Non-conference match-ups continue for the area’s Division I women’s soccer teams as all three squads will jump back into action on Sunday, each with home match-up.
Here’s a brief look at all three match-ups.
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Robert Morris (women) vs Hampton – 1 p.m. (North Athletic Complex, Moon Twp)
- RMU boast a 2-0-2 overall record.
- All of the Colonials matches have been played at home thus far this season.
- RMU’s road match vs Howard on Thursday was cancelled,due to positive tests within the Howard program and related safety concerns.
- Key Colonials stats:
- Currently a plus-3 in goal differential to start he season (6-3)
- Averaging 1.5 goals per game
- Outshot its opponents 52-38 thus far
- All six goals have been assisted
- Hampton (Williamsburg, VA) bring a 1-3-0 overall record into the contest.
- In their previous meeting, in 2021, the Colonials defeated the Pirates, 4-2, in Williamsburg.
Pitt (women) vs Cincinnati – 1 p.m. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)
- Pitt (5-0) has outscored its non-conference opponents 22-1
- The Panthers scoring at a rate of 4.4 goals a game to start the season.
- Leading the way, senior forward Amanda West, the program’s all-time leading scorer, has added six goals and two assists in five matches
- Assistant Ben Waldrum will coach the Panthers on Sunday, as Head Coach Randy Waldrum will be in Kansas City, then Washington D.C. coaching the Nigerian women’s soccer team as they take on the USWNT twice over the course of the next few days.
- Cincinnati will pose a threat to Pitt’s unbeaten record, as they’re also without a loss (3-0-2), with draws against Michigan State and Bowling Green.
Duquesne (women) vs Buffalo – 1 p.m. (Rooney Field)
- The Dukes (2-2-0) will look to rebound from Thursdays’s 2-0 home loss to Drexel.
- Key Duquesne women’s stats:
- Outscored this season, 7-4
- Averaging 11 shots per game (currently outshot 60-44)
- Duquesne now faces a strong Buffalo (3-1-0) side that lost a close one to No. 9 Rutgers earlier in the week.
- “Buffalo will be a tough test, they’re a very good team,” Duquesne’s Head Coach Al Alvine told PSN’s Zac Weiss. “If we spurn our chances like we did today, we won’t have a chance. We won’t get as many quality chances against them as we did today, so we’ve got to bury the ones that we get.”