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Love's goal in 87th minute lifts @Pitt_WSOC to 1-0 win in opener

From University of Pittsburgh / Kelly Dumrauf 
PITTSBURGH – A goal in the 87th minute by freshman Juelle Love gave the University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Hofstra in the season opener Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Love, who was celebrating her birthday, collected a rebound off a Taylor Pryce shot and sunk it into the back of the open net.
“I feel like we didn’t play particularly well, but we’re a young team trying to find its way and sometimes you’ve just got to gut things out,” said head coach Greg Miller. “We kept them off the scoreboard long enough to get a goal and got out of here with the win.”
Redshirt freshman keeper Katelyn McEachern got her first career win and shutout, recording six saves in the game, as the Panthers improved to 1-0 on the year.
Pitt will travel down the street Sunday, taking on Duquesne in a clash between two Pittsburgh schools. The match is set to get underway at12:30 p.m. Pitt will then head to Cincinnati for games against Cincinnati (Aug. 24) and Xavier (Aug. 27).

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).

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