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Pitt women’s soccer blanks Bucknell 1-0

Freshman forward Amanda West scored her second game-winner

The Pitt women’s soccer team earned its second win of the season on Sunday, as it topped Bucknell 1-0 at Holmes Stadium in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The lone goal came from freshman forward Amanda West in double-overtime. It was her second game-winning goal in two career games with Pitt.

The Panthers overwhelmed the Bison offensively for the entire game, outshooting them 27-11. Thirteen of Pitt’s shots were on goal, and only two of Bucknell’s were. However, Bison goalkeeper Kaylee Donnelly was equal to the challenge of most of the Panthers’ attempts, as she came up with a game-high 12 saves. That included a game-saving stop on a close-range Margret Arnadottir shot that nearly won Pitt the game in the first overtime period.

With that said, West was able to sneak around Donnelly and slot home the golden goal 101 minutes into the contest. Anna Rico assisted on the goal, logging her third assist of the season, and with the game-winner, West improved her goal total on the season to four. Her first three came in the form of a hat trick in Pitt’s 5-4 win over Loyola Marymount on Friday.

With the win, Pitt's record now stands at 2-0 in 2019, and on Friday, the team will head to Hanover, New Hampshire, for a matchup against Dartmouth. The Big Green have yet to play a game this season but went 10-5-2 in 2018. The two teams will face off at Burnham Field at 1 p.m. ET on Friday.