Panthers Earn Second-Straight Shutout in 4-0 Win at Keuka

Photo credit to Wade Aiken.
Photo credit to Wade Aiken.

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's soccer team erupted for four goals and earned its second straight shutout win, defeating Keuka, 4-0, Sunday afternoon.

"We came out today with momentum from yesterday's win," Head Coach Melissa Lincoln said. "I was impressed with both the defensive effort to hold the shutout and the offensive attack we built today."

Just four minutes into the game, the Panthers earned a corner kick attempt and made the most of it.

Delaney Houtz found Meghan Stuck, who put the ball past the Keuka keeper, giving Pitt-Bradford the early 1-0 lead.

Shortly before halftime, Kaitlyn Donnelly delivered a pass in the air to Grace Dadzaa, who knocked in a header to double the Panthers' lead.

Just after the start of the second half, Keuka was whistled for a foul, setting up a Panthers corner kick.

Abby Celesky took the kick for Pitt-Bradford, and put it in the back of the next to give UPB a 3-0 lead at the 47-minute mark.

"The goal before halftime was crucial, and we really put the game away early in the second half with the PK goal," Lincoln said.

Pitt-Bradford scored its final goal of the game with three minutes left in regulation as Meghan Thomas found Courtney Shade on a through ball, and Shade dribbled past the keeper to finish. 

The Panthers fired 16 shots, their most of the season.

Dadzaa, Thomas and Kaitlyn Williams led the way with three, and Celesky, Stuck and Shade had two apiece. Houtz added one of her own.

Sarah Dailey made eight saves in goal and kept Keuka out of the net to record her second-straight shutout. 

The last Panthers women's soccer 4-0 win came at Franciscian on Sept. 26, 2015.

Today's game wrapped up five straight road games to open up Pitt-Bradford's 2017 season. The Panthers will be home on Wednesday as Houghton comes to town for a 5 p.m. kickoff.