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Pitt loses two matches in disappointing weekend

Pitt loses two matches in disappointing weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s success earlier in the volleyball season disappeared this weekend when the team dropped both matches, a first this year. The Panthers fell to Miami 3-0 and Virginia Tech 3-1.MiamiEntering Friday’s match, the Panthers were aware of its opponent’s toughness. Regardless, Pitt was swept for the first time this season. Miami (18-7, 11-3 AC...

Late fumble ends comeback attempt in Pitt’s third straight loss

Late fumble ends comeback attempt in Pitt’s third straight loss

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 15, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — After a fast start, Pitt faded late in the Tar Heel State.Offensive efficiency, combined with firm defensive play, helped the football team secure and maintain an early lead against North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, but it wouldn’t hold. In a game where Pitt allowed 502 to...

Chryst, team try to stay in bowl hunt

Chryst, team try to stay in bowl hunt

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

A common theme emerged among coaches and players on the Pitt football team when they talked about this weekend’s opponent University of North Carolina: speed, especially with the ball.This particular focus makes sense. The competition knows it well.UNC’s Ryan Switzer embodies this attribute. The sopho...

Panthers open weekend series with hopes of cracking top 25

Panthers open weekend series with hopes of cracking top 25

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panther volleyball team hopes to carry the momentum of beating a ranked opponent into this weekend, when it faces two tough teams at home.On Friday night, Pitt (21-4, 9-3 ACC) will host the Miami Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Field House. The team will then welcome Virginia Tech Sunday afterno...

Panthers beat ranked Duke in weekend sweep

Panthers beat ranked Duke in weekend sweep

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team knew it needed to win on the road if the team wanted to improve its NCAA Tournament resumé. The Panthers (21-4, 9-3 ACC) defeated No. 25 Duke (18-6, 10-3 ACC) 3-2 Friday night and followed that win with a sweep of Wake Forest.Pitt defeated Duke in a back-and-forth match — ...

Pitt travels for two weekend road matches

Pitt travels for two weekend road matches

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team travels this weekend, playing back-to-back matches for the first time since Sept. 19-20, and consecutive road matches for the first time since Oct. 17-19.Pitt travels to Cameron Indoor Stadium Friday to play the Duke Blue Devils and follows up that match Saturday evening against W...

Missed kick, shaky defense down Pitt in double OT

Missed kick, shaky defense down Pitt in double OT

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Heading into its game against No. 24 Duke, the Pitt football team knew receiver Jamison Crowder would make a difference for the Blue Devils.“Hopefully he didn’t get his flu shot and gets the flu on Friday or something,” Pitt’s secondary coach Troy Douglas said jokingly to media last Wednesday...

Pitt splits weekend ACC matches

Pitt splits weekend ACC matches

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers had mixed results for the second weekend in a row, dropping Friday night’s match at Virginia Tech 3-1 and winning Sunday against Syracuse 3-0.“It was really good to refocus and get a win back at home and settle back into our groove, as we kind of lost it against Virginia Tech,” se...

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While winning two of 10 ACC games may not seem like cause for optimism, the Pitt women’s soccer team showed great improvement upon a winless 2013 ACC campaign.Pitt wrapped up its schedule Saturday with a 6-1 loss in Charlottesville, Va., to the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers.Virginia outshot the Panther...

Defense and special teams struggles push Pitt to overtime loss

Defense and special teams struggles push Pitt to overtime loss

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt played its way into an offensive flexing battle against Duke Saturday, and in the end, it was a battle the Panthers couldn’t keep up with.Led by James Conner’s career-best 263 rushing yards, the Panthers combated Duke’s high-powered offensive attack from the start. But a combination of pe...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two sets into the Spike and Slam Madness on Friday night, momentum was on Pitt’s side. But the Panthers slowly began to lose control of the match and walked away with a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to No. 4 Florida State.The Fitzgerald Field House shook with close to 2,000 fans in attendance for the hom...

