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Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) runs with the ball during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers’ ranked-opponent struggle continues, fall 77-63 to Notre Dame

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 23, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-9, 1-7 ACC) hosted No. 19 Notre Dame (14-4, 5-2 ACC) on Sunday, and lost to the Fighting Irish 77-63. The game was the Panthers’ sixth against a ranked opponent — their fifth in the ACC — and they have lost all six of those games.
Pitt junior guard Destiny Strother (31) prepares to shoot at a game against North Carolina State University at Petersen Events Center on Dec. 10, 2021.

Panthers come up short on the road, fall to Hokies 75-65

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 21, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-8, 1-6 ACC) traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday and came up short against Virginia Tech (14-4, 6-1 ACC), falling to the Hokies 75-65.
Pitt softball alumni Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing 11th in the ACC in 2021.

Young Pitt softball striving to make 2022 postseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
After playing back-to-back truncated seasons, Pitt softball is making its final preparations for 2022, in the hopes that a full season is in its sights.
Pitt fans hold taunting signs during the Pitt vs. Miami game on Oct. 30 at Heinz Field.

Column | Teams that live ‘rent-free’ in Pitt fans’ heads

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 9, 2021
These teams seem to occupy a small portion of fans’ heads even when they aren’t competing on the field. Their logos make Pitt fans twitch or audibly groan when they see them, as thoughts of dread, anger or misplaced confidence start to flush through their mind.
Pitt women’s basketball players Cynthia Ezeja (left) and Ismini Prapa (right) both hail from Athens, Greece.

Greek natives Prapa, Ezeja bring international experience to Pitt women’s basketball

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 2, 2021
The Mediterranean country also gave Pitt women’s basketball two players — redshirt sophomore forward Cynthia Ezeja (Σύνθια Εζέζα) and senior guard Ismini Prapa (Ισμήνη Πράπα).
Pitt’s Chloe Minas prepares to kick a ball at a game against North Carolina State University at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night.

Panthers outduel Wolfpack behind Robinson shutout, win 2-0

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer (11-7, 4-6 ACC) completed its 2021 regular season at home with a 2-0 win Thursday against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (8-8-2, 4-6 ACC).
Pitt’s Anna Bout (12) fights for possession of the ball against Boston College’s Sam Smith (9) at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night.

West scores twice in return, Panthers take down Eagles 3-0 despite weather delay

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer kicked off their final stretch of home matches for the season with a 3-0 win against the Boston College Eagles.
Midfielder Chloe Minas (15) runs to the ball at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night against UNC. The Panthers lost 1-0.

Robinson’s efforts in net not enough, Panthers fall to UNC 1-0

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 7, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer hosted No. 5 North Carolina in front of a packed Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday and succumbed to the Tar Heels, losing 1-0.
Bubba Wallace won the YellaWood 500 on Monday in Talladega, Ala.

Take 5 | Duquesne could be dangerous in the FCS, Dallas Cowboys are contenders

By The Pitt News Staff October 7, 2021
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk gives their opinions on everything from the Duquesne Dukes’ chances of making some noise in the FCS playoffs to the MLB needing to restructure their playoff format.
Pitt women’s soccer lost 5-0 against the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles Thursday night in Tallahassee. In this file photo, second year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) watches FSUs players celebrate after scoring their third goal on Pitt last year.

Pitt women’s soccer outclassed in Tallahassee, fall to No. 1 Seminoles 5-0

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 23, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer fell to the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles in the middle leg of their three-game road trip, by a score of 5-0.
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