Nov. 2, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Pitt women’s basketball plays its first exhibition contest of the season on Saturday, Nov. 3, hosting Lock Haven at Noon. The contest is the only exhibition game of the season for the Panthers.
The Panthers return three starters and eight players from its roster a season ago. Head Coach Agnus Berenato begins her 10th season at the helm, seven wins away from becoming Pitt’s all-time women’s basketball wins leader.
Sophomore Brianna Kiesel, who led the team in scoring (13.6 ppg) and assists (3.0 apg) last season, was a 2012 selection to the Big East All-Freshman Team. She talked about the upcoming season on Pitt LiveWire.
Pitt kicks off the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 with its annual School Day promotion. The Panthers take on Youngtown State in the 11 a.m. contest. Last year, Pitt welcomed over 2,700 elementary and middle school students to the event. For more information on the event and to schedule your school contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-383-7427.
EXHIBITION GAME 1
Pitt vs. Lock Haven
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012, Petersen Events Center, Noon ET
Pitt Radio: None.
Live Stats: www.PittsburghPanthers.com
Coaches: Pitt: Agnus Berenato (Mount St. Mary’s, 1980), 435-392/29th season overall, 152-128/10th season at Pitt; Lock Haven: Jennifer Smith (Millersville, 2002), 52-107/Career Record, 28-74/Record at LHU
Series: First meeting since 1979. Panthers hold a 4-1 edge in the series.
Cheri Vallecorsa, Pat Niemic and Audrey Mittendorfer.
Storylines & Notables:
• Berenato begins her 10th season as Pitt’s head coach and 29th season overall. She is seven wins from becoming the all-time win leader in Pitt women’s basketball history.
• The Panthers return three starters and eight players from last season’s roster.
• Pitt begins official play on Friday, Nov. 9 against Youngstown St. in the fourth-annual School Day game (11 a.m. tip) The Panthers are 27-11 all-time in regular season openers.
• With a win on Friday in its first official game, Pitt will capture its first victory in the 2012 calendar year.
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