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Pitt volleyball makes NCAA Tournament after pair of weekend wins

Pitt volleyball makes NCAA Tournament after pair of weekend wins

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 27, 2016


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The Pitt volleyball team finished its regular season with a flourish, recording two big wins in its final two games and claiming a spot in the NCAA Tournament. With most of Pitt’s students home for Thanksgiving break, the Panthers (24-8 overall, 14-5 ACC) first swept the Virginia Tech Hokies (13-18 o...

Volleyball captures weekend wins against Syracuse and Boston College on the road

Volleyball captures weekend wins against Syracuse and Boston College on the road

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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With only four games remaining in the season, the Pitt volleyball team picked up two more wins on the road, bringing them one step closer to solidifying a spot in the NCAA Tournament. On Friday, in the first match of the weekend, the Panthers (21-8 overall, ACC 12-5) squared off against the Syracuse Or...

Forys powers Panthers to 2nd-place finish in Keystone Classic

Forys powers Panthers to 2nd-place finish in Keystone Classic

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 21, 2016


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Pitt junior wrestler Dom Forys took home the 133-pound title at the 2016 Keystone Classic Sunday, his third straight championship at the annual open tournament in Philadelphia. Forys’ tournament win highlighted a successful day overall for the Panthers, who finished in second place out of 12 schoo...

Gillian Schriever places 106th in NCAA Championships

Gillian Schriever places 106th in NCAA Championships

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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After becoming Pitt’s only cross-country runner to qualify for the NCAA Championships this season, sophomore Gillian Schriever placed 106th out of 250 runners in the 6k with a time of 20:52.1 over the weekend. Last week at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Schriever became the first Panther in 12 ...

Pitt wrestling suffers first loss in home opener vs. No. 11 Lehigh

Pitt wrestling suffers first loss in home opener vs. No. 11 Lehigh

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


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The No. 21 Pitt wrestling team opened its home slate on Friday night against the team’s toughest non-conference opponent of the season — the No. 11 Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Lehigh’s lineup — consisting of seven top-25 wrestlers — proved to be too much for the Panthers (3-1) as the Mountain Hawks...

Pitt baseball, track and field coaches announce 2016-17 schedules

Pitt baseball, track and field coaches announce 2016-17 schedules

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 16, 2016


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For Pitt head baseball coach Joe Jordano and head track and field coach Alonzo Webb, revealing their teams’ respective 2016-17 schedules on Tuesday meant new opportunities for their teams to show significant advancement as ACC competitors — a task both coaches think is achievable by the end of their seasons. Jordano made the announcement in a press release ...

Wrestlers edge out Edinboro in final matches, 20-16

Wrestlers edge out Edinboro in final matches, 20-16

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 14, 2016


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The No. 22 Pitt wrestling team faced its toughest test of the season against the Edinboro Fighting Scots, but came away unscathed to return home undefeated. The Panthers (3-0) used back-to-back victories by redshirt sophomore Zach Bruce and redshirt junior Ryan Solomon to cap off a 20-16 comeback vic...

Pitt’s Gillian Schriever to race in NCAA Cross Country Championship

Pitt’s Gillian Schriever to race in NCAA Cross Country Championship

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2016


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Sophomore runner Gillian Schriever told The Pitt News two weeks ago that she’s had to push herself to achieve the unlikely. After placing 41st out of 131 competitors in last year’s ACC Championships, Schriever made a considerable jump up to fifth this year. At the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regiona...

Volleyball splits weekend matches at home against Wake Forest and Duke

Volleyball splits weekend matches at home against Wake Forest and Duke

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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After losing to both the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Duke Blue Devils on the road in October, the Pitt volleyball team managed to vanquish only one of the two hellish opponents over the weekend. On Friday at the Fitzgerald Field House, Pitt (overall 20-7, 11-4 ACC) crippled Wake Forest (overa...

Pitt volleyball team finalizes 2017 recruiting class

Pitt volleyball team finalizes 2017 recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


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Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher has had plenty of reasons to smile this year. On Thursday, he had a new one — and the Panthers don’t play again until Friday. Already on a roll from five straight wins, the squad received a boost for the future early Thursday afternoon when Fisher revealed t...

Q&A with cross country runner Nick Wolk

Q&A with cross country runner Nick Wolk

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2016


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Before driving 45 minutes to McMurray, Pennsylvania, to cast his vote in the election, first-year runner Nick Wolk caught up with The Pitt News prior to Friday’s NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Wolk is wrapping up a standout first season with the Panthers, including a 50th place finish at the ACC Cha...

Pitt wrestling sweeps Mountaineer Duals to open season, 2-0

Pitt wrestling sweeps Mountaineer Duals to open season, 2-0

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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Sporting a No. 23 ranking in USA Today’s preseason poll, the Pitt wrestling team had high expectations going into its first dual meet of the season. The Panthers proved they deserved that ranking at the Mountaineer Duals in Morgantown, West Virginia, beating both Ohio University and Campbell University in...

