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Hounds Tie Loudoun, 1-1

February 26, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC News Release


PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC tied Loudoun United FC, 1-1, on Wednesday at Highmark Stadium in preseason play.

Lukas Fernandes scored a first-half goal for the Hounds before Loudoun converted a second-half penalty kick to ultimately knot the score at its final. Pittsburgh now holds a 2-1-3 record this preseason.

"I thought we did a pretty good job staying patient, holding on to the ball," head coach Bob Lilley said. "Some of the things we worked on were better. I think the second half we let the game get into a bit of a track meet, and I thought they were pretty good in a wide-open game. We had some good chances to get the second goal, and it's disappointing we didn't get out with the result again. Definitely better overall as a performance."

Fernandes scored his team-leading third goal of the preseason in the 24th minute. Collecting a hard pass across the penalty box from Robbie Mertz, the rookie pounded home a shot right below the crossbar to put the Hounds up 1-0. In the 70th minute, Loudoun converted on a penalty kick to draw even. The squad placed the shot into the bottom-right corner.

Riverhounds SC continues preseason action with a road match against Columbus Crew SC. This match will kick off at 1 p.m. on Monday, and venue is to be determined.

Riverhounds SC Lineups:

First Half: Tomas Gomez - Ryan James, Hunter Ashworth, Patrick Bunk-Anderson, Jordan Dover - Kenardo Forbes, Robbie Mertz - Anthony Velarde, Danny Griffin, Lukas Fernandes - Steevan Dos Santos

Second Half: Danny Vitiello - Ryan James (Dani Rovira), Hunter Ashworth (Jerry Wiltshire), Patrick Bunk-Anderson (Skylar Thomas), Jordan Dover (Xhelil Asani) - Kenardo Forbes (Tony Walls), Robbie Mertz (Sean MacLeod) - Anthony Velarde (Aydan Bowers), Danny Griffin (Devin Boyce), Lukas Fernandes (Osagi Bascome) - Steevan Dos Santos (Mark Forrest)

Scoring Summary:

PIT - Lukas Fernandes 24' (Robbie Mertz)

LDN - 70' (penalty kick)


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