched a 4-1 road victory over the Cardinals. Prior to that win, Pitt had lost the first five matches in the series.
- The Panthers are 0-3-0 against Louisville in Pittsburgh while being outscored 9-1.
SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
- Louisville enters Wednesday’s match with a 9-4-3 overall record and a 2-4-2 ACC mark. The Cardinals earned a 2-2 home draw against #3 Wake Forest last time out.
- The Cardinals are being led offensively by Damien Barker John who has netted eight goals, two assists and 18 points on 34 shots so far this season. Of his eight goals, three are game-winners for the Cardinals.
- Gage Guerra returned to the lineup last time out and ranks second on the squad with six goals (three game-winners) in just eight matches. David Boccuzzo and Sander Roed are tied for the team lead with six assists each on the year.
- In goal, Alex Svetanoff has started all 16 matches and owns a 9-4-3 record to go along with a 1.44 goals-against average, .733 save percentage and six shutouts.
LAST TIME OUT VS. #5 NOTRE DAME
- Trailing by two entering the second half on Friday night, the Panthers had some defensive breakdowns in the second half as #5 Notre Dame earned the 6-0 home victory.
- The 6-0 loss marked the biggest loss for Pitt in an ACC match since falling 7-1 at Notre Dame in 2012.
- For the match, Notre Dame held the 19-5 advantage in shots and the…