PITTSBURGH (February 10, 2018) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds kicked off their preseason slate with a 4-2 victory over Spring Arbor University.
Picking up the tallies for the Black and Gold were trialists Neco Brett, Bakie Goodman, Joseph Holland, as well as Ben Fitzpatrick. Action saw 25 players make an appearance for the Hounds.
Scoring got off to a quick start with Holland finding the back of the net just five minutes into the match. Taking advantage of a turnover forced by forward Skyler Milne in Spring Arbor’s defensive third, Holland found space at the top of the box for a strong finish.
Fellow midfielder Goodman followed up with a late first-half tally in the 45th minute thanks to a nice area pass from forward David Goldsmith. Working his way towards the endline, Goldsmith played the ball back to Goodman, who fired true in the upper-left corner of the goal.
Goodman, who last played for Detroit City FC, found himself once again factoring in the scoring by drawing a foul in the box in the 57th minute. Brett, a product of Robert Morris University, would go onto convert the penalty and also later assist Fitzpatrick on his goal in the 72nd minute.
The Hounds jump right back into preseason play tomorrow, as they host Cleveland State University at 2 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. All preseason matches held at Highmark are free to attend for the public.
First Half – Kyle Morton – Phil Fives, Sean McFarlane, Nicholas Walker, Malcolm Harris (Christian Ramos) – Mouhamed Dabo, Andre Thomas, Bakie Goodman, Joseph Holland – Skyler Milne, David Goldsmith
Second Half – Dan Lynd (Mike Kirk) – Phil Fives (Ray Lee), Mélé Temguia, Nicholas Walker (Joe Greenspan), Ritchie Duffie – Stephen Okai, Christian Ramos (Christiano François), Bakie Goodman (Jordan Dover), Ben Fitzpatrick – Skyler Milne (Darío Suárez), Neco Brett
PIT – Joseph Holland (Skyler Milne) - 5'
PIT – Bakie Goodman (David Goldsmith) – 45’
PIT – Neco Brett (penalty) – 58’
SAU – 60’
PIT – Ben Fitzpatrick (Neco Brett) – 72’
SAU – 74’