Pitt volleyball dominates two more ACC competitors in weekend play

Pitt volleyball dominates two more ACC competitors in weekend play

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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After grabbing its biggest win of the season against No. 8 North Carolina a week ago, the Pitt volleyball team surged forward with road victories against Clemson and Georgia Tech this weekend. The first matchup for the Panthers (19-7 overall, 10-4 ACC) was Friday in Clemson, South Carolina, agains...

Pitt swimming and diving trounced by Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

Pitt swimming and diving trounced by Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


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In Pitt’s second tri-meet of the season against ACC competitors Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were unable to edge past their competitors. The men’s team finished the weekend with a crushing loss to Notre Dame, 238-115, and a devastating...

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

November 3, 2016


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The Pitt men's soccer team’s season came to a close Wednesday night with a shutout loss against the No. 5-seeded Syracuse Orange in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers (2-13-3 overall, 0-6-2 ACC) fell to Syracuse (11-3-3 overall, 3-2-3 ACC), 4-0, in the first round of the 2016 ACC Tournament at the ...

Swimming and diving splashes into new season

Swimming and diving splashes into new season

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2016


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After a spring and summer full of changes for Pitt’s swimming and diving program — from the addition of new head coach John Hargis to $3 million in renovations to Trees Hall — the Panthers are in the pool once again. The men’s team — overall 2-2 and ACC 1-2 — and the women’s team — ...

Bell, Markovic take both ACC volleyball weekly honors

Bell, Markovic take both ACC volleyball weekly honors

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2016


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The volleyball team not only swept two victories over the weekend at home but also weekly honors from the ACC. The ACC named junior Mariah Bell player of the week, and first-year Nika Markovic freshman of the week. Bell and Markovic were instrumental in Friday’s win against North Carolina State...

Volleyball captures crucial weekend of five-set Carolina matches

Volleyball captures crucial weekend of five-set Carolina matches

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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Once sophomore Kamalani Akeo slammed down the final service ace onto the court, there was no stopping the Pitt women’s volleyball team from rejoicing a pair of weekend victories against two reputable North Carolina teams. Not only do the wins make a NCAA tournament bid a serious possibility for ...

Schriever dominates for Pitt cross country at ACC Championships

Schriever dominates for Pitt cross country at ACC Championships

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 30, 2016


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Gillian Schriever, a sophomore runner on the Pitt women’s cross country team, had a goal. She stated last week that she would “place top 10, if not top five” at the ACC Championships this weekend. Looking at her 41st overall finish in the same race last year, it was an ambitious goal. Bu...

Pitt men’s soccer wraps up regular season with 2-1 loss at VT

Pitt men’s soccer wraps up regular season with 2-1 loss at VT

By Ryan Zimba | For The Pitt News

October 29, 2016


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Despite a late goal by senior midfielder Matt Venanzi and seven saves by first-year goalkeeper Jacob Rooth, the Pitt men’s soccer team closed out its regular season with a 2-1 loss to No. 23 Virginia Tech on Friday night. The Panthers struggled mightily in their bid to earn their first ACC win o...

Pitt women’s soccer finishes season in OT loss to NC State, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer finishes season in OT loss to NC State, 2-1

By Alessandro Conway | Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


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In the last act of a troubled season for the Pitt women's soccer team, the Panthers’ hopes for an end-of-season revival were dashed by North Carolina State in overtime. The Panthers (2-15-1, 1-9-0 ACC) came into Raleigh, North Carolina, after getting edged out 2-0 at home against Duke last Sunday, where ...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Mariah Bell and Mikal Outcalt

TPN Panthers of the Week: Mariah Bell and Mikal Outcalt

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


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Mariah Bell, volleyball, outside hitter The junior outside hitter contributed tremendously to the volleyball’s two-game split at the Fitzgerald Field House against Notre Dame and Louisville over the weekend. Although the Panthers lost to the Fighting Irish, Bell managed 12 kills for the team. Sh...

Pitt volleyball splits straight sets during weekend play

Pitt volleyball splits straight sets during weekend play

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 23, 2016


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Continuing a tough stretch of ACC matches, the Pitt volleyball team came home to the Fitzgerald Field House to split conference matches against Notre Dame and Louisville over the weekend. The Panthers (15-7 overall, 6-4 ACC) started play Friday night against Notre Dame, losing 3-0 in straight s...

