The Pitt women’s soccer team traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia, on Sunday to take on Liberty, a team that entered the game with a record of 1-4-2. However, Pitt was unable to take advantage of the promising matchup and instead fell in a 1-0 shutout to close out its non-conference schedule.
The lone goal of the game came off the foot of Liberty forward Gabrielle Farrell, who was able to power a shot past Pitt goalkeeper Amaia Peña in the 50th minute to give her team a 1-0 advantage. The goal would go unanswered, despite Pitt outshooting Liberty 12-8, and the Flames would escape with their first victory over an ACC team in program history.
Pitt once again got a solid performance out of Amanda West, who tied Farrell with a game-high three shots. She was supported on the offensive half of the pitch by Anna Bout and Anna Rico, both of whom recorded two shots of their own in Sunday's matchup.
With the loss, Pitt falls below .500 for the first time this season, with a record of 3-4-1. The stumble also comes at an inopportune time, as Pitt is set to open up ACC play on Friday.
Pitt head coach Randy Waldrum has yet to log his first win against an ACC opponent, as his 2017 team went 0-9-1 in conference and his 2018 team went 0-10-0. However, Pitt will have a shot at a win on Friday, as it will face a Syracuse team with a 2-4-1 record at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.