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Women's Soccer Falls to Pitt in Final Minutes, 2-1

Riley Houle scores third goal of the season on Thursday.

Oct. 11, 2012

Box Score

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  (October 11, 2012) – UConn women’s soccer and Pitt battled the full 90 minutes on Thursday evening in Pittsburgh before the Panthers won the game, 2-1, in the final minutes of the contest. The Huskies fall to 7-7-2 and 3-5-1 in the BIG EAST, while Pitt improves to 6-10-2 and wins their first conference match of the season with a 1-6-2 mark in the league.

The Huskies outshot the Panthers 22-7 with Connecticut taking 10 shots on goal and Pitt keeper Nicole D’Agostino registering nine saves. The Panthers were perfect from the field taking two shots on goal and capitalizing on both. Freshman keeper Jess Montrose fell to 0-2-1 on the season.

Pitt’s Alex Charlesbois scored back-to-back goals for her squad in the final 12 minutes of game to give the Panthers the victory after a scoreless 77 minutes.

With 12 minutes remaining in the 0-0 game Charlebois scored on an empty net on a cross from Morgan Sharick to give the Panthers a 1-0 edge.

Sophomore Riley Houle evened the game at 85:08 with an unassisted shot from the right corner of the box and hit the upper left of the net for her third goal of the season.

It didn’t take long for the Panthers to take the lead back and seal the deal at 2-1 with Charlbois connecting on a through ball from teammate Alyssa Meier at 87:29 and sending the ball into the lower left corner of the net.

The Huskies will host their final contest of the 2012 regular season when they welcome Providence for senior night on Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Connecticut will celebrate eight seniors at Morrone Stadium at the start of the game.