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Reaction: Randy Waldrum, Sarah Schupansky on Pitt’s first-ever NCAA women’s soccer tournament selection

On Monday, the University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer team were selected with an at-large bid for the first time in program history to participate in the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament.

The announcement came a little after 4 p.m. — as the entire team gathered at the Peterson Sports Complex to find out their fate.

COMPLETE NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT BRACKET (2022) 

Shortly after learning that they will be hosting their first-round match up vs Buffalo (Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ambrose Urbanic Field), Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s John Krysinsky caught up with Head Coach Randy Waldrum and sophomore midfielder/forward Sarah Schupansky for a segment on Pittsburgh Sports Live.

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The Panthers set program records for overall wins (12) and ACC wins (5) during the 2022 regular season and qualified for the ACC Championship field for the first time in program history. The Panthers tied No. 4-ranked Notre Dame, 1-1, on Sunday in the 2022 ACC Championship First Round before falling in a penalty kick shootout, 5-4. The team has also set records in points (128) and goals (44) and tied the program record for most home wins in a single season with seven after going 7-1-1 at Ambrose Urbanic Field during the regular season. Pitt boasts two All-ACC honorees in senior midfielder Landy Mertz (All-ACC Third Team) and defender Katie Zailski (All-ACC Freshman Team).

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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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