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Ready to Roll: Pitt women’s soccer announces 2022 schedule

Head Coach Randy Waldrum and the women’s soccer team announced their full 18-game regular season schedule on Thursday morning.

  • The Panthers play a total of 20 games with two exhibitions in mid-August. Pitt’s exhibition slate includes a trip to West Virginia Aug. 11th and a home contest vs. Penn State Aug. 14th.
  • Pitt opens the season on the road in Missoula, Mont., for two games versus Gonzaga (Aug. 18th) and host school Montana (Aug. 21st).
  • Ambrose Urbanic Field will host nine games this year, the first coming Aug. 25th vs. UMass.
  • The Panthers close out the regular season with three-straight home games. They host defending National Champion Florida State Oct. 23rd before closing out the season with 2021 NCAA Tournament team Clemson Oct. 27th

Pitt begins competition Aug. 11th with an exhibition match at West Virginia. Three days later it returns home for its final exhibition of the pre-season vs. Penn State Aug. 14th.

The regular season begins at the University of Montana for two games between Gonzaga Aug. 18th and host school Montana Aug. 21st. This will be the first time in program history playing both the Bulldogs and Grizzlies.

The Panthers return home and host UMass for their home opener Aug. 25th. Following that, a road trip to Cleveland State ensues August 28th before returning home for two straight against Kent State (Aug. 31st) and Cincinnati (Sept. 4th).

Pitt splits its next six games with three home and three away games, including road games at VCU (Sept. 8th), at Virginia Tech (Sept. 16th) and at Notre Dame (Sept. 25th) and home contests vs. Liberty (Sept. 11th), vs. Miami (Sept. 22nd) and vs. Louisville (Oct. 1st).

The Panthers head on the road for three-straight over the course of 10 days, beginning at North Carolina (Oct. 6th) and followed by at Duke (Oct. 9th) and at Boston College (Oct. 15th). They return home to close out the regular season with three-straight at Ambrose Urbanic Field versus Syracuse (Oct. 20th), Florida State (Oct. 23rd) and Clemson (Oct. 27th).

Pitt is coming off its second-straight 11-win season in 2021, finishing 11-7 with a 4-6 ACC mark. It returns a bulk of its 2021 squad that outscored its competition 40-22, including leading scorer and Third Team All-ACC senior forward Amanda West and junior Emily Yaple, who scored 10 and five goals, respectively. Sophomore Sarah Schupansky returns after a stellar freshman season that saw her finish second on the team in goals (7) and assists (6). Senior Landy Mertz returns for her senior campaign after leading the squad in assists with seven a season ago.

The Panthers have added seven players since the end of the 2021 regular season, including five on national signing day. Ellie Breech, Fleming Dean, Haylee Mersereau, Margaret Wilde and Katie Zaliski are among the incoming freshman joining the team, while recent sophomore transfers Keera Melenhorst (Oklahoma) and Samiah Phiri (Oklahoma State) join the squad and will be immediately eligible for the upcoming season.

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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