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Highmark Stadium will be the home of Pitt women’s lacrosse for its inaugural 2022 season. Pictured is the Panthers lacrosse team’s first practice on Aug. 30.

Pitt women’s lacrosse finds new home for inaugural 2022 season

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer
Pitt women’s lacrosse announced Monday afternoon that it will call Highmark Stadium on Pittsburgh's South Side home for their inaugural 2022 season.
No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer completed its three-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Towson Tigers on a clear Sunday afternoon. They finished their non-conference schedule with a 7-1 record. Pictured is junior forward Landy Mertz dribbling the ball.

Short-handed No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer tops Towson, 2-1, in Sunday matinee

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer
Despite being down a couple of key starters, No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer pulled out a tight 2-0 win over the Towson Tigers at home Sunday afternoon.
No. 4 Pitt Volleyball hosted the Panther Challenge this weekend in the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse, sweeping High Point, No. 12 BYU and Bowling Green to maintain its perfect record.

No. 4 Pitt volleyball improves to perfect 8-0 record after Panther challenge

By Brayden Tinney, for The Pitt News
No. 4 Pitt Volleyball hosted the Panther Challenge at the Fitzgerald Field House this weekend. The Panthers swept the event, beating High Point, No. 12 BYU and Bowling Green to maintain their perfect record.
On Friday, the Panthers celebrated after extending their winning streak with a 3-1 victory at home over No. 12 BYU. It was their second victory of the day in the Panther Challenge, hosted this weekend by Pitt at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Panthers stay undefeated with commanding 3-1 victory against No. 12 BYU

By Richie Smiechowksi, Staff Writer
No. 4 Pitt volleyball remained undefeated and added another win over a ranked opponent on Friday night. The Panthers downed No. 12 BYU at the Fitzgerald Field House to conclude the first day of the Panther Challenge.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett in action at last Saturday’s game against UMass.

Pitt pulls out a win in Johnny Majors Classic, defeating Tennessee 41-34

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
The Panthers (2-0, 0-0 ACC) took down the Tennessee Volunteers (1-1, 0-0 SEC) 41-34 on Saturday as Kenny Pickett threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns. 
No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer played the second game of its three-game home stand at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday, defeating the St. Francis Red Flash 7-0.

Harrigan notches two goals as Pitt women’s soccer dominates St. Francis 7-0

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer
No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer played the second game of its three-game homestand at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday, crushing the St. Francis Red Flash 7-0.
The Pitt Panthers will match up against the Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

Preview | Pitt prepares for early season road test against Tennessee Volunteers

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
Pitt and Tennessee have played one another just twice, with Pitt having won both contests, in the two programs’ storied histories. Although the programs haven’t clashed in 38 years, they are forever linked by one man — Pitt’s former head football coach, Johnny Majors.
Pitt men’s soccer fell to the Akron Zips Monday night, suffering their second loss of the season.

No. 3 Pitt topped 2-1 by No. 19 Akron in season’s second loss

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer
Following a convincing home victory on Friday night, No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer suffered its second loss of the season on Monday night. The Panthers fell on the road, 2-1, to the No. 19 Akron Zips.
What felt like the longest offseason ever for Panther fans finally ended on Saturday afternoon’s game against UMass.

Pitt fans revel in return to Heinz Field

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer
Pitt fans felt an extra jolt of energy from Saturday’s crowd at Heinz Field. After their extended absence, the crowd let loose in the parking lots and stands as the football team trounced UMass.
Pitt women’s lacrosse practices at the Sports Dome last Monday in the morning. When the team takes the field in spring 2022, it will be their first year as a varsity squad.

Pitt women’s lacrosse looks to make ACC splash ahead of inaugural season

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer
Pitt women’s lacrosse will take the field for the first time in spring 2022. It’s also the first time since 1997 that Pitt Athletics has a new varsity team.
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