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Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

Pitt’s cross country team got an early start to training on campus this season due to schedule adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Pitt cross country received extra preparation time this fall thanks to an early arrival on campus. The team hopes that will pay off as it settles into an unusual season.

Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

After ensuring that the fall football season was feasible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Coast Conference moved to establish guidelines for the five other fall sports its member schools play.

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Thursday afternoon that the beginning of fall Olympic sports will be delayed until Sept. 1. Pitt’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country are among the affected sports. ACC field hockey programs will also be subject to the delay, but will not apply to Pitt, which does not have a program.

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball salvages sour results

First-year guard Amber Brown pushes through Georgetown’s defense.

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

Pitt Athletics found itself on the wrong end of a disappointing weekend. While both cross country teams failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet, women’s basketball and wrestling compounded those losses with stinging defeats. The second-ranked volleyball team provided the lone bright spot of the weekend, picking up an ACC title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Duke.

Weekend Sports Recap: Cross country winds down, wrestling heats up

Pitt volleyball swept Wake Forest 3-0 at home on Friday, improving it’s record to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in the ACC.

By Dalton Miller, for The Pitt News

November 4, 2019

Pitt athletics collected a mixed bag this Halloween weekend — of wins and losses, not candy. A record-setting volleyball win and title-winning bouts for Panther wrestlers were dampened by a rough outing in cross country and a tough loss in men's soccer.

Victory Lights burn bright during dominant weekend for Pitt athletics

Pitt volleyball continued its win streak this weekend, sweeping both UNC and NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Pitt athletics did its best to combat autumn’s shrinking days and growing nights by stacking win upon win over the weekend and lighting the top of the Cathedral. In what may be one of the best weekends in recent Pitt sports history, there were upsets, new milestones and continued dominance, all worthy of Cathy’s weekly light show.

Weekend Sports: Panthers soccer suffocated by top-ranked opponents

Sophomore defender Nyk Sesscock motions to the crowd to cheer after scoring Pitt's first goal on UNC. Down one with only minutes left in regulation, the Panthers failed to make another goal on the Tar Heels, losing 2-1.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Pitt athletics once again had a busy weekend with the swim and dive and cross country teams seeing action, as well as both soccer teams and the No. 4 women’s volleyball team.

Pitt cross country dominates long-awaited home meet

Pitt runners Brenda Ayuk, left, and Sam Shields, right, extend their lead on the second lap of the race. They would finish 2nd and 5th respectively and contribute to a Pitt team victory.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Pitt cross country rose to the occasion at its long-awaited home meet Friday evening, winning both the men’s and women’s races.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball’s win streak snapped at 23

Pitt Volleyball lost its first match of the season, 3-1, this weekend to Duke.

By Kate Hall, For the Pitt News

October 29, 2018

Pitt’s football team found success Saturday but it was a tough Halloweekend for the University’s other sports, with the No. 5 volleyball team suffering its first loss of the season Sunday.

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