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Unbeaten Pitt-Greensburg going after AMCC title Saturday

Bill Beckner
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Pitt-Greensburg freshman Ashley Lucas leads the team with 16 goals and Division III with eight game-winning goals.

Pitt-Greensburg will try to win the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s soccer title on Saturday afternoon.

Each time the Bobcats (18-0-1) take the field, they put their undefeated record on the line. They are the top seed in the tournament for the first time and will face No. 2 Penn State Behrend (10-6-2) for the title.

The teams kick off at 2 p.m. at Westmoreland County Community College. The game was moved due to unplayable field conditions at UPG.

The conference champion gets an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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The Bobcats clipped D’Youville in the semifinals, 1-0, in overtime on a header by sophomore Tiffany Michalek in the 97th minute.

Behrend, in the final for the 10th straight time, also needed overtime to get past Mt. Aloysius in the semis, 3-2.

UPG and Behrend also played in the AMCC final in 2016 with the Lions winning, 6-1.

Since the AMCC was formed in 1997, Behrend has won 14 conference titles in women’s soccer.

Earlier this season, UPG won a head-to-head matchup with the Lions, 2-0, as Michalek and Alexsia Barlamas scored for the Bobcats.

Freshman Ashley Lucas has 22 goals and 11 assists to pace UPG, while Michalek has 18 goals and eight helpers. Sophomore Lauren Yoder has 13 shutouts in net and a head-turning goals-against average of 0.27.

Sophomore forward Brenna McGuire leads the Lions with 16 goals and junior defender Taylor Mealie has a team-leading seven assists.

Sophomore keeper Madi Jones is 10-2-2 with a 1.05 goals-against average.

UPG has 55 goals while its opponents have five.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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