Sept. 18, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C.—The Pitt women’s soccer team travels to Clemson for a match against the Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 19. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Pitt (4-3-1, 0-2-0 ACC) enters its third conference game following losses to Boston College (3-0 on Sept. 12) and North Carolina State (1-0 on Sept. 15). Junior goalkeeper Nicole D’Agostino ranks among ACC leaders in several statistical categories including saves, saves per game, shutouts, shutouts per game, goals against average and save percentage. Sophomore Roosa Arvas is ranked among league leaders in shots and shots per game. Arvas and junior Alex Charlebois lead the Panthers in scoring with two goals apiece.
Clemson (3-2-2, 1-1-0 ACC) split its first two league games with a 2-1 overtime loss to Maryland on Sept. 12 and a 2-1 win over Boston College on Sept. 15. The Tigers play their fifth consecutive home match. Clemson is led by Catrina Atanda (four goals/eight points) and Vanessa Laxgang (two goals/four points).
The matchup marks the first time the two schools have met in women’s soccer.
Following its Clemson match, Pitt plays three of the nation’s top-10 ranked teams. Pitt’s next home game is on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. against No. 1 ranked Virginia (7-0-0). The match will be televised live on Pitt Panthers Television locally in Pittsburgh on Comcast Cable Channel 188 or 210 or nationally on ESPN3.com. Pitt then hosts defending national champion and current No. 5 ranked North Carolina (7-1-0) on Thursday, Sept. 26. Kickoff for that match is at 7 p.m. on Pitt Panthers TV/ESPN3.com. Pitt then travels to No. 7 ranked Notre Dame (6-1-0) for a Sunday, Sept. 29 match in South Bend.