Pitt women’s soccer baffled early on by Duke, 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer baffled early on by Duke, 2-0

By Tiyanna Brown | For The Pitt News

October 23, 2016


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Pitt women’s soccer returned to Ambrose Urbanic Field for their last home game of the season, but fell 2-0 to No. 4 Duke within the first 10 minutes of the game on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (2-14-1 overall, 1-7-1 ACC) struggled to keep Duke’s (13-3-2 overall, 7-1-1 ACC) offense away from the bal...

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

By Molly Appezzato | For The Pitt News

October 22, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team hasn’t scored a goal since Sept. 26, against the Longwood Lancers –– and that streak didn’t come to an end on Friday. But the Panthers did snap their six-game losing streak with a draw against the No. 16 team in the country. Despite the pouring rain, 325 peopl...

Q&A: Catching up with Gillian Schriever

Q&A: Catching up with Gillian Schriever

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


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Sophomore Gillian Schriever has led the Pitt cross country team since she arrived on campus. The Tuckerton, New Jersey, native is now entering the ACC Cross Country Championships coming off the best performance of her college career. The Panthers wrapped up their regular season at the Penn St...

Pitt women’s soccer thrashed by No. 18 North Carolina, 3-0

Pitt women’s soccer thrashed by No. 18 North Carolina, 3-0

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

October 21, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team fell to the No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels, 3-0, in a weather-delayed ACC matchup at Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night. Coming off a road loss to the Syracuse Orange Sunday afternoon, Pitt (2-13-1, 1-7-0 ACC) sought to beat both the rain and UNC (9-3-3, 4-2-2 ACC) but...

Pitt men’s soccer falls at Cleveland State, 1-0

Pitt men’s soccer falls at Cleveland State, 1-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 18, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team traveled 135 miles to nearby Cleveland for its final non-conference showdown of the season Tuesday night only to suffer yet another shutout. The Panthers (2-11-2) fell to the Cleveland State Vikings (6-6-2) on Tuesday, 1-0, suffering their fourth loss in a row in the m...

Pitt volleyball splits pair of conference matches over weekend

Pitt volleyball splits pair of conference matches over weekend

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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The Pitt volleyball team picked up a big conference win on the road Friday but narrowly missed adding an even bigger one to its resumé on Sunday. The Panthers (14-6 overall, 5-3 ACC) continued their road trip this weekend with a 1-1 performance against conference opponents in Florida. The Panthers defeated the ...

Pitt women’s soccer stumbles at Syracuse, 1-0

Pitt women’s soccer stumbles at Syracuse, 1-0

By Alessandro Conway | Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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With the Pitt women’s soccer team locked in a tense battle against the Syracuse Orange, the action stopped for a free kick in the 26th minute. Syracuse defender Taylor Bennett stepped up and blasted a perfect shot into the top left corner of the net, notching the only goal that would count in the...

Men’s soccer blasted by Penn State, 1-0

Men’s soccer blasted by Penn State, 1-0

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team went scoreless for its fourth game in a row after falling 1-0 against Penn State Tuesday night.   The Panthers (2-9-2) struggled to keep Penn State’s (5-6-1) offensive powerhouses — midfielder Connor Maloney and forward Dayonn Harris — away from their goal, lea...

Women’s soccer prevails against Miami in double overtime, 1-0

Women’s soccer prevails against Miami in double overtime, 1-0

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

October 10, 2016


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In an upset victory, the Pitt women's soccer team ended its nine-game winless streak with a wild win over conference opponent Miami Hurricanes Sunday afternoon at home. Coming from a 6-0 loss on the road to the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers, the resolute Panthers (2-11-1 overall, 1-5-0 ACC) snatched ...

Volleyball loses first conference games in North Carolina

Volleyball loses first conference games in North Carolina

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


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The Pitt volleyball team left for North Carolina with a flawless ACC record, but returned with a pair of losses against the Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons over the weekend. The Panthers (13-5-0 overall, 4-2 ACC) first took on Duke (10-5-0 overall, 4-1-0 ACC) Friday in Durham, North...

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


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After back-to-back home losses, the Pitt men’s soccer team again came up on the wrong end of a shutout after a late goal by the Boston College Eagles at Ambrose Urbanic Field Friday night. Boston College (6-3-1 overall, 2-2-1 ACC) prevailed over the Panthers (2-8-2 overall, 0-4-1 ACC), 1-0, after...

ACC announces new locations for championship games

ACC announces new locations for championship games

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2016


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After saying it would relocate this year’s championship games because of a discriminatory law passed in North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference named the new locations for each of the conference’s eight title games on Tuesday. The bill, which the North Carolina state legislature passed in M...

Late goal lifts Saint Mary’s to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

Late goal lifts Saint Mary’s to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016


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Taking a break from a grueling ACC schedule, the Pitt men’s soccer team might have expected an easier night at home against non-conference opponent Saint Mary’s, California. The St. Mary’s Gaels rolled into Pittsburgh with a lot of confidence after a 2-1 overtime victory over the No. 17 West ...

