Oct. 13, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—No. 3 ranked Florida State scored three goals within a 13-minute span as it defeated the Pitt women’s soccer team 4-0 Sunday afternoon before 867 fans at FSU’s Soccer Complex. The loss drops Pitt to 4-10-1 overall and 0-9-0 in the ACC while No. 3 ranked Florida State improves to 12-0-3 overall and 7-0-2 in ACC play.
Florida State represented Pitt’s fourth top-10 ranked opponent in its last six matches. The Panthers were completing a two-game road swing to the state of Florida.
Anna McClung gave the Seminoles a 1-0 lead in the game’s 40th minute when her quick flick and turn play found the net. The score was assisted by Yulie Lopez. Prior to that goal, Pitt held Florida State scoreless for the game’s first 39 minutes, despite giving up 11 shots and four corner kicks. The Panthers still trailed just 1-0 at halftime.
Florida State took a commanding 3-0 lead with two more goals early in the second half. At the 50:36 mark, Dagny Byrnjarsdottir headed in Megan Campbell’s long cross from four yards out. Two minutes later, FSU was awarded a penalty kick at 52:38 in which Marta Bakowska-Mathews scored her fourth goal of the year. The Seminoles added their final goal in the 88th minute when Carson Pickett received a corner kick and her shot deflected inside the right post.
Pitt goalkeeper Taylor Francis finished with four saves.
Next, Pitt hosts Virginia Tech on Sunday, Oct. 20. The contest marks the Panthers’ final home game as the program will honor its six seniors: Nicole D’Agostino, Dana DelleFemine, Caroline Keefer, Katie Lippert, Alyssa Meier and Morgan Sharick.