Soccer Comes Up Short at Pitt

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A pair of late goals make the difference as the University of Miami soccer team dropped a close one with the Pittsburgh Panthers Sunday afternoon, 2-0.

The contest concluded a four-match road trip for the Hurricanes, as they will return to Cobb Stadium Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. against Syracuse.

In the fifth minute, the Panthers earned the first shot of the match off the foot of Leah Pais, however junior goalkeeper Tyler Speaks was able to jump up and make the save.

Following a free-kick by senior midfielder Michelle Giamportone setting up a corner, Delaney Brown looked to get Miami on the board, however the freshman defender’s header missed just wide of the net.

At the break, Speaks registered a pair of saves as the match remained scoreless after 45 minutes of action.

In the 53rd minute, Speaks once again rejected a Pittsburgh shot, this time off a blast from Amanda West.

With a corner in the 59th minute, Giamportone connected with Julia Edwards, however the freshman midfielder’s header was denied by Caitlyn Lazzarini.

In the 67th minute, Pitt broke the tie when Hailey Davidson connected with Kate McKay off a corner, as the Panthers took the 1-0 advantage.

Pitt doubled its lead 11 minutes later, when West found the back of the net.

The match marked the final road contest of the fall season, as the Hurricanes close out the year with the Orange and Duke Blue Devils (Nov. 1).