PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Army men's soccer team dropped its third straight one-goal decision Friday evening as the Black Knights suffered a 1-0 setback to Pittsburgh in the first round of the Duquesne Invitational.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Currens made six saves to keep Army (0-3-0) in the game all night long, but Ryan Brode's marker in the 77th minute lifted Pittsburgh (3-0-0) to the victory. Brode took a feed from Alex Betancourt and beat Currens at the 76:19 mark, and the Panthers held on for the win.
Pittsburgh seemed to enjoy the better of the play throughout the contest, outshooting Army 16-8 and holding a 17-6 edge in corner kicks.
Freshman Jakob Szabo and senior Sean Kim registered the Black Knights' only two shots on goal in the match. Pittsburgh goalkeeper Hami Kara turned aside both efforts and earned the shutout for the Panthers.
Army will return to action at the Duquesne Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Black Knights battle tournament host Duquesne at 11 a.m.