Sept. 7, 2007
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga.--The Pitt women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision at Georgia State Friday in Atlanta. The contest marked the first of its two-game Southern weekend road trip. Pitt plays its second game of its road trip Sunday when it travels to Auburn for a 1 p.m. matchup.
Following a tight 44 minutes of play, Georgia State grabbed a 1-0 lead when Kay Harbrueger scored on a pass from Kari Quinn just seconds before halftime.
Pitt evened the score at 1-1 in the 48th minute when Janean Gardner scored on a shot from 25 yards out into the top right corner after receiving a pass from Jenna Greenfield. That was the final goal for the Panthers who gave up three unanswered goals.
Georgia State's Harbrueger scored again in the 51st minute when she knocked in a goal off a pass from Brittany Bobbitt. Six minutes later Nathalie Carter scored on a crossing ball from Stephanie Cuccia. Georgia State made it 4-1 with 61:14 to play when Cuccia received a touch pass, beat a defender and hit a shot into the lower right side of the goal.
Georgia State outshot Pitt 12-10. Of Pitt's 10 shots, seven were on goal. Ashley Habbel led Pitt with three shots total. Pitt goalkeeper Alison Finch played 75:35 minutes and finished with five saves.
The loss drops Pitt to 2-1-0 overall while Georgia State improves to 3-1-0.