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Women's Soccer Hosts Washington on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Shaina Ashouri contributed an assist in Friday evening's 1-0 win over Toledo.

Shaina Ashouri contributed an assist in Friday evening's 1-0 win over Toledo.
Aug. 30, 2014

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WASHINGTON (2-0-0, 0-0-0 PAC-12) AT PITT (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ACC)

Sunday, August 31, 2014 • 1 p.m. ET

Ambrose Urbanic Field at Petersen Sports Complex • Pittsburgh, Pa. • Admission: FREE!

 

MEDIA INFORMATION 

Television: None.


 

 

Internet Broadcast/Live Stats: www.pittsburghpanthers.com.

Radio: None.

Coaches: Pitt: Greg Miller, 3rd year at Pitt; Washington: Lesle Gallimore, 21st year at Washington.

Series: Pitt and Washington meet for the first time in women's soccer.

 

GAME PREVIEW

PITTSBURGH--Pitt (3-1-0) hosts Washington (2-0-0) at Ambrose Urbanic Field for its fifth match of the 2014 season on Sunday, August 31 at 1 p.m. 

Pitt is in its 19th all-time season of women's soccer and its third under head coach Greg Miller. 

Pitt enters the game on a two-game win streak following victories over Toledo (1-0) and Robert Morris (3-1).

 

PITT SHUTS OUT TOLEDO 1-0 

Freshman Taylor Pryce headed in a goal in the 29th minute to give the Pitt women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Toledo Friday evening at Scott Park. With its second straight win, Pitt improves to 3-1-0 overall, while Toledo drops to 1-1-1. 

Pryce's goal, her second of the season, came at the game's 29:45 mark when she headed in a ball played perfectly from freshman Shaina Ashouri. That was all Pitt needed as its defense clamped down and registered its second shutout of the year. Pitt was outshot 17-8 and sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Francis made eight saves. 

Pitt made the most of its one shot on goal. Pryce finished the game with six shots, junior Roosa Arvas and freshman Malea Fabean each registered one shot apiece.

 

PITT SCORES TWO LATE GOALS TO DEFEAT ROBERT MORRIS 3-1 

With the score tied at 1-1, Pitt responded with two goals in the game's final six minutes to register a 3-1 win over Robert Morris Wednesday at Ambrose Urbanic Field. 

Junior Roosa Arvas scored a career-high tying two goals on the evening, including the game's first score and the game-winning goal with four minutes to play. Arvas, who finished the game with six shots, notched her first goal in the 53rd minute when she deflected a crossing pass from freshman Taylor Pryce into the near side of the net. Freshman Hanna Hannesdottir also assisted on the play. Her game-winning score came in the 86th minute when she headed in a cross from senior Alex Charlebois, which gave Pitt a 2-1 lead. Three minutes later, Hannesdottir put Pitt up 3-1 when she scored on a shot from 20 yards out. The play was setup by freshmen Carly Seneca and Ashley Moreira. 

Overall, Pitt outshot Robert Morris 23-6 and finished with 14 corner kicks to the Colonials' one. The 14 corner kicks ranks as the second highest game total in school history, two shy of the school record of 16 set vs. Robert Morris on Sept. 17, 2000. 

Arvas gave Pitt a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute on her first goal of the evening. Robert Morris evened the score at 1-1 when Erin Ritzer controlled a pass from Antonia Grese and fired a shot into the lower left corner.

PITT TEAM NOTES 

•Twenty-three individuals on Pitt's 28-player roster are either sophomores or freshmen. With just three seniors, two juniors, 11 sophomores and 12 freshmen, Pitt is one of NCAA Division I's youngest women's soccer teams. 

•Pitt's 12-player freshman class was ranked among the nation's top recruiting classes. The group, which has representatives from Ontario, Canada (5), California (2), Pennsylvania (2), Ohio (1), Virginia (1) and Colorado (1), includes athletes who will play key roles immediately. The group includes forwards Malea Fabean, Taylor Pryce, Megan Giannopoulos and Alex Reckas, midfielders Shaina Ashouri, Jo Fischer, Hanna Hannesdottir, Ashley Moreira and Emma Pozzulo and defenders Courtney Coate and Seyla Perez, along with goalkeeper Margot Shore. 

•Senior Jackie Poucel and sophomore Siobhan McDonough are serving as team captains. 

•Pitt coach Greg Miller is in his third season at Pitt. He was named the school's third head women's soccer coach on January 1, 2012. Prior to Pittsburgh, Miller spent 11 seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Ohio State, where he helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances.

 

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PITT PERSONALITY PROFILES

13 • Roosa Arvas

What is the best thing about Pitt?

    All the hills around campus.

Who is your funniest teammate? Why?

    Siobhan McDonough.

If you could play another sport besides soccer which would it be? Why?

    Ice Hockey.

Favorite TV show or TV character? Why?                      

    House. I just love black humor and sarcasm.

Last book you read?

    Dan Brown: Inferno.

What do you most like about the city of Pittsburgh? Why?

    The view when you drive out of the tunnel at night time.

What is your favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh? Why?

    Go to the Pens games. I love ice hockey.

What is your dream vacation?

    Travel around the world.

What jersey number do you wear and why?

    #13. Lucky number 13.

 

8 • Jaci Brown

What attracted you to play soccer at the University of Pittsburgh?

    The campus, coaches and high level of soccer.

Who is your funniest teammate and why?                    

    Taylor because she is a good dancer.

What is your major and why did you choose it?

    Business because it is an interesting field of study that I wanted to learn more about.

What is your favorite movie? Why?

    The Little Mermaid.

What was your greatest moment in athletics?

    Winning a national championship with my club team.

Who is your loudest teammate? Jackie.

Favorite postgame snack or meal? Fruit.

Which Pitt sporting events will you or do you attend as a fan?

    Volleyball, men's soccer, football and basketball.

What jersey number do you wear and why?

    8, my favorite number.

What do you do in your free time? Hobbies?

    Sleep, eat and Netflix.

Favorite sports figure? Why?

    Whole Clippers basketball team.

 

11 • Courtney Coate

Who is your funniest teammate? Why?

    Marcelot

If you could play another sport besides soccer which would it be? Why?

    Volleyball since I can jump.

Last book you read? Night Owl.

If you had a superpower, what would you chose and why?

    Teleportation.

How often do you tweet per day?

    Maybe too much.

What is your dream vacation? London.

Favorite postgame snack or meal?

    Chocolate milk.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? 4.

What jersey number do you wear and why?

    11 because I've worn it all my life on every team.

Craziest thing that ever happened to you during a soccer practice?

    I did a bicycle kick.

Best Halloween costume you ever wore? Hermione Granger.

Favorite sports figure? Why?

    Wayne Rooney, love him he is just amazing.