Layne Van Buskirk earns second ACC Freshman of the Week award

Layne Van Buskirk earns second ACC Freshman of the Week award

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016


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Middle blocker Layne Van Buskirk keeps making an impact in her first year with the Pitt volleyball team, earning her second ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week award on Monday. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Van Buskirk racked up 23 kills on 35 attempts for a .571 hitting percentage in Pitt’s wins...

Volleyball sweeps 3-0 win against Virginia

Volleyball sweeps 3-0 win against Virginia

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 2, 2016


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After conquering Virginia Tech for its third-straight ACC win of the season, the Pitt women’s volleyball team was looking for a victory against the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Sunday afternoon was the first time the teams faced off since Pitt swept the university 3-0 last year. “I was c...

No. 2 Florida State holds off Pitt women’s soccer, 2-0

No. 2 Florida State holds off Pitt women’s soccer, 2-0

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

October 1, 2016


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Following two defeats on the road, the Pitt women’s soccer team returned home to face another tough conference opponent on Saturday afternoon in a matchup against the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. When these two teams met last October, Florida State (9-1-1 overall, 3-0-1 ACC) came out on top in a...

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 1, 2016


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Fresh off a 2-1 win on the road against Longwood, the Pitt men’s soccer team was unable to sustain its momentum in a 2-1 loss against No. 2 Notre Dame. A capacity crowd of 842 fans at Ambrose Urbanic Field came out to watch the Panthers (2-6-2 overall, 0-3-1 ACC) try to pull off a massive upset a...

Pitt volleyball stays hot with 3-1 win at Virginia Tech

Pitt volleyball stays hot with 3-1 win at Virginia Tech

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Whether it’s the unfamiliar arena or the heckling fans, playing on the road in any sport can be difficult. But the Pitt volleyball team settled right in Wednesday night with a victory in Blacksburg, Virginia. Pitt (12-3 overall, 3-0 ACC) began its second week of conference play by cruising to a 3-1...

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 26, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team continues to show steady improvement after encountering a rough stretch early on in Jay Vidovich’s first season as head coach. After battling to a 1-1 draw against the Duke Blue Devils on Friday to snap a four-game losing streak, the Panthers (2-5-2 overall) defeated ...

Women’s soccer devastated by Notre Dame, 4-0

Women’s soccer devastated by Notre Dame, 4-0

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team suffered its third shutout loss in as many conference games Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (1-9-1, 0-3-0 ACC) fell to the No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1-3, 2-0-1), 4-0, in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame stormed out to a four-goal lead in the first half, then kep...

Volleyball starts ACC play with two weekend wins

Volleyball starts ACC play with two weekend wins

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 25, 2016


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Just like last year, the Pitt volleyball team opened conference play with back-to-back wins at the Fitzgerald Field House this past weekend. Now the question remains if the Panthers can avoid the same losing streak they ran into on the road in Virginia in 2015. Pitt (11-3, 2-0 ACC) began conference play F...

Pitt men’s soccer battles to 1-1 draw at Duke

Pitt men’s soccer battles to 1-1 draw at Duke

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

September 24, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team didn’t get its first ACC win, but showed improvement on Friday against the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina. After suffering a disappointing 2-1 home loss to Loyola three days ago, the Panthers (1-5-2 overall, 0-2-1 ACC) battled to a 1-1 draw against the Duke (3-2...

Boston College shuts out Pitt women’s soccer, 3-0

Boston College shuts out Pitt women’s soccer, 3-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 22, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team continued its rough start to ACC play with another shutout loss Thursday night against No. 17 Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Panthers (1-8-1 overall, 0-2-0 ACC) began their two-game road trip riding a five-game losing streak, and the skid continued aga...

Stephanie Williams: Coming back for the kill

Stephanie Williams: Coming back for the kill

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


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Stephanie Williams had been here before, almost one year to the day.   It was the Michigan game. The Pitt volleyball team faced a 12-9 deficit in the fifth and final set. Last year, the Panthers lost, and Williams left the court with a broken foot. She would have to sit out a majority of her fi...

Pitt men’s soccer foiled by Loyola in overtime, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer foiled by Loyola in overtime, 2-1

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


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After holding the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels to just one goal on the road in a 1-0 loss on Friday, the Pitt men’s soccer team had to feel good about its chances back at home against Loyola on Tuesday night. Instead, Loyola (2-5-0) shocked the Panthers (1-5-1 overall, 0-2-0 ACC) with two late ...

Pitt volleyball dominates in Panther Challenge

Pitt volleyball dominates in Panther Challenge

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 18, 2016


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Following a discouraging loss Friday night, the Pitt volleyball team rebounded to secure a pair of wins Saturday in the Panther Challenge tournament at the Fitzgerald Field House. The Panthers (9-3) hosted Western Kentucky, Lehigh and Robert Morris over the weekend after going 2-1 in the Panther Invi...

