PITTSBURGH (February 11, 2018) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds wrapped up their first week of preseason play with a 3-0 shutout of Cleveland State University.
Combining for the clean sheet in net were Kyle Morton and Mike Kirk, who played the first and second half, respectively. In total, 20 players made an appearance in the match for the Black and Gold.
The Hounds opened the scoring in the first half after the team was awarded a penalty kick as the Vikings’ goalkeeper committed a foul on Neco Brett inside the 18-yard box. Forward Romeo Parkes took and converted the chance, beating the keeper to the bottom-left corner in the 35th minute.
Pittsburgh added two more goals in the second half. In the 65th minute, Parkes added an assist to his score sheet after sending a ball in close to Skyler Milne, who then placed a shot into the net from inside the six-yard box. Brett added a late-game tally in the 90th minute, when he dribbled around the Cleveland State goalkeeper at the top of the penalty area before tallying his second goal in two preseason games.
Moving their record to 2-0 in the preseason, the Hounds will next play St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Highmark Stadium. All preseason matches at Highmark Stadium are free to attend for the public.
First Half – Kyle Morton – Ray Lee, Sean McFarlane, Joe Greenspan, Jordan Dover – Kevin Kerr, Stephen Okai, Christiano François, Joseph Holland – Neco Brett, Romeo Parkes
Second Half – Mike Kirk – Phil Fives, Nicholas Walker, Joe Greenspan (Sean McFarlane), Jordan Dover (Ritchie Duffie) – Ben Fitzpatrick Mouhamed Dabo, Christiano François (Bakie Goodman) Kevin Kerr (Christian Ramos) – Skyler Milne, Romeo Parkes (Neco Brett)
PIT – Romeo Parkes 35’ (penalty)
PIT – Skyler Milne 65’ (Romeo Parkes)
PIT – Neco Brett 90’