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Column | It’s time for the ‘Hounds to become the city’s champion

The Riverhounds, a soccer club that plays on the bank of the Monongahela, are Pittsburgh’s fourth professional sports team. Hayden Schiff | Wikimedia Commons

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer

October 23, 2020

Although the Pittsburgh Riverhounds fell short in the 2020 USL Playoffs, Alexander Ganias argues that they proved themselves as the city’s best chance of winning a title in the near future

Pitt women’s soccer cancels upcoming rematch at Syracuse, making room for spring opponents.

Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

Orange head coach Nicky Adams broke the news during a press conference Wednesday morning, hours before the announcement made things official, saying Pitt had “decided not to come.”

Two Pitt athletes play for the Steel City that raised them

Dixon Veltri moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Pitt’s women’s soccer team after transferring from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Homecoming normally presents an opportunity to travel back to one’s home to relive distant memories. But Pitt athletes Curtis Aiken Jr. and Dixon Veltri have chosen to stay in the city that raised them for their college careers.

Pitt men’s soccer makes history with No. 1 ranking

For the first time in program history, Pitt men’s soccer has received the No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

For the first time in program history, Pitt men’s soccer has received the No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

Pitt women’s soccer concludes home slate with Senior Day win

Pitt women’s soccer celebrated its last home game of the season with a 2-0 bounce-back win against the Miami Hurricanes.

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Pitt women’s soccer (9-3-0, 3-3-0) celebrated its last home game of the season with a 2-0 bounce-back win against the Miami Hurricanes (0-7-0, 0-6-0), solidifying a 4-1 record at home.

Second-ranked Seminoles dominate Pitt women’s soccer, 4-1

First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) watches FSU's players celebrate after scoring their third goal on Pitt during the Panthers 4-1 loss to the Seminoles on Thursday evening.

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Pitt women’s soccer took a beating against no. 2 Florida State on a rainy Thursday night, falling 4-1. This marks the Panthers’ second loss of the season to a ranked opponent and their first defeat at home.

Amanda West makes history as Pitt women’s soccer blows out Navy 4-1

Sophomore guard Amanda West made the 52nd point of her career in Saturday’s game against Navy, the most by any Pitt women’s soccer player in program history.

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

Pitt (8-2-0) women’s soccer defeated the Navy Midshipmen (0-2-0) 4-1 in its second match of a four-game homestand. The Panthers have won two straight matches, remaining undefeated at home.

Pitt returns home, dismantles Virginia Tech 4-2

Pitt Men's Soccer beat Virgina Tech Saturday 4-2.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

The No. 2 Pitt Panthers men’s soccer team (3-0) handily defeated Virginia Tech (0-1) at Ambrose Urbanic Field 4-2 in their first home match of the season Saturday.

Late goal snaps Pitt women’s soccer losing streak, defeats Boston College 4-3

Junior forward Anna Rico (77) celebrates with teammate Chloe Minas (15) after putting up Pitt's fourth goal on Boston College during Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Eagles.

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

A late goal from forward Anna Rico gave the Panthers a 4-3 win over Boston College, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Pitt soccer parts ways with leading scorer Edward Kizza

Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.

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