PITTSBURGH — The Pitt women’s soccer program kicks off its 27th season Thursday at 3 p.m. (ET) with a matchup against Gonzaga in the opening game of the Rumble in the Rockies at South Campus Stadium in Missoula, Mont. The contest will be streamed live on ESPN+.
NO FIRST GAME JITTERS
Pitt is a perfect 4-0 in season openers under head coach Randy Waldrum and has come away victorious in each of its last five lid lifters dating back to 2017 when the Panthers blanked Hofstra, 1-0. The Panthers defeated Ohio, 2-1, in Waldrum’s debut in 2018, topped Loyola Marymount, 5-4, in 2019, shut out App State, 4-0, on the road in 2020 and toppled Tulsa, 3-0, in the BancFirst Cowgirl Soocer Invitational in Stillwater, Okla., last year.
The Panthers sport a 16-7-3 record in season openers dating back to the…