The Pitt women’s soccer team was unable to top Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Thursday night, as the team fell 3-2. But the Panthers got a solid performance out of freshman forward Amanda West, who scored two goals to set the program’s single-season points record, with 10 goals and eight assists for 28 points.
In addition, the native of Burlington, Ontario, tied the program's single-season goals record, when she netted her 10th goal of the season in just the 16th game of her collegiate career.
West’s first goal of the night came after Pitt midfielder Anna Bout hit the crossbar with a shot in the 52nd minute, presenting West with an opportunity she would capitalize on by tapping a shot past Wake Forest goalkeeper Mia Raben to give Pitt a 1-0 lead.
The Demon Deacons scored twice to take a 2-1 lead, but West emerged again in the 74th minute with an equalizer. After evading two defenders, West reeled off a sliding shot that ricocheted off another Wake Forest defender and into the net. But despite West’s brace, Pitt fell to Wake Forest 3-2 in double-overtime.
Until Thursday, the single-season points and goals records were solely held by former Pitt standout Cande Ruiz, who scored 10 goals and had six assists for a total of 26 points back in 1998. Ruiz's records stood for 21 years before they were matched by West.