Pitt’s Sarah Schupansky’s first collegiate goal was a big one.
The freshman from North Allegheny High School scored 30 seconds into overtime, leading Pitt (2-0-0) to a 3-2 win over No. 16 Oklahoma State in the Cowgirl Soccer Invitational Championship.
FINAL (OT) | Pitt 3, No. 16 Oklahoma State 2
— Pitt Women's Soccer (@Pitt_WSOC) August 22, 2021
The win was a milestone one for the Panthers program as it was their first victory over a ranked team in 13 years. This was Pitts fourth victory all-time against a ranked opponent and second ever on the road (2-1 win at No. 24 Miami, Fla. on October 12, 2001).
“I’m extremely proud of the progress we are making,” said Pitt head coach Randy Waldrum. “It was a huge win today against a very dangerous opponent. The way this team continues to fight back amazes me. Our young players played well for us this weekend. Ellie Coffield, Bri Hilsenteger and Sarah Schupansky all played with composure and looked like veterans. Emily Harrigan, Ashton Gordon, and Landy Mertz our transfers brought great experience and quality to us as well.”
Other goal scores for Pitt today were Emily Yaple and Amanda West, who tied the match up at two in the 51st minute of the 2nd Half.
“I want to congratulate Chloe, Amanda, Ashton, and Kat for making the all-tournament team,” said Waldrum. “Also, Ashton was named Defensive Player of the Tournament and Amanda West Offensive Player of the Tournament. Final shout out to Pitt women’s soccer for being the Cowgirl Invitational Tournament Champions. Now it’s back to work and move forward getting better.”
Pitt is next in action on Thursday for their home opener against Cleveland State at 5 PM.