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#Pitt Women's Soccer Falls to UK 2-0 in Final Scrimmage

From Pittsburgh Panthers Athletics reports

LEXINGTON, KY – The University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer team concluded the 2016 preseason on Saturday evening, falling to the Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 2-0 on the road.
Kentucky struck first, as Tanya Samarzich found the back of the net in the 25th minute, controlling the ball off of a bounce, turning and spinning to the far corner. 
Neither team was able to score in the second period as the Wildcats remained on top 1-0. 
The Wildcats extended their lead in the 71st minute, as a goal from Foster Ignoffo would make it 2-0 in favor of the home team. That score would hold for the remainder of the contest, as Kentucky took the 2-0 decision.
The Panthers will kick off the regular season Aug. 19 as they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a 7 p.m. meeting with Michigan. Pitt will return to Ambrose Urbanic Field for a trio of home contests, welcoming Duquesne (Aug. 21), Colorado College (Aug. 25) and Xavier (Aug. 28). 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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