Pitt women’s soccer shut out in ACC opener vs. Louisville, 1-0

Pitt women’s soccer shut out in ACC opener vs. Louisville, 1-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


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Pitt’s women’s soccer team opened conference play at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the Louisville Cardinals. The struggling Panthers (1-7-1 overall, 0-1-0 ACC) dropped their fifth consecutive game and failed to score a goal for the third time in that stretch. Louisvi...

Pitt shut out by No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0

Pitt shut out by No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0

By Ryan Zimba | For The Pitt News

September 17, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team fought valiantly Friday night in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but came up just short in a shutout loss against the No. 2 team in the nation. The No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 ACC) controlled the majority of the game against the Panthers (1-4-1 o...

Pitt men’s soccer subdued by Robert Morris, 2-0

Pitt men’s soccer subdued by Robert Morris, 2-0

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team travelled to Moon, Pennsylvania, in search of a win after losing its first conference game lost to Louisville but instead fell in a 2-0 shutout to Robert Morris. The Panthers (1-3-1) took the upper hand in the beginning of the match by keeping the ball near the Coloni...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Gillian Schriever and George Aston

TPN Panthers of the Week: Gillian Schriever and George Aston

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016


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Gillian Schriever - Women’s Cross Country Sophomore runner Gillian Schriever continued her dominant start to her second year at the Tommy Evans Invitational on Friday in Akron, Ohio. The women’s cross country standout led the pack and secured Pitt’s first individual win this season as well as ...

Nick Wolk honored as ACC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Week

Nick Wolk honored as ACC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Week

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016


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Pitt runner Nick Wolk was named the ACC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Week after an impressive showing at last weekend’s Tommy Evans Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Wolk has quickly established himself as one of Pitt’s most valuable assets after posting a time of 20:23.1 in the 6.4K. He f...

Pitt women’s soccer falls in double OT to Kent State, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer falls in double OT to Kent State, 2-1

By Molly Appezzato | For The Pitt News

September 12, 2016


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Pitt’s women’s soccer team struggled to find many scoring opportunities and fell to Kent State in double overtime, 2-1, Sunday night. Despite a strong game from Pitt’s (1-6-1) young players on offense, Kent State (3-1-0) outshot the Panthers, 16-13, led by three shots apiece from forwards K...

Volleyball concludes Panther Invitational, 2-1

Volleyball concludes Panther Invitational, 2-1

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


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Coming off an undefeated weekend at the UCSB Thunderdome Classic in Santa Barbara, California, the Pitt volleyball team made its regular season home debut at the Fitzgerald Field House over the weekend. The Panthers welcomed Coastal Carolina, American University and No. 22 University of Michigan for th...

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

By Tiyanna Brown | For The Pitt News

September 10, 2016


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Pitt’s men’s soccer team fell in its first conference game under new head coach Jay Vidovich, 2-0, on Friday night. The Panthers (1-2-1 overall, 0-1-0 ACC) hosted the Louisville Cardinals (3-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 ACC) at Ambrose Urbanic Field to open up ACC play. It was the fourth meeting between t...

Pitt women’s soccer improves but loses to Kansas, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer improves but loses to Kansas, 2-1

By Ryan Zimba / For The Pitt News

September 10, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team showed improvement in its match Friday night against the Kansas Jayhawks, but were still unable to pick up a win. Pitt (1-5-1) dropped its third consecutive game in a 2-1 defeat to the Jayhawks (4-2-1) in Lawrence, Kansas. The Panthers went winless on their three-game roa...

Schriever leads Pitt cross country to clean sweep in Akron

Schriever leads Pitt cross country to clean sweep in Akron

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


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The Pitt men’s and women’s cross country teams built off a strong showing at the Duquesne Duals last week to sweep the Tommy Evans Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Friday night. The men’s team placed third in the season opener while the women placed second, but the women’s team got back star so...

Pitt women’s soccer shut out at UC Irvine, 3-0

Pitt women’s soccer shut out at UC Irvine, 3-0

By Ryan Zimba - For The Pitt News

September 5, 2016


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For the second straight game, the Pitt women’s soccer team was unable to generate any opportunities on offense, falling Sunday night to the University of California, Irvine, 3-0. The Panthers (1-4-1) were shut out for the second game in a row to start their three-game road trip. Chalk the loss up...

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

By Ted Zhang / Staff Writer

September 5, 2016


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It took three games, but Jay Vidovich, the former NSCAA National Coach of the Year, earned his first win as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team Sunday night. Following a disappointing loss to Temple Friday, the Panthers (1-1-1) bounced back Sunday with a 4-1 domination against the St. Jose...