Sidebar: Conner injury tests RB depth

Sidebar: Conner injury tests RB depth

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

When James Conner lay on the Heinz Field turf Saturday, grasping at his right knee while trainers circled around him, a hush fell over the crowd.Already stupefied by the baffling start to the Pitt football game against Georgia Tech, fans had to cringe as a new nightmare scenario played out in front of...

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sunday marked the final time Pitt seniors Jackie Poucel, Riliegh McHugh and Alex Charlebois would play in front of their home fans as the Pitt women’s soccer team hosted its last home contest of the 2014 season.The Panthers (6-11-0, 2-7-0) fell to the No. 17 Clemson Tigers (12-3-2, 5-3-1) by a final score of 2...

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though it is just a formality at this point, the Pitt men’s soccer team will not make the ACC tournament, as the team sits in last place in the conference standings. The team needed to pick up three points with a win against Duke on Friday, but it could not.Despite a strong second half, Pitt men’s...

Early fumbles down Panthers in homecoming game

Early fumbles down Panthers in homecoming game

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

October 25, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

It was the script coming out party that few saw coming.Sporting new script “Pitt” logos on their helmets in their homecoming game against Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC) Saturday, the Panthers (4-4, 2-2 ACC) couldn’t recover from a historically poor offensive start in an embarrassing 56-28 loss.To st...

Penalty kick rebound downs Panthers in extra time

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For 92 minutes, the Pitt women’s soccer team had a chance to get a result. That possibility evaporated on an extra time penalty kick rebound.Hosting Louisville on Thursday night, the Panthers (6-10 overall, 2-6 ACC) limited the opposition to six chances on goal in regulation, holding the score eve...

Three Pitt players earn ACC weekly honors

Three Pitt players earn ACC weekly honors

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The ACC recognized three Pitt football players for their performances in Thursday’s home game against Virginia Tech.Senior tackle T.J. Clemmings was named the conference’s Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week, sophomore cornerback Reggie Mitchell was picked as Defensive Back of the Week and redshirt freshm...

Panthers pick up two more ACC wins over weekend

Panthers pick up two more ACC wins over weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Playing in front of two of the ACC’s toughest crowds didn’t prevent the Pitt women’s volleyball team from picking up two more conference wins over the weekend, continuing an impressive season. With the NCAA Tournament in their sights, the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) beat both of their weekend oppone...

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team must be relieved the weekend is over.The Panthers completed a three-game stretch of matches against nationally ranked ACC opponents Saturday afternoon. They lost to No. 2 Florida State 3-0 at Ambrose Urbanic Field.The contest was fairly one-sided, as the Seminoles (14-1-0...

Men’s soccer draws over weekend, now scoreless in three straight

Men’s soccer draws over weekend, now scoreless in three straight

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Over the weekend, Pitt might have had flashbacks to last week when, for the second straight time, the team ended regulation in a scoreless tie. But, last time out, Pitt’s opponent, Howard, ended the game with a late goal.This time, the Panthers tied Virginia Tech in a scoreless game in Blacksburg,...

Panthers continue tough ACC stretch against ranked FSU Saturday

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After losing to No. 6 North Carolina Sunday, the Panthers may not reach their goal of 11 wins this season. But the Pitt women’s soccer team still aims to stay focused on the stretch run of their upcoming ACC schedule.Pitt is currently tenth in the ACC with a 2-4-0 conference record to accompany a 6-8-0 re...

Running wild: Chad Voytik, James Conner combine for 203 rushing yards in Pitt win

Running wild: Chad Voytik, James Conner combine for 203 rushing yards in Pitt win

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

History would suggest that the Pitt students swaying in Thursday’s overcast weather singing “Sweet Caroline” would leave shortly after the song. But running back James Conner burst into the end zone just minutes after the sing-along ended to give Pitt a 21-9 lead over Virginia Tech, ensuring that the...

