A first half goal by the University of Pittsburgh Men's Soccer team lifted Mauriq Hill and his teammates over No. 14 Columbia, 1-0, at Rocco Commisso Stadium.
Early offensive control by Pitt paid off in the end as freshman Alexander Dexter netted the lone goal of the night in the 41st minute. After receiving the pass on the left side from junior Javi Perez, Dexter broke down a Columbia defender and chipped the ball up over the keeper for his third goal of the season.
Redshirt sophomore Mikal Outcalt earned his third clean sheet of the year and the fifth of his career.
Columbia finished the match with a 15-7 shot advantage, while shots on goal were knotted 3-3.
Meanwhile Jamel Amory, MacQuille Walker, Zenawi Bowen and Darin Woolridge and their Thomas College Men's Soccer teammates fell to the University of Southern Maine, 1-0, on a late penalty kick in non-conference play at Smith Field.
Southern Maine broke the tie in the 75th as they were awarded a penalty kick. Joseph Kalilwa's shot beat John Villanueva to the right side for a 1-0 lead. Thomas applied more offensive pressure late in the game but Southern Maine stood strong to end the game at 1-0.
A pair of goals from sophomore Erik Schneider and a stringy defense was a recipe for victory by Jazario Brimmer, Jahkeem Hunt and their Johnson & Wales University Men's Soccer teammates.
Johnson & Wales University went on the road to defeat Mount Ida 2 - 0.
With the victory, Johnson & Wales improved its unbeaten streak to eight matches. During that time, the Wildcats have only surrendered three goals.
In the 18th minute, Schneider got a through ball and chipped it over the MIC goalkeeper for his first goal of the season. He added an insurance goal five minutes into the second half when he scored off the crossing pass from Yohann Assouramou.
Johnson & Wales limited the Mustangs to nine shots, but only three on goal, which were all stopped by JWU keeper Nicholas Mancini.