Non-Conference Matchup At Pittsburgh Next For Men's Soccer

Sept. 19, 2016

Game Information
Opponent Pittsburgh Panthers
Date Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Ambrose Urbanic Field
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Tuesday’s Game
Tuesday’s game at Pittsburgh will be the first time the two programs have met in men’s soccer.
It will also be Loyola’s second of a three-game road swing.
The game will be carried live on the ACC Network Extra and will be streamed live on ESPN3/WatchESPN App. Kevin Wheeler and Bob Orkwis will be on the call.
Both squads feature young talent, as Pittsburgh is led by freshman Luca Mellor (2g, 4pts) and Loyola is led by Brian Saramago (2g, 1a, 5pts).

Loyola Greyhounds (1-5-0, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
Ten freshmen have made their collegiate debuts so far this season, with Jonathan Sousa , Nico Brown , Brian Saramago , Barry Sharifi , Josh Fawole all starting the season opener. Francisco Contreras , Shane Kastl and Morgan Lussi also saw playing time vs. the Explorers, while redshirt freshman Sam Carter entered the game at Old Dominion and freshman Michael Colao checked into the match at UConn.
Sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson made his Greyhound debut, starting the season opener.
Saramago got Loyola its first win by scoring the eventual game winner vs. George Washington in the fourth minute, while senior Brennan Goldsmith added a late goal, in the 83rd minute.
Saramago leads the team with two goals, five points and 19 shots, while Bautista, Goldsmith and Sharifi have one goal each.
Saramago was included as a Patriot League Honorable Mention performance after scoring his first career goal at Old Dominion and again after having a goal and an assist in the Greyhounds’ first win of the season, 2-0 over George Washington.
In goal, senior Matt Sanchez recorded his first shutout of the season vs. GW, with two saves.
Sanchez has played all 540 minutes this season. He has stopped 13 shots and has a 2.17 GAA.

Pittsburgh Panthers (1-4-0, 0-2-0 ACC)
The Panthers are under the direction of Jay Vidovich, who’s in his first year at the helm. Vidovich, a two-time NSCAA Coach of the Year, spent the past 21 seasons at Wake Forest.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 1-0 loss to then-ranked No. 2 North Carolina Friday night.
Redshirt freshman Mikal Outcalt made five saves in the game. He leads the ACC with 26 saves this season, a 4.33 per-game average.
Outcalt has also posted a 1.14 goals-against average and a .788 save percentage in goal for Pitt.
Freshman Luca Mellor paces Pittsburgh with two goals and two points, while Kevin Angulo, Raj Hahlon and Matt Venanzi also have one goal apiece.

Versus The Huskies
This will be the first time Pittsburgh and Loyola will meet in men’s soccer.

Up Next
Loyola will remain on the road for its third of three-straight games next week.
The Greyhounds will travel to Lafayette to Patriot League play Saturday at 1 p.m.