USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Saturday, February 27, 2016
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds got goals from Lebo Moloto and Duwayne Ewart as they took a 2-1 win against Penn State on Saturday evening at the Holuba Hall indoor practice facility.
“I was really impressed with the guys,” said Riverhounds Coach Mark Steffens. “We have some depth this year and we can interchange players. We have a long way to go because there’s not a whole lot of chemistry out there right now, but I think that will develop.”
The Riverhounds twice saw new addition Corey Hertzog go close to putting them in front, as the former Penn State standout had an overhead kick and a drive from 20 yards both saved by PSU goalkeeper Evan Finney. Pittsburgh took the lead a few minutes before halftime when Moloto volleyed home a chipped pass by Stephen Okai.
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The Nittany Lions leveled the score after the break when Dayonn Harris fought his way into the Hounds’ penalty area, and centered for Aymar Sigue to convert from close range. Sigue also went close to giving the hosts the lead in the 69th minute, only for his one-on-one opportunity to be denied by Riverhounds goalkeeper Mau Vargas.
The Riverhounds grabbed victory with nine minutes to go, however, as the 17-year-old Canadian Ewart met a cross from the right by Caleb Postlewait with a perfectly executed diving header for what proved to be the game-winner.