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a bad loss, a team’s coach sometimes doesn’t make his team watch film of the performance and just pretend the game didn’t happen. There comes a point when it’s not beneficial to watch a sub-par performance. Tuesday night might have been one of those games for the Pitt men’s soccer team.Now, th...

Pitt takes winning streak into ACC road trip

Pitt takes winning streak into ACC road trip

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

No matter how well a team performs, coaches and players agree that road conference games always present a significant challenge to the visitors.The Pitt volleyball team tests the challenge this weekend, as the team travels to Georgia Tech Friday evening and wraps up its weekend road trip with a Sunday a...

Notebook: Conner could see defensive snaps Thursday

Notebook: Conner could see defensive snaps Thursday

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 13, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After a week and a half off, the Pitt football team returns to action against Virginia Tech at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Heinz Field in a nationally-broadcastgame on ESPN.While the team is on a three-game losing streak, sophomore running back James Conner says the season isn’t lost for the Panthers.“[We...

Panthers continue hot start with wins over weekend

Panthers continue hot start with wins over weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Lately, the Pitt women’s volleyball team has seemed unbeatable, dropping only one of its last 11 matches, including this weekend’s sweep of Notre Dame and Syracuse. Fans have noticed. Friday’s home game featured a large pinked-out crowd for breast cancer awareness, and it was marked by an appearan...

Pitt loses to ranked team for second loss of the season

Pitt loses to ranked team for second loss of the season

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

A strong non-conference showing was probably what contributed to the 600-plus spectators that packed the Fitzgerald Field House on Friday, but passing and blocking issues spoiled the Pitt volleyball team’s chances to upset the first ranked team it played this year.The Panthers lost their second game ...

Panthers must decrease penalties, turnovers after bye week

Panthers must decrease penalties, turnovers after bye week

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Panthers, in the midst of a three-game losing streak following their 24-19 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, are entering their first bye week of the 2014 season. And, from the looks of it, it comes at an optimal time.After an explosive and promising start to the season, in whi...

Panthers cannot capitalize on early chances in loss

Panthers cannot capitalize on early chances in loss

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While a 19-5 shot differential doesn’t look good, the first 30 minutes of the Pitt men’s soccer team’s eventual loss to Virginia on Saturday reflected better play for the team.“It’s tough to win games when you only have five shots,” goalkeeper Dan Lynd said. “We have to figure out how t...

Women’s soccer wins second straight ACC game

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming out of the weekend, the Pitt women’s soccer team is up to seventh place in the ACC, and it’s thanks to the team finishing on the chances it got and striking early.“We, for once, capitalized on our opportunities,” head coach Greg Miller said. “We’ve positioned ourselves before with g...

Penalties again Pitt’s downfall as it loses third straight game

Penalties again Pitt’s downfall as it loses third straight game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Late in Pitt football’s game against the University of Virginia, a home fan sitting below the press box had a message for the players on the field.“Show some discipline,” he said.His plea came after a skirmish involving players from both teams, but on a night when one of its starting offensive linemen sa...

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Anyone who said the Pitt volleyball team’s 12-1 start was a fluke, because they had not yet faced tougher ACC competition, now has less to talk about.The Panthers captured their first ACC win of the season on Sunday and, after five days off, they come back to play an even tougher opponent in a Nort...

Panthers must beat Virginia to stop two-game skid

Panthers must beat Virginia to stop two-game skid

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Photographer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pitt football team jumped out to a 3-0 start by piecing together near-perfect performances that were highlighted by the national emergence of running back James Conner and a swarming defensive presence.But the Panthers’ on-field identity has changed for the worse in recent weeks. Teams have thinned Conner’s producti...

Soccer faces ranked Cavaliers to try for a winning record

Soccer faces ranked Cavaliers to try for a winning record

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Returning home after a victory at cross-city rival Robert Morris, the Pitt men’s soccer team has an opportunity to create something Friday that it hasn’t had since late August: a winning streak.The Panthers, coming off of a 2-0 victory against the Colonials, will play at home Friday at 7 p.m. against the Virgini...

