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Rhinos Defeat Pittsburgh 5-1

By Rochester Rhinos, 03/13/17, 6:00PM EDT

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Five different goalscorers power the Rhinos to victory.

(per USL.com)

Victor, N.Y. – The Rochester Rhinos took a 5-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Monday afternoon in a preseason scrimmage at the Pinnacle Athletic Complex as five different Rhinos found the net in the meeting between the USL Eastern Conference foes.

The match saw the clubs play in a non-traditional format that was broken into three segments – two 40-minute periods of play and then a 30-minute closing third. Both sides had chances early on, but the Rhinos took the lead in the 32nd minute when Rayane Boukemia swept home a finish from 10 yards off a pass by Jochen Graf.

Graf added to his assist in the second period, as he put home the rebound from a shot by Bradley Kamdem to make it 2-0 in the 52nd minute. The Riverhounds pulled a goal back nine minutes later when Nick Thompson headed home off a free kick, and it remained a one-goal game until the end of the second period.

The Rhinos widened their lead with goals in back-to-back minutes early in the third period, however, as Brandon Beresford’s goal in the 93rd minute was followed by a strike from Kamdem to make it 4-1. Rhinos midfielder Kenardo Forbes added the final tally with a driven free kick late on that capped the Riverhounds’ first loss of the preseason.

The Rhinos will kick off the 2017 USL regular season on Saturday, April 1 against Bethlehem Steel FC at Goodman Stadium. The club’s home opener is on Saturday, April 22 when the defending USL Cup champion New York Red Bulls II visit Capelli Sport Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. ET.   

Advance single game tickets are always available at a discount. Order online using this link, visit the Capelli Sport Stadium Box Office or call 585-454-5425. For limited time, fans can use the promo code 'SOCCER' for $10 off opening day tickets.  Those who use this promo code will automatically be entered in a drawing for a Rhinos Prize Pack, which includes an autographed jersey. 

For groups of 10 or more and special discounted season tickets and packages please contact the Rhinos at tickets@rhinossoccer.com or call using the phone number above.