So far in the 2019 season, Pitt-Greensburg’s Women’s Soccer has gone undefeated, winning their first 17 games. The team beat Penn State Behrend 2-0 on Senior Night, Oct. 26.
The women’s soccer team usually wins an average of 9 games during the regular season. At the time of print, the team has two games left in the season, and they could earn a perfect season by winning both.
Christopher J. Fabian, the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, offers some of his insights on some of the challenges moving forward in the rest of the season and into the postseason.
“I think it’s the same for a lot of teams this time of year, and that’s the mental aspect of managing expectations,” he said. “We set a goal at the beginning of the year to play for a championship, and we are on the brink of accomplishing that. Focusing on the little things will help is to reach the end goal.”
Erika Caldro, a junior Biology major who plays outside mid, shares how the team maintains its high performance on the field throughout the season.
“I think we maintain it by keeping our heads on straight,” Caldro said. “On and off the field, we make sure we are doing what we need to do and focus on everything that is coming to us.”
Junior History major Kiara DeVore, who plays right back defender, is also happy with the team’s performance so far this season.
“I think the culture of the team has a lot to do with it,” DeVore said. “We are all keeping ourselves accountable, and keeping each other accountable, for our play on the field. We act sort of like a family on and off the field to be able to have the success we are experiencing this season.”
Caldro, DeVore, and Fabian all agree that the hardest game this season was against Mt. Aloysius.
“They challenged us,” Caldro said. “They were ball-winning more than we’ve seen, and it was something we were new to. They were playing in a different formation than we were used to.”
The women’s soccer team will play in the AMCC Championship on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at home.