Pitt Completes Homestand’s Four-Game with Miami on Senior Day
PITTSBURGH – Pitt’s women’s football concludes a four-game homestand on Sunday at 1:30 pm against Miami.
HOW TO FOLLOW ALWAYS
- The game is broadcast live on the ACC Network.
- Updates from the contest will also be posted on Twitter. Follow @Tokopedia for the latest news and updates about the team.
- Pitt’s senior single, Dixon Veltri, will be honored with a pregame ceremony before the match.
- A native of Pittsburgh (a graduate of Fox Chapel High School), Veltri started her career at UNCW but transferred to Pitt after her first season in 2017.
- A three-year letter winner for the Panthers, he has started in 19 of the 42 games played as a midfielder.
- He has recorded one career goal and two assists with six of 22 shots on goal.
- Two-time ACC Honor Roll electives, Dixon graduated this semester with a degree in Finance, a minor in Economics and a certificate in Sustainability.
- Only family and friends of Pitt players are allowed into the Ambrose Urbanic Field for this game as a maximum of 50 spectators are allowed according to local laws and university regulations.
- Stickers are marked on benches to maximize social distancing, and fans are required to wear a face covering at all times in order to be in the facility.
LAST TIME: NO. 2 COUNTRIES OF FLORIDES
- Pitt fell 4-1 to No. 2 Florida State Thursday night.
- After Florida State scored the game’s first goal in the 10th minute, Madison Clayton scored his first college goal with 45 seconds remaining Amanda West.
- Florida State scored the winner in the 55th minute, as Kristina Lynch heading the ball from a few meters away on the left side of the box. The goal was initially ignored for an offside call, but was later added to by the referee.
- Florida State has the advantage in shooting (21-3) and corners (4-1).
- All three of the Panthers’ shots were placed on goal.
THE TOP BRANDS IN THE COUNTRY
- With a good start to the season, the team is among the best in Division I in several categories.
- The Panthers led the country with total points (76), goals (27) and assists (22).
- They are in the top 20 in other team statistics: third in scoring offenses (2.45 goals per game), 13th in shots on goal per game (7.0), 15th in shots per game (14, 36) and 20th in corners per game (5.9), shot accuracy (0.487) and penalty kicks per game (0.857).
LEADING SCORER IN WEST AMANDA NATION
- West lead the country in goals (11), match-winning goals (four) and points (26) while finishing second in assists (four) with team-mates tied. Kate McKay.
- He started the season, as he did last year, with goals in the first seven games for the longest scoring streak in program history.
- With only 28 career games played, he is already among the all-time leading scorers in program history.
- First on points (55), four ahead Ashley Cuba (2009-12).
- Second in career goals (21), two behind Cuba.
- Tied for third in assists (13) with Liz Carroll (2007-10).
- He has recorded nine 3+ point games, the most in school history.
- 26 points this year equal to second place Cande Ruiz (1998) and three behind last year’s total.
- His 11 goals this fall are the most in a season, one ahead of his total last year and Ruiz in 1998.
- He’s accomplishing things in 2019 that no other Panther has done.
- He was appointed to United Soccer Coaches’ Entire Atlantic Territory Third Team, becoming the second Panther to receive the all-region award.
- She became the first Pitt women’s football player to receive the All-ACC award when she was included in the third team and all freshmen.
- He broke the all-season single points points record for last year’s school with 29 points.
- In addition, he surpassed Ruiz (1998) with the most 26 goals and also tied Ruiz for most goals in a year with 10 goals.
- In assists, he is tied up McClure Charity (1998) and Katelyn Ruhe (2010) for a single season record.
ACC OFENSIVE PLAYER THIS WEEK
- West has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week this Tuesday.
- He scored two goals apiece in Pitt’s two home wins last week against Boston College (4-3) and the Navy.
BEST START IN PROGRAM HISTORY
- Pitt started the season 6-0 for the first time in program history.
- The six wins to start the season are the second longest winning streak in school history, as the 2015 team recorded eight wins in a row.
- The Panthers beat the Citadel twice on the road, 2-1 in extra time and 1-0. Previously, Pitt had beaten Syracuse 2-0 at home and were ACC opener, 1-0 in overtime at Navy and Appalachian State twice on the road in the first week of the year with 4-0 and 7-1 wins.
- The Panthers have a 17-2 goal aggregate for the season, the best in the country.
- Playing 548 minutes and 20 seconds in a six-match span, the Panthers trailed just 11 minutes and 36 seconds, all in a 2-1 comeback win at the Citadel.
- The Eight Panthers scored a combined 17 goals.
- The Panthers put limited pressure on their goalkeeper with an average of 1.5 saves per game.
- West scored the winning goal three times in a row, something no other Panther had done in the program’s previous history.
- West converted two golden goals from penalty kicks at the Navy and Citadel in back-to-back matches.
- Against Orange, the Panthers had the dominant advantage on shots (27-4) and shots on goal (12-1).
- The season-opening close at Mountaineers is the biggest-ever winning margin of a season opener.
- The Panthers haven’t beaten an opponent by 4+ goals since their 6-1 win over St. Petersburg. John’s on October 9, 2011.
- The Hurricanes have stopped all six matches, including five, this year with a difficult schedule so far with each match coming against a ranked team or away.
- Miami lost 8-2 to Virginia Tech Thursday, scoring its first goal of the season.
- The Hurricanes have allowed the ACC-high 25 goals averaging 4.17 goals.
- Miami is almost as young as the Pitt team with 10 real freshmen and only four seniors and four juniors.
- Miami has the lead against Pitt with a 6-2-1 record in the all-time series.
- The two teams fought to a 3-3 draw in last year’s showdown in Miami on September 29.
- The last five meetings have been ACC league matches, with the Hurricanes winning three.
- Pitt’s last ACC win came against Miami at home 3-2 (2OT) on 19 October 2017.
Goalkeeper NEW START
- The Panthers replaced the starting goalkeeper for two years Amaia Pena, who signed a professional contract with Athletic Club Femenino (Spain).
- Pitt has three goalkeepers on his list: Robinson, Caitlyn Lazzarini and Gabriella Neibart.
- Robinson, the most experienced of the trio, took over at the start of the season and started the first eight games conceding just eight goals and 21 saves in 754 minutes.
- He has recorded three closings, including back-to-back against Syracuse and the Navy.
- Lazzarini has started the last two games and previously released Robinson in both App State games and also against Boston College last Thursday in the second half.
- He made six saves in 241 minutes.
- Prior to this season, Robinson made eight starts in 12 games played over two seasons. Last year he recorded a 0-1-1 record with an average of 2.20 goals and eight saves.
- Lazzarini has played four games with three starts last year as a new player and is a 1-2-0 record, averaging 0.95 goals and eight saves.
- Waldrum and his staff have traveled north of the border in the past two years in search of the best talent to fill the list.
- Six players grew up playing in Canada’s youth football system: Chantelle Parker (Milton, Ontario), Leah Pais (Mississagua, Ontario), West (Burlington, Ontario), Anna Bout (Cambridge, Ontario), Chloe Minas (Montreal, Quebec) and Bex Bartosh (First Nations Hiawatha, Ontario).
- Pais rank is the same as second rank Anna Rico on the team in scoring with four goals and 10 points.
- Bout and Minas have started in midfield in every game, and Bout scored his first college goal at Appalachian State.
- Parker has started the last four games as a striker.
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