Pitt volleyball goes undefeated at UCSB Thunderdome Classic

Pitt volleyball goes undefeated at UCSB Thunderdome Classic

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

September 5, 2016


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It was home sweet home for Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher last weekend at the UCSB Thunderdome Classic in Santa Barbara, California. Playing in Fisher’s hometown, the Panthers (5-1) proved they can not only finish matches but come from behind to win. Pitt went undefeated in three matches ov...

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 4-0 shutout at UCSB

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 4-0 shutout at UCSB

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 3, 2016


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Fresh off its first win of the season, Pitt’s women’s soccer team suffered its worst loss of the season in Santa Barbara, California, Friday night. The Panthers (1-3-1) gave up the first goal less than a minute into the game and never recovered, dropping a 4-0 shutout against the University of ...

Pitt men’s soccer team falters late in 2-1 loss at Temple

Pitt men’s soccer team falters late in 2-1 loss at Temple

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team traveled to Philadelphia searching for their first win of the season, but instead fell to Temple, 2-1, in the final moments of the game. “It was another experience in our growth as a program and team,” Pitt head coach Jay Vidovich said in a press release after the game. ...

Pitt women ranked 8th, men ranked 13th in ACC cross country poll

Pitt women ranked 8th, men ranked 13th in ACC cross country poll

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016


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An ACC preseason poll released Thursday has predicted the Pitt women’s and men’s cross country teams will finish eighth and 13th in the conference, respectively, according to head coaches in the ACC who voted in the rankings. “The ACC is a great conference for women’s cross country,” Pitt women...

Women’s team ranked 6th, men’s team 14th in cross country preseason poll

Women’s team ranked 6th, men’s team 14th in cross country preseason poll

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2016


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New rankings for NCAA cross country released this week placed both Pitt’s men’s and women’s teams in the top 15 in the region. The women’s team placed sixth, and the men’s team placed 14th in Tuesday’s NCAA Division I Mid-Atlantic Region rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross ...

Pitt women’s soccer tops Xavier, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer tops Xavier, 2-1

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016


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After being shut out in its first two home games of the regular season, the Pitt women’s soccer team put numbers on the scoreboard immediately in its Sunday afternoon game against the Xavier Musketeers. The Panthers (1-2-1) eventually defeated the Xavier Musketeers (2-1-1) by a 2-1 score for their first ...

Pitt volleyball goes 2-1 to begin season at Kennesaw Invitational

Pitt volleyball goes 2-1 to begin season at Kennesaw Invitational

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 29, 2016


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After narrowly missing the postseason last fall, Pitt volleyball started its new year with one goal in mind: securing that elusive NCAA Tournament spot. The Panthers’ regular season started this weekend in Georgia, where they took part in the Kennesaw Invitational — their first tune-up tournam...

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

August 27, 2016


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On an uncharacteristically temperate night in late August, 733 fans packed the stands at Ambrose Urbanic Field to catch a glimpse of Jay Vidovich’s first game as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers hosted the Detroit Titans Friday night in their regular season opener, battli...

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 1-0 shutout vs. Colorado College

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 1-0 shutout vs. Colorado College

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 26, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team has learned over the past two matches that every opponent –– big or small –– is a serious threat. Following a 2-0 loss to Duquesne in the home opener, the Panthers (0-2-1) welcomed Colorado College (2-1) to Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night. Despite part...

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


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In his office, Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher proudly displays his bronze medal from the 2016 Pan American Cup for anyone who wishes to see it. The really special hardware, though, is tucked away inside a case right beside it: his gold medal from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Ear...

Pitt women’s soccer drops home opener vs. Duquesne, 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer drops home opener vs. Duquesne, 2-0

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 22, 2016


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The start of the regular season is normally an exciting time for players, but Pitt’s women’s soccer players put on a performance in their home opener Sunday they will want to quickly forget. Coming off a season-opening 2-2 draw at Michigan Friday night, the Panthers (0-1-1) began a three-game...

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 20, 2016


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The Pitt women’s soccer team nearly pulled off a huge upset Friday night, but settled for a season-opening draw instead. After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, the Panthers’ first regular season game of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw against the Michigan Wolverines in An...

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

August 18, 2016


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In soccer, having a stable presence at the goal is a critical factor to how a team functions and performs. For the Pitt women’s soccer team, senior goalkeeper Taylor Francis has been that reliable last line of defense since the beginning of her college career. Francis has made 42 starts in a row for the ...

Pitt’s Jenna Potts named to 2016 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team

Pitt’s Jenna Potts named to 2016 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 5, 2016


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Pitt senior Jenna Potts was selected Friday to the 2016 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team, the Panthers’ lone representative on the squad. Also Friday, Pitt was picked by the ACC head coaches to finish fifth out of 15 teams in the 2016 ACC preseason poll. A middle blocker from Bernville, Pennsylvani...

Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano signs 3-year extension

Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano signs 3-year extension

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 2, 2016


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The winningest coach in Pitt baseball history is sticking around for another three years. Panthers head coach Joe Jordano signed a three-year contract extension Monday to stay on as skipper of the team he has managed for the past 19 years. His 819 career wins rank inside the top 30 among all active ...

Fisher, Team USA secure bronze medals at 2016 Pan Am Cup

Fisher, Team USA secure bronze medals at 2016 Pan Am Cup

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 10, 2016


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With his second major tournament as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team behind him, Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher now has two medals to his credit: a gold and a bronze. After a semifinal loss to Puerto Rico Saturday night, Team USA came up short in its quest for a second consecutive Pa...

Pitt coach Dan Fisher guides Team USA to undefeated start at Pan Am Cup

Pitt coach Dan Fisher guides Team USA to undefeated start at Pan Am Cup

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 5, 2016


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Pitt women’s volleyball head coach Dan Fisher has the U.S. Women’s National Team off to a sizzling start at the 2016 Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Team USA swept its opener against Peru 3-0 July 2 and did the same in its match against Trinidad and Tobago the following day....

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 14, 2016


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Junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch became Pitt’s first player taken in the first round of the MLB Draft in 35 years Thursday night. By the end of the 2016 MLB Draft, five Panthers heard their names called. Zeuch became Pitt’s highest draft pick of all time and only the second Panther ever selected in the fi...

Pitt’s Desmond Palmer named second-team All-American

Pitt’s Desmond Palmer named second-team All-American

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 13, 2016


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Pitt’s Desmond Palmer is now a three-time NCAA Outdoor Track and Field All-American. Palmer earned second-team All-America honors this season after falling just short of making the men’s 400 meter hurdle finals at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday in Eugene, Ore...

Los Angeles Dodgers draft Pitt’s Nick Yarnall in 35th round

Los Angeles Dodgers draft Pitt’s Nick Yarnall in 35th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016


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Junior utility man Nick Yarnall is Pitt’s fifth player selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers took Yarnall in the 35th round of the draft (No. 1061 overall) on Saturday night. He joins pitcher T.J. Zeuch, shortstop Charles LeBlanc, catcher Alex Kowalczyk and outf...

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016


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Pitt senior outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch became Pitt’s fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. Schnurbusch was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th round (No. 836 overall) on Day 3 of the draft. Earlier in the day, senior catcher Alex Kowalcz...

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016


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Pitt catcher Alex Kowalczyk joined pitcher T.J. Zeuch and shortstop Charles LeBlanc as the third Panther selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Texas Rangers selected Kowalczyk in the 12th round (No. 369 overall) on Day 3 of the draft, Pitt’s second player drafte...

Texas Rangers draft Pitt shortstop Charles LeBlanc in 4th round

Texas Rangers draft Pitt shortstop Charles LeBlanc in 4th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 10, 2016


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Shortstop Charles LeBlanc is now the second Pitt Panther selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. The Texas Rangers drafted the Quebec native in the fourth round with the No. 129 overall pick in the draft on Friday afternoon. LeBlanc joins former pitcher T.J. Zeuch, selected in the first round by the Toronto ...

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 9, 2016


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Former pitcher T.J. Zeuch became only the second Pitt Panther ever selected in the first round of the MLB Draft Thursday night. Zeuch is Pitt’s first top pick since the Texas Rangers drafted Al Lachowicz No. 24 overall in 1981. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Zeuch No. 21 overall in the 2016 MLB Fi...

Palmer leads Panthers to Outdoor Track and Field Nationals

Palmer leads Panthers to Outdoor Track and Field Nationals

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 31, 2016


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Junior Desmond Palmer is going back to TrackTown USA, and this time he’s bringing three teammates with him to Oregon. Four Pitt Panthers qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida, this weeke...

Diving Champion Dominic Giordano: No expectations, no stress

Diving Champion Dominic Giordano: No expectations, no stress

By Kaitlin Cassidy / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


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For his first leap, Dominic Giordano splits his legs to reach the edge of the diving board, landing to form a triangle with his left leg first and his right poised with a pointed toe. Full of momentum from the first leap, he straightens his right leg in the air with his second jump, both toes pointed, prepar...

Q&A with Giorgiana Zeremenko, homegrown slugger

Q&A with Giorgiana Zeremenko, homegrown slugger

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


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After leading Canon-McMillan High School to the PIAA softball championship as a junior, local talent Giorgiana Zeremenko has already enjoyed a record-setting career in her first two seasons at Pitt. The rising junior — known in the clubhouse as “G” — helped the team to its first ACC Tournam...

