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Pitt women’s soccer team taken down by Wake Forest 2-1

The Pitt women’s soccer team hosted Wake Forest at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday, and although the Panthers were riding high after back-to-back wins over Syracuse and Boston College, they could not extend their winning streak to three games and fell to the Demon Deacons 2-1.

The Panthers got off to a promising start, as Pitt forward Amanda West opened the scoring in the 15th minute, with her ninth goal of the season. West pounced on a loose ball that bounced off the crossbar after Pitt forward Sarah Schupansky put a shot on goal, and she headed the ball in to put the Panthers up 1-0. That would remain the score at halftime.

Things then began to unravel early in the second half, as Wake Forest forward Hulda Arnarsdottir put the Demon Deacons on the board in the 51st minute by converting a penalty kick. Then, 57 seconds later, she set up Wake Forest forward Shayla Smart to put the Deacons up 2-1. That goal would go down as the game-winner, as Pitt failed to respond in the remaining 38 minutes.

With the loss, the Panthers fell to 10-7 on the season and 3-6 in conference play. They will have just one more chance to improve on their record, as they are down to their final game of the season. That matchup will pit Pitt against NC State, and kickoff from Ambrose Urbanic Field is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.