Sept. 30, 2011
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 verdict at Villanova on Friday, falling to 1-8-4 overall and 0-3-2 in the Big East.
Ashley Cuba scored the lone goal for the Panthers, tying the game 1-1 in the 31st minute. The unassisted goal was the 18th of Cuba’s career, tying her with Cande Ruiz (1998-2001) for second on Pitt’s career list.
With the goal, Cuba also passed Jennifer Kritch (2005-07) for third on the program’s all-time points list. The junior leads the team with 10 points this season and has 40 in her career. She is five points away from Ashley Habbel (2006-09) for second.
Villanova (5-6-2, 1-4-0) took a 1-0 lead on Victoria Gersh’s unassisted goal in the 10th minute. It was her first goal of the season.
Stephanie Myers tallied the game-winning goal for the Wildcats. Her score, which came following a re-start inside the box, was assisted by Megan Verdeur and Katie Ryan in the 48th minute.
Ryan added an insurance goal for Villanova less than two minutes later. The goal, her seventh of the season, was assisted by Katy Nagy.
Villanova held a 15-7 advantage in shots, while the teams were even with six corner kicks.
Both goaltenders, Kristina Rioux for Pitt and Jami Kranich for Villanova, made three saves.
The Panthers will return to action with a match at Georgetown on Sunday at 1 p.m.