LeBlanc, Zeuch, Yarnall and Chentouf earn All-ACC honors

LeBlanc, Zeuch, Yarnall and Chentouf earn All-ACC honors

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 23, 2016


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With their season coming to a close this past weekend, four Pitt Panthers earned All-ACC baseball honors on Monday afternoon. Sophomore shortstop Charles LeBlanc — who hails from Quebec — highlighted the selections, becoming the first Pitt player to make the All-ACC first team since the Panther...

Pitt baseball finishes season with two losses vs. Duke

Pitt baseball finishes season with two losses vs. Duke

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 21, 2016


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Although the Pitt baseball team didn’t achieve the goal it set at the beginning of the year, the 2016 season as a whole can be viewed as a successful one. The Panthers (25-26 overall, 10-18 ACC) remained in ACC Tournament contention until the final weekend after being picked to finish dead last before ...

Pitt Twitter reacts to the Pitt Script reveal

Pitt Twitter reacts to the Pitt Script reveal

By Amanda Reed | Social Media Editor

May 18, 2016


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WVU beats Pitt, 10-4, splits season series

WVU beats Pitt, 10-4, splits season series

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 18, 2016


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Pitt and West Virginia University’s football teams haven’t faced each other in the Backyard Brawl since 2011, but the baseball rivals met on the diamond at Charles L. Cost Field Tuesday night. The Pitt baseball team ran into the red-hot WVU Mountaineers (32-19 overall), who pulled away from the P...

Pitt baseball swept in Miami

Pitt baseball swept in Miami

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 15, 2016


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The Pitt baseball team had three chances to shock the No. 4 Miami Hurricanes at Alex Rodriguez Park over the weekend, but came away empty-handed. Although the Panthers (25-23 overall, 10-16 ACC) put up a fight on the road against the ACC Coastal Division-leading Hurricanes (40-9 overall, 19-6 ACC), ...

Pitt softball concludes season at ACC Tournament

Pitt softball concludes season at ACC Tournament

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

May 12, 2016


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In a rematch of last season’s ACC title game, the Pitt softball team again ran into the vaunted Florida State Seminoles. Despite a hearty comeback effort from the Panthers, the results landed in the Seminoles’ favor for the second time. Under the morning blue sky in Raleigh, North Carolina...

Penn State defeats Pitt, 11-6, sweeps season series

Penn State defeats Pitt, 11-6, sweeps season series

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 12, 2016


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The Pitt baseball team drew 12 walks and knocked 12 base hits Wednesday night, but the number players and coaches will likely remember is 18. As in, 18 men left on base. Pitt (25-20 overall, 10-13 ACC) dropped the second game of its home-and-home season series against Penn State (26-23 overall) at C...

Hershman, Modic and Sevilla earn All-ACC softball honors

Hershman, Modic and Sevilla earn All-ACC softball honors

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 12, 2016


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Three players on the Pitt softball team earned All-ACC honors on Thursday morning. The conference named sophomore outfielder Erin Hershman First Team All-ACC, while seniors Jenna Modic and Maggie Sevilla made the All-ACC Second Team. A graduate of Mars High School, Hershman was a go-to player f...

Pitt baseball defeats Youngstown State in rain-shortened game, 5-3

Pitt baseball defeats Youngstown State in rain-shortened game, 5-3

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 10, 2016


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Mother nature may have erased five runs off the Pitt baseball team’s stat sheet, but she arrived too late to wipe out the Panthers’ win. Pitt (25-19 overall, 10-13 ACC) returned home after a successful weekend at Notre Dame with a rain-shortened 5-3 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins (...

Pitt softball clinches spot in ACC tournament with win at BC

Pitt softball clinches spot in ACC tournament with win at BC

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

May 9, 2016


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The Pitt softball team entered its final regular season series in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with work to do to secure a spot in the ACC tournament. The three-game series against the Boston College Eagles began with a doubleheader on Saturday. Boston College (30-22 overall, 12-9 ACC) won game one, 5-...

Pitt baseball takes two out of three at Notre Dame

Pitt baseball takes two out of three at Notre Dame

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 8, 2016


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The Pitt baseball team left South Bend, Indiana this weekend after capturing a crucial late-season ACC series win. The Panthers (24-19 overall, 10-13 ACC) took a big step toward earning a spot in the ACC tournament by winning two out of three games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (26-20 overal...

Pitt baseball splits series with Maryland Eastern Shore

Pitt baseball splits series with Maryland Eastern Shore

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 4, 2016


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The Pitt baseball team let what should have been an easy home sweep slip away on Wednesday afternoon and had to settle for a series split against Maryland Eastern Shore. The Panthers (22-18 overall, 8-12 ACC) took game one of the series, 9-1, on Tuesday night, but the Hawks (15-30 overall) came back...

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