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Finnish forward Roosa Arvas ends Pitt career on top

Finnish forward Roosa Arvas ends Pitt career on top

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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

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

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Overtime penalty kick goal lifts Pitt over ‘Cuse

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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

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

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

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

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

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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

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

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

“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

Women’s soccer facing challenge of Demon Deacons on Thursday

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

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

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

Off to 6-1-1 start, Pitt women’s soccer makes program history

Off to 6-1-1 start, Pitt women’s soccer makes program history

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

As they head into conference play next week, Pitt women’s soccer team is in good standing. Make that historically good standing. A pair of victories over Liberty and Akron, 2-1 and 3-0, respectively, have the team off to its best start in program history, at 6-1-1. Liberty The Pant...

Women’s soccer thriving thanks to strong freshmen play

Women’s soccer thriving thanks to strong freshmen play

By Jeff Carpenter / For The Pitt News

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sporting a young roster and a weak resumé, there was little reason to expect much from the Pitt women’s soccer team this year. Six games into the season, it appears that youth might be reversing the program’s fortunes. Touting a 4-1-1 record and coming off a successful 2-0 weekend, the Panthers must ...

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