Aug. 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—The Pitt women’s soccer team fell to Ohio State 2-0 Friday night at Founders Field. The Panthers record now stands at (1-2).
The Buckeyes outshot the Panthers 14-8, scoring once in each half. Ohio State goalkeepers Rachel Middleman and Jessie Greenburg each played a half to combine for the shutout.
The Panthers had the first scoring opportunity in the fourth minute when forward Ashley Cuba fired a shot from the middle, just outside the box. Middleman made a shoulder high save to keep the Panthers off the board.
In the 29th minute, Ohio State’s Tiffany Cameron connected on a header pass from Caitlyn Martin to put the Buckeyes up 1-0.
In the second half, the Panthers again came close to scoring in the 60th minute when midfielder Liz Carroll missed just wide on a header shot off a Laura Berbert corner kick.
Later in the half, Ohio State’s Liz Sullivan scored on a free-kick from 40-yards. With traffic in front of the net, the ball bounced in front of Pitt goalkeeper Morie Kephart and over her head before landing in the net.
The Buckeyes defense proved too difficult for the Panthers as the team registered only two shots on net.
Katelyn Ruhe and Cuba led the Panthers with two shots each.
The Panthers will look to rebound when they host Oakland on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. at Founders Field.