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Pitt men’s soccer scoreless drought extends in loss to Cleveland State

Pitt men’s soccer scoreless drought extends in loss to Cleveland State

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

To match its 24-game winless streak, the Pitt men’s soccer team has another extended drought in tow. After a 1-0 loss to the Cleveland State Vikings (5-6-1, 1-3-1 Horizon), the Panthers (5-5-3, 0-4-1 ACC) have not scored a goal in their last 264 minutes of play. Lack of conversions by his team on t...

Panthers tie Niagara after late regulation goal by Purple Eagles

Panthers tie Niagara after late regulation goal by Purple Eagles

By Adam Richman / For The Pitt News

October 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team fell victim Tuesday night to a strike from a former bearer of the blue and gold. Squaring off against the Niagara Purple Eagles, the Pitt Panthers squandered a 1-0 lead with less than seven minutes remaining on a late goal by Niagara freshman Bautista Pedezert, who headed a...

Late goals push No. 2 North Carolina over Pitt

Late goals push No. 2 North Carolina over Pitt

By Jared Greenberg / for The Pitt News

October 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The cold, drizzling rain on Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field might have been a sign of the game to come, where a major underdog in Pitt men’s soccer took on the No. 2 team in the country. While Pitt’s record may have just tallied a loss, the result was as close to a moral victory as a team ca...

Panthers beat VMI ahead of matchup with Tar Heels

Panthers beat VMI ahead of matchup with Tar Heels

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

One day can make all the difference. For the Pitt men’s soccer team, it just delayed a seemingly inevitable outcome. The Pitt Panthers (5-3-1, 0-3-0 ACC) defeated the winless Virginia Military Institute Keydets (0-9) 4-0 Wednesday afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The game was originally schedul...

Men’s soccer prepares for Demon Deacons

Men’s soccer prepares for Demon Deacons

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The last time Wake Forest University played the Pitt men’s soccer team in Pittsburgh, the Panthers were new members of the ACC conference. The Demon Deacons easily disposed of the Panthers in September 2013, winning 2-0, and Pitt’s ACC record worsened to 0-3. Fifteen conference games and two years later...

Clean sheet: Men’s soccer defense shines over weekend in interstate matchups

Clean sheet: Men’s soccer defense shines over weekend in interstate matchups

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two games, two shutouts. That’s how the Pitt Panthers men’s soccer team began its regular season this past weekend during an eastern Pennsylvania road trip against Lafayette and Lehigh. The Panthers defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Senior midfielder Patrick Dixon had two goals an...

After two futile seasons, Pitt men’s soccer still looking for first ACC victory

After two futile seasons, Pitt men’s soccer still looking for first ACC victory

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Every loss takes a toll. Unfortunately for the Pitt men’s soccer team, it’s seen more than its fair share since moving to the ACC two seasons ago, going home winless in all 19 of its in-conference games since the switch. In his 32nd season with Pitt, head coach Joe Luxbacher knows that the path t...

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

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 13, 2014


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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...

Panthers dominant in season opener, win 3-0

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


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After a strong finish to its preseason, Pitt men’s soccer opened the regular season with record-breaking dominance against Presbyterian College.The Panthers finished the game on Saturday with 23 shots and a program record 19 corner kicks in a lopsided matchup against the Blue Hose, which ended 3...

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Unable to finish early in its second preseason game, despite controlling play, the Pitt men’s soccer team found the solution in the second half, defeating California University (Pa.).The scrimmage, a 3-0 Panther victory, took place at a rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field on Wednesday. The victory marked the sevent...

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