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Finnish forward Roosa Arvas ends Pitt career on top

Roosa Arvas winds up for a kick.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

It took Roosa Arvas four sports, two countries and 4,250 miles to find her place in the history books as Pitt women’s soccer’s all-time points leader. Growing up in Kuopio, Finland, Arvas played ice hockey, volleyball and floorball, but soccer captivated her from an early age. Arvas played al...

Women’s soccer drops second straight road game to ranked team in No. 22 Duke

Pitt's women's soccer team suffered its fourth straight shutout in conference play against Florida State . Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

In a stretch of road games against ranked teams, women’s soccer coach Greg Miller knows putting up shots and scoring first is paramount. While Pitt did take a brief lead over No. 22 Duke on Thursday night — thanks to a 24th-minute Sarah Krause goal — the Blue Devils (9-4-4, 3-2-3 ACC) quickly regaine...

Overtime penalty kick goal lifts Pitt over ‘Cuse

Juliana Vazquez and the Pitt women's soccer team were unable to covert any offensive chances into scores against UC Irvine.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 11, 2015

Greg Miller is superstitious. With sophomore midfielder Hanna Hannesdottir lining up to take a game-winning penalty kick in overtime, Miller, Pitt women’s soccer head coach, focused his eyes off the field. “I don’t ever watch [penalty kicks], so I’ll have to see it on video. But it went in and I guess ...

Pitt women’s soccer drops second straight conference game

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

After a hot start to its season, Pitt women’s soccer is coming back down to Earth after its second straight conference loss, but it improved on the 6-0 margin of defeat from its earlier loss at Florida State. Pitt (9-3-1, 3-2-0 ACC) didn’t allow many chances to Boston College, but its counterpar...

Women’s soccer coach Greg Miller finds encouragement in 6-0 defeat

Sophomore Taylor Pryce prepares for a pass. Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 4, 2015

It’s hard to find the positive in a 6-0 loss, but Pitt head women’s soccer coach Greg Miller managed to Saturday after losing at Florida State . “To be honest, I am generally pleased with how we played the game — especially in the first half,” Miller said. Despite Pitt’s strong record (9-2...

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

Sidney Crosby skates up ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 during an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Penguins won, 3-1, for a 3-2 series lead. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

If memories of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup win seem distant, it’s because they are. It’s been six years since Pittsburgh beat Detroit to earn its third NHL Championship. Despite a playoff berth every year since, those playoff trips have ended once in the conference finals, twice in the qua...

Pitt women’s soccer defeats Louisville 1-0, extends winning streak to eight games

Sophomore Taylor Pryce dribbles the ball down the field. Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 27, 2015

Pitt women’s soccer has never had more than eight wins in a season. Now, it has an eight-game winning streak. Coming off a 2-1 overtime victory against Wake Forest, which Pitt head coach Greg Miller described as “the biggest win since I’ve been here,” the Panthers (9-1-1, 3-0-0 ACC) traveled to...

Pitt women’s soccer beats Wake Forest in OT 2-1, extends win streak to seven games

Taylor Pryce drives towards the goal against Wake Forest Thursday evening.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

“This was a monumental win for our program.” That’s how head coach Greg Miller responded to Pitt women’s soccer’s 2-1 overtime win against Wake Forest at Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night. “This is the biggest win, certainly since I’ve been here,” Miller said. “For the team, who h...

Women’s soccer facing challenge of Demon Deacons on Thursday

Sophomore Seyla Perez and the Panthers are still searching for their first regular season win.  Jeff Ahearn |  Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015

Pitt women’s soccer has veered away from most obstacles it’s faced this season. While the wins have accumulated, the obstructions on the horizon are only growing larger, as the Panthers’ schedule strength improves heading into ACC play. The next foe for the Panthers is Wake Forest, which enters Pi...

Pitt women’s soccer goes into ACC slate with program best record

Junior Taylor Pryce and the Panthers had to settle for a season-opening draw at Michigan Friday night. | Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

For Pitt’s women’s soccer team, it’s time to crank the difficulty up from “easy.” After cruising through its non-conference schedule to the tune of a 6-1-1 record, Pitt’s women’s soccer team now has the privilege of playing against opponents in the toughest conference in collegiate soccer. Currently, the ACC boasts the top thr...

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