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First-year Panthers to get to know

Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 23, 2020

Get to know some of the stars of the class of 2024 before you join them in Pittsburgh.

No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

Pitt's leading scorer on the season, Edward Kizza (9), was unable to record even a shot against Georgetown.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Pitt's second-round NCAA Tournament game against Georgetown was essentially decided after a trio of Hoya goals in the first 20 minutes.

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

Edward Kizza (9) maneuvers around Duke’s Brandon Williamson (19). On Thursday night, Pitt men’s soccer will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 54 years.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

1965 was an eventful year both around the world and right here at Pitt. The University was in talks to become a state-related institution, Chancellor Edward Litchfield resigned and the men’s soccer team appeared in the NCAA National Tournament for the second time in four years.

Clemson’s single semifinal score dooms Pitt in ACC tournament

Despite the 1-0 loss to Clemson in South Carolina Wednesday night, the Panthers set new records by making it to the semifinal stage in the ACC tournament for the first time in program history.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

No. 4-seeded Pitt and No. 1-seeded Clemson rocked back and forth to the very end in a competitive ACC tournament semifinal matchup. A single score in the 44th minute for Clemson proved too much for Pitt, which lost 1-0 in South Carolina Wednesday night.

Win vs. Wolfpack puts Panther soccer in semifinals

Junior forward Alexander Dexter (13) had an assist on both of Pitt's goals during Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Pitt men’s soccer won the biggest ACC game in program history, defeating North Carolina State 2-1 in overtime in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in front of a packed crowd at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Panthers soccer slowly catching up to ACC competition

Head coach Jay Vidovich came to Pitt in 2015 after an illustrious career at Wake Forest where he served as an assistant coach from 1986-93 and then as head coach from 1994-2014.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

While Pitt fans have primarily been fixated on football and volleyball teams this fall, the men’s and women’s soccer programs have also begun to make noise in the ACC.

Pitt men’s soccer succumbs to PSU, 3-1

Junior Alexander Dexter (13) rushes after the ball alongside University of Denver’s Destan Norman (8).

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

After knocking off No. 22 Virginia Tech last Friday, the Panthers couldn’t maintain their momentum and fell 3-1 at Penn State on Tuesday night.

Pitt women’s soccer snaps ACC winless streak, beats BC 2-1 in OT

First-year forward Amanda West (9) provided the tiebreaking goal for Pitt in overtime.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Pitt's luck changed with an overtime golden goal from first-year forward Amanda West, whose header in the 94th minute put Pitt up 2-1 and gave the Panthers their first conference win since Oct. 9, 2016.

Pitt men’s soccer stymies Howard, 6-0

 First-year midfielder Valentin Noel (08) put up the first goal on Howard during Pitt’s 6-0 victory over Howard.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

In a game where the final result was never in question, Pitt men’s soccer beat Howard 6-0 Monday night while outshooting the Bison 30-2.

Kizza’s double OT tiebreaker puts Pitt past Denver, 3-2

Junior forward Edward Kizza (9) drives towards Denver’s goal to score the game-winning point in overtime. Pitt won 3-2.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

A sloppy first half nearly cost Pitt the game against Denver, but Edward Kizza broke the tie in double overtime to lead Pitt past the Pioneers.

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