Oct. 20, 2011
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh women's soccer team closes out its season on Friday with a home match against "Backyard Brawl" rival West Virginia. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Junior Ashley Cuba will be honored at halftime. She became Pitt's all-time record holder in career goals (21), passing Ashley Habbel's previous record of 19 with a three-goal performance in a 6-1 win over St. John's on Sunday, Oct. 9. Cuba is also second all-time in career points (46), just one away from tying the record held by Cande Ruiz (1998-2001). Cuba leads the team in both goals (8) and points (16). Her eight goals are sixth most in the Big East.
The Mountaineers (13-4-0, 9-1-0 Big East) enter the match ranked 18th in the country and lead the Big East American Division. The Panthers are 2-12-4 overall and 1-7-2 in the conference.
Pitt is 1-11-0 all-time against West Virginia with the win coming on Sept. 1, 2005, by a score of 2-1. The Mountaineers have won four of the last five matches, including a 3-0 win last season.