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No. 21 Pitt beats Bowling Green with second half goal scoring barrage

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From University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department report

No. 21 Pitt Panthers continue their season undefeated after dominating the pitch against Bowling Green. The Panthers topped the Falcons with a 5-1-win, Sunday at Ambrose Urbanic Field during Senior Day.

Pitt scored first in the 12th minute when fifth-year Ashton Gordon headed the ball off of Sarah Schupansky clean cross in her corner kick.

The Panthers continued to hold up a strong wall to the Falcons up to the half. Pitt went into the locker room leaving Bowling Green scoreless with the 1-0 lead.

The Panthers carried their momentum into the second half.

In the 55th minute, Schupansky secured her first goal of the night off of a penalty kick.

This was Schupansky’s sixth goal of the season. Just under three minutes later, Landy Mertz went for the assist as she found Keera Melenhorst to complete the goal.

The Falcons scored their only goal of the night just before the 61st minute.

Pitt continued to hold the majority of possession, but they knew they weren’t done scoring points for the night. Fifth year Amanda West found an opening and launched the ball to the center top of the net to score a goal off of Samiah Phiri’s assist. This was West’s fifth goal on the season.

The Panthers finished tonight’s game with their fifth goal with just 50 seconds left on the clock. Gordon sent the ball down the field to Lucia Wells who fed the ball to Schupansky to complete her second goal of the evening.

The Panthers didn’t just dominate the evening in goals. Pitt held strong against Bowling Green with 29-6 shots, 11-5 shots on goal and 5-1 corner kicks.

The Panthers recognized Chloe Minas tonight in the Senior Day celebration as the only senior on Pitt’s roster.


Pitt will begin their four-game road journey in Cincinnati, OH where they will meet No. 25 Xavier on Sept. 7 with a 7 PM first kick.

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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