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Duquesne Defeats Women's Soccer 1-0 in Double Overtime




Aug. 24, 2014

Box Score

PITTSBURGH--With a goal in the 105th minute of double overtime, Duquesne claimed a 1-0 win over the Pitt women's soccer team in Steel City Classic competition Sunday at Ambrose Urbanic Field. 

Despite dropping the match, Pitt emerged as the champion of the four-team event because of goal differential. All four teams finished with identical 1-1-0 records, but Pitt recorded a plus-two goal (3-1) differential followed by No. 2 Robert Morris (4-4, even), No. 3 Duquesne (3-3, even) and No. 4 Akron (2-4, minus-two). 

In the game's 105th minute, Duquesne's Caroline Lacy scored the game-deciding goal after Linnea Faccenda's shot deflected back into the center of the field. Lacy rebounded the ball and directed into an open Pitt net. The goal came after Pitt maintained possession for the majority of the contest, outshot Duquesne 15-6 and managed eight corner kicks to DU's zero. 

"It's unfortunate that the game sometimes comes down to one moment, and if you don't capitalize on those moments and the other team does, that's how it goes," Pitt coach Greg Miller said. "We missed some opportunities that I thought we should have capitalized on today." 

"With so many young players, we're learning," Miller said. "There's such a huge learning curve and today's a prime example for them to work through some things. We were presented with something we hadn't faced yet and that was a team sitting in a little bit and we struggled with that. It's a good learning experience for a young team like us, especially early-on in the season. Hopefully we can regroup and move forward." 


 

 

Four Pitt players earned all-tournament honors including senior co-captain Jackie Poucel, junior Roosa Arvas and freshmen Seyla Perez and Ashley Moreira. Poucel exited the match in the game's 63rd minute after a collision. Freshman Taylor Pryce led Pitt with four shots, freshman Shaina Ashouri and Arvas both finished with three shots apiece. Pitt goalkeeper Taylor Francis registered three saves on the day. 

The first half ended in a 0-0 tie. Pitt's best opportunity came in the 21st minute when Pryce fired a shot on goal that was smothered by Duquesne goalkeeper Devon Tabata. Pitt finished the half with advantages of 7-2 in shots and 5-0 on corner kicks. Pitt had several other opportunities to score in both the second half and in the first overtime period. 

Akron defeated Robert Morris 2-1 in the day's first game. The Zips battled back from a 1-0 deficit with two first half goals by Lani Smith (19:58) and Holly Ohradzansky (43:50). 

Pitt (1-1-0) is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Robert Morris at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m. ET. For more information and additional Pitt women's soccer coverage, follow @pittwsoccer on twitter and https://www.facebook.com/PittWomensSoccer on facebook. 

STEEL CITY CLASSIC RESULTS 

Team Standings

Team

W-L-T

For

Against

Difference.

Pitt

1-1-0

3

1

+2

Robert Morris

1-1-0

4

4

0

Duquesne

1-1-0

3

3

0

Akron

1-1-0

2

4

-2

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pitt 3, Akron 0

Robert Morris 3, Duquesne 2

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Akron 2, Robert Morris 1

Duquesne 1, Pitt 0 (2OT)

 

STEEL CITY CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Pitt: Seyla Perez, Roosa Arvas, Jackie Poucel, Ashley Moreira

Robert Morris: Kristie Hamilton, Antonia Greese

Duquesne: Danya Fenech, Kahli Hale, Maggie Mayo

Akron: Lani Smith, Jenna Andersen

 

 

--PITT--