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Pitt women fall to Syracuse, 2-0

from University of Pittsburgh athletic department report
Pitt’s women’s soccer team fell to Syracuse Thursday afternoon, dropping a 2-0 decision at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

“Other than digging ourselves into a hole in the first few minutes of the game and then giving up a second goal, I credit our kids for not giving up,” said head coach Greg Miller. “I thought we finished the first half strong and were pushing back. We played a great second half. Their goalkeeper had some unbelievable saves, but we have to do a better job of finishing on those chances. At the end of the day I think we just dug ourselves too deep of a hole, but we never stopped fighting and that’s a positive moving forward.”

Syracuse would strike early, netting a goal in the fifth minute to take an early 1-0 lead. In the 25th minute, the Orange would make it 2-0, as neither team would find the back of the net for the remainder of the contest.
Offensively, the Panther out-shot the Orange 15-8, with eight on goal, compared to four for Syracuse. Sarah Krause led the way with three shots, two on goal, while Vildan Kardesler added two shots, both on goal.
In net, Katelyn McEachern was forced to make two saves, as Syracuse’s Courtney Brosnan recorded eight. With the loss, Pitt falls to 3-7-3 (0-4-1 ACC).
Pitt closes out its three-game ACC homestand, hosting No. 24 NC State Oct. 8 as the Panthers celebrate Senior Day.

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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