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Men’s soccer clinches Coastal division with 5-0 win over UVA

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
When Jay Vidovich took over as the head men’s soccer coach at Pitt five seasons ago, the team had not yet won an ACC game. The top-ranked Panthers defeated Virginia 5-0 on Thursday night to clinch the ACC Coastal division title.
Photos: Pitt Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia

Photos: Pitt Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia

By Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer April 9, 2021

The top-ranked Panthers defeated Virginia 5-0 on Thursday night to clinch the ACC Coastal division title. [Read: Men’s soccer clinches Coastal division with 5-0 win over UVA]

No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer extended its win streak to four with a convincing 2-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

Panther defense shuts down Notre Dame; Third win this season against Fighting Irish

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2021
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer extended its win streak to four with a convincing 2-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night, a match that got chippy on both sides of the field
The Atlantic Coast Conference honored Pitt (11-2-0, 7-1-0) junior midfielder Jackson Walti with the title of ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Walti earned his first career award on Saturday, March 27 for his contribution to No.1 Pitt's 2-1 double overtime triumph at unranked Virginia Tech (6-4-2, 3-5-2 ACC).

Preview: Panthers offensive stars to trounce Fighting Irish in rematch

By Tricia Caucci, Staff Writer April 2, 2021
As they ride a three-match win streak, staff writer Tricia Caucci predicts another blowout in the teams’ rematch on Saturday.
Pitt women’s soccer played its final game of the season against Kentucky on Monday, defeating the Wildcats 4-1 to earn a final 2020-21 record of 11-5 (3-5 ACC).

Pitt stomps Wildcats in season finale, sets program record for single-season wins

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 30, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer played its final game of the season against Kentucky on Monday, defeating the Wildcats 4-1 to earn a final 2020-21 record of 11-5 (3-5 ACC). The Panthers’ 11 wins in 16 games surpasses the program record for most victories in a women’s soccer season — 10 in 18 games in 2015. Pitt head coach Randy Waldrum appreciated the accomplishment but explained that this represents a mere step toward the ultimate goal.
The Panthers look to build upon their 4-3 double-overtime win over Duke last week this Saturday against the unranked Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg, showing on ACCNX.

Preview: Panthers’ offensive firepower to overpower shaky Hokies

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
The team goes to Blacksburg on Saturday to face a struggling Virginia Tech squad.
Sophomore midfielder Veljko Petkovic (19) celebrates after scoring the first and only goal of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Boston College.

Panthers bounce back with 1-0 shutout against Boston College

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer March 14, 2021
The shot-heavy first half of the Pitt men’s soccer match against Boston College (0-2 ACC, 0-2 Overall) featured two high-octane offenses who forced each goalie to work, while the final 45 minutes saw much fewer scoring opportunities.
Pitt women’s soccer played its first game since Nov. 1, 2020, at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday. Pitt defeated its crosstown rivals, the Duquesne Dukes, with a score of 3-0.

Women’s soccer blanks Dukes in 3-0 City Game win

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 8, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer played its first game since Nov. 1, 2020, at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday. The Panthers defeated their crosstown rivals, the Duquesne Dukes, by a score of 3-0 with turf-blackened snow lining the walls of the stadium.
Senior defender Bryce Washington (4) pictured against Lehigh, scored the game-winning goal against Duquesne on Saturday on a penalty kick

Picking up where it left off, Pitt men’s soccer wins City Game 1-0 to open spring season

By Dalton Coppola, For The Pitt News February 27, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer compiled its most successful fall campaign in program history in 2020, culminating in an ACC Championship appearance. The No. 2 Panthers picked up where they left off on Saturday, beating Duquesne 1-0 to open the spring season.
The New England Revolution drafted senior forward Edward Kizza (9), who broke a number of school scoring records, in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft in January.

Column | Men, women’s soccer coaches have ushered in new era of Pitt sports

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
While basketball and football get the most attention, staff writer Griffin Floyd argues a new era is upon us — Pitt is a fútbol, not football, school
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