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Every time a team returns home to play, it’s happy to have home-field advantage back. But while the men’s soccer team’s next game won’t technically be at home, returning to the area after this weekend will still be especially relieving.After losing 4-1 to the ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals ov...

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming off of three consecutive losses, the Pitt women’s soccer team has a familiar question it wants to answer.After falling apart within the first 20 minutes of their loss against Duke last Friday — giving up three goals and digging themselves into an unrecoverable hole — the Panthers still wond...

Werth’s second half goal less to tie with Wolfpack

Werth’s second half goal less to tie with Wolfpack

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In its second ACC game of the season, Pitt men’s soccer came from behind to draw against NC State.Forward Cory Werth tied the game in the second half off a post rebound that found its way to his right foot. The goal was his first of the season and saved the Panthers (2-2-2, 0-1-1) ACC) from a secon...

Pitt overwhelmed early in shutout defeat

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Before many fans could even make it to their seats, the Blue Devils had scored.Right from opening kickoff of the women’s soccer game on Friday night, Duke operated at a speed superior to Pitt, coasting to a 3-0 victory in the ACC opener for both teams.In the third minute of the contest,  Duke freshman...

Team searching for answers on eve of ACC opener

Team searching for answers on eve of ACC opener

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The word spreading around the Pitt women’s soccer locker room is effort. For some unknown reason, playing a full 90 minutes is hard for the team.The Panthers (4-4) dropped their last non-conference game of this season last Friday night to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams 1-0. After the ga...

N.C. State brings potent offensive attack to campus

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt men’s soccer plays this Saturday, hoping to right its three game homestand after drawing against an out-of-conference opponent.The Panthers (2-1-2) face N.C. State in their second conference game with an opportunity to even their ACC record with a win. In their previous conference game, Pitt pla...

Panthers analyze play against UNC

Panthers analyze play against UNC

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

North Carolina defeated Pitt handily Friday in the ACC opener for both teams, but, according to the Panthers, the box score doesn’t reflect how the team played against the third-ranked team in the country.After their second loss of the season, the Pitt men’s soccer team returned to practice Monday in pre...

Offense hard to come by for Pitt in conference-opening defeat

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt men’s soccer couldn’t pull off the upset against third-ranked North Carolina, as they lost 3-0 in its first ACC game of the year.Pitt began the game on Friday night in their usual 4-3-3 formation, but at times appeared to drop back into a 4-5-1 to contain North Carolina’s  powerful attack, lea...

Trio of Panthers receive weekly conference accolades

Trio of Panthers receive weekly conference accolades

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

For the second week in a row, the ACC honored James Conner for his performance over the weekend. This time, he had the company of some teammates. In the Panthers’ first ACC game this season, vs. Boston College, the sophomore running back powered his way to 214 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries ...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

August 19, 2014


Filed under Archives

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Last season, the Pitt baseball team set a program record for wins, so it was only natural that the Panthers would face some regression this year. Between losing two of the team’s best players — catcher Elvin Soto and pitcher Ethan Mildren — to professional baseball and transitioning to the ultr...

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014


Filed under Archives

Matt Johnson is hitting .246 and has started all of the Panthers games but one. 

Hobie Harris

Hobie Harris

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014


Filed under Archives

Hobie Harris has posted a 3.15 earned run average in his team-high eight appearances.

XC

XC

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

September 20, 2013


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PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 31: The Pitt Panthers cross country team runs in the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on August 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maria Nicholas

Maria Nicholas

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

September 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Senior Maria Nicholas will play a key role this weekend. 

Roosa Arvas

Roosa Arvas

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

August 25, 2013


Filed under Archives

Roosa Arvas has been one of the Lady Panthers top scorers since arriving in the United States. 

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013


Filed under Archives

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

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