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N.C. State outlast Pitt women, 3-2

From University of Pittsburgh athletic department report
Pitt’s women’s soccer team fell to NC State Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Wolfpack at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
The game served as Pitt’s Senior Day, as the Panthers honored Jo FischerHanna HannesdottirSeyla Perez and Emma Pozzulo.

“It was good to get out there and score some goals, I thought we should have scored more,” said head coach Greg Miller. “But, the fact of the matter is that we put more balls in the back of the net today and that is something we can build off of.”

NC State jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, as Maxine Blackwood cleaned up a scramble in front of the net. Pitt would tie it up in the 42nd minute, as Taylor Pryce scored her fourth of the season on a nice cross pass by Christiana Davey.
The Wolfpack netted two quick goals to open the second half, finding the back of the net in the 57th and 60th minute to take a 3-1 advantage.
Redshirt junior Ashley Moreira would get Pitt back in the game in the 66th frame, taking a pass from Pryce to cut the NC State advantage to 3-2.
Physicality would dominate the rest of the game as the two teams saw five cards in the second half but NC State would hold on for the 3-2 victory.
With the loss, Pitt falls to 3-8-3 (0-5-1 ACC). Pryce led the offensive charge with a goal and an assist, tallying three shots. Moreira notched a goal off two shots. Redshirt freshman keeper Katelyn McEachern tallied three saves in the effort.
Pitt hits the road for the next three games, traveling to Louisville (Oct. 13), Miami (Oct. 19) and Florida State (Oct. 22). The Panthers close out the regular season at home on Oct. 26, hosting Boston College.

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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