Pitt athletics are much more than football, basketball, and baseball. There are many other sports on campus that go largely unrecognized by the Pitt community, so consider this your weekly recap of all things Pitt athletics. Every Sunday from now until the end of baseball season in May, we'll list the results of every Pitt sporting event other than football and men's basketball that happened over the previous week.
8/12: 1-1 tie @ #20 West Virginia (exhibition)
8/17: 2-1 win @ Eastern Michigan
The Lady Panthers opened the 2012 athletic season for Pitt, starting with a trip down I-79 to play against #20 West Virginia. The Mountaineers got on the scoreboard first in the 19th minute. Pitt had the opportunity to go ahead early in the 14th minute with a penalty kick, but couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. But in the 60th minute, senior Ashley Cuba, Pitt's leading career goal scorer, scored off a pass from Alex Charlebois to level things a 1-1.
The Panthers then headed to Michigan for a two-game road swing, beginning with a game against Eastern Michigan. Like in the exhibition vs. WVU, Pitt found themselves behind early with a 6th minute goal by EMU. Pitt then went on the offensive, getting three corner kicks and four shots in the next 10 minutes, before scoring in the 34th minute. The goal was the first for sophomore transfer Riliegh McHugh. Pitt dominated the second half defensively, limiting EMU to just three shots while taking 11 of their own. Pitt went ahead in the 69th minutes thanks to a goal from Morgan Sharick, her first collegiate goal. The Panthers ended a three-game losing streak dating back to last season with the win in coach Greg Miller's first game as coach of the Panthers.
Men's soccer recap and Pitt's athletic schedule for this week after the jump:
8/18: 3-1 win at Marshall (exhibition)
In the preseason opener for the Panthers, Pitt took down Marshall 3-1 on Saturday. Both sides had several attempts on goal in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net after 45 minutes. Marshall was able to get on the board first with a goal in the 47th minute. But Pitt fought back with a flurry of goals, the first coming in the 60th minute from sophomore Julian Dickenson, his first goal as a Panther. Cory Werth, a redshirt sophomore for Pitt, would then score two goals over the next nine minutes, one in the 61st minute and another coming in the 69th minute as Pitt pulled away for the win.
This week in Pitt Athletics (August 19th-August 25th)
8/19: at Michigan
8/22: vs. Robert Morris
8/24: @ St. Bonaventure
8/20: vs. California (PA) (exhibition)
8/24: vs. Niagara (at Duquesne)
8/24: vs. George Washington (Mortar Board Premier Tournament at Purdue)
8/25: vs. Northern Iowa (Mortar Board Premier Tournament)
8/25: vs. Purdue (Mortar Board Premier Tournament)