Oct. 28, 2007
INDIANOLA, Pa.-- The Pitt women's soccer team tied the University of South Florida 0-0 on Sunday afternoon at Founders Field. The Panthers conclude their 2007 season with an overall record of 6-10-2 and a Big East record of 1-8-2. The draw puts the USF Bulls at 4-9-3 overall and 3-5-2 in the Big East.
In the 10th minute of the game, Ashley Habbel (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) had one of the Panthers best scoring opportunities of the game. Habbel kicked a direct shot to the Bulls goalkeeper, Mal Lofton-Malachi, only for it to be stopped in the net.
At the half, the Panthers had four shots, all on goal, while the Bulls had four shots with none on goal.
In the second half, Pitt's goalkeeper, Morie Kephart (State College, Pa./State College), tipped a shot kicked by USF's Autumn Browning, pushing it over the net and preventing a goal.
The Panthers had multiple scoring opportunities in the second overtime period. Jennifer Kritch (Northville, Mich./Northville) took a shot at the Bulls' goal in the 106th minute but it was deflected when it hit the crossbar. Kritch took another shot just one minute later when the USF goalkeeper left the net wide open after going after another shot, but it went wide left.
Katie Caslin (Commack, N.Y./St. Anthony's) took a shot just before the end of the game, but it too was saved by USF goalkeeper.
Kephart ended the game with five saves, while the Panthers had 12 shots with seven on goal.