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No. 21 Pitt roll to 5-0 win vs Bucknell

The No. 21 Pitt Panthers (4-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) continue the season undefeated after taking down the Bucknell Bisons (2-2-0, 0-0-0) Sunday afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The Panthers left the Bisons scoreless in a 5-0 victory shutout at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Samiah Phiri started the lead off for Pitt in the 21st minute after sinking the ball in the back of the net. After five more shots, Sofia Doheny made a clean pass to Ashley Moon who found Anna Bout near the net for Bout to secure the second goal of the afternoon.

With just two and a half minutes left in the half, Sarah Schupansky secured her first goal of the afternoon after Bucknell’s goalie tipped it in. The Panthers headed into the locker room with three goals, leaving Bucknell scoreless at the half.

Pitt continued their momentum going into the second half. At the 59th minute, Deborah Abiodun found an open spot to secure a goal from Keera Melenhorst’s assist.

This was Abiodun’s first goal of her collegiate career. Just under 14 minutes later, Schupansky earned her second goal of the afternoon in a beautiful decision in her penalty kick.

The Panthers didn’t just dominate the game in goals on the pitch this afternoon. Pitt held a tough 32-2 shots, 21-1 shots on goal, 9-0 corner kicks and an overall 74% possession total. Ellie Breech made a beautiful save on goal this afternoon, keeping Bucknell scoreless for the Pitt 5-0 shutout.


The Panthers are back in action at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday, Aug. 31 to host Duquesne in a City Game battle at 7:00 p.m.

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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