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Men’s soccer falls to Cleveland State, 4-3

Men’s soccer falls to Cleveland State, 4-3

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In a tough head to head game on Monday night, the Pitt men's soccer team struggled to keep a balance between the offense and defense. With multiple turnarounds score blocks, the team lost to Cleveland State, 4-3.

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Men's Soccer team played an away game against Delaware on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The Pitt News provides a detailed recap of the action of the game.

Fighting Irish knock out Panthers, 5-0

Fighting Irish knock out Panthers, 5-0

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team might have defeated Notre Dame in the team’s first meeting of the season, but the Irish came prepared to fight for an ACC Tournament first-round win. Notre Dame (10-5-2 overall, 4-3-2 ACC) defeated the Panthers (8-10 overall, 2-7 ACC) 5-0 Wednesday, Nov. 1 — ultimat...

Panthers fighting Irish in first round of ACC Tournament

Panthers fighting Irish in first round of ACC Tournament

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Pitt men’s soccer last faced Notre Dame, the Panthers marched into South Bend and pulled off a shocking 1-0 upset, handing the No. 7 Fighting Irish their lone home loss of the year. The victory marked the Panthers’ first win over a top-10 opponent since 2000. Pitt (8-9 overall, 2-6 ACC) must duplicate t...

Vidovich’s second season brings success to men’s soccer

Vidovich’s second season brings success to men’s soccer

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

The Pitt men’s soccer team only managed to score 12 goals in the entire season last year. This year, the team had 12 goals before October. Stats like these show how far the team has come in its second year with head coach Jay Vidovich, who has lead Pitt to an 8-8 record so far this season, with ...

Zips hold Panthers to nil, 3-0

Zips hold Panthers to nil, 3-0

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt men’s soccer team couldn’t manage a single goal Tuesday night, dropping a match to their out-of-conference neighbor to the west, No. 14 Akron, 3-0. The Panthers (8-8-0, 2-5-0 ACC) couldn’t keep up with the Zips (11-3-1, 2-1 MAC) in their second-to-last game of the regular season on...

Blue Devils take down Panthers, 2-0

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team’s winning streak ended abruptly Friday night after No. 19 Duke’s 2-0 victory. The Panthers (6-6-0 overall, 1-4-0 ACC) fell to the Blue Devils (9-2-1 overall, 3-2-0 ACC) after Pitt’s mistakes gave Duke too many opportunities. “The game started one way that wasn’t...

Panthers maul Mountaineers, 7-0, in highest-scoring game since 1998

Panthers maul Mountaineers, 7-0, in highest-scoring game since 1998

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt men’s soccer snapped West Virginia’s 10-game Backyard Brawl unbeaten streak, dominating the Mountaineers 7-0 in the Panthers’ highest scoring game since 1998. The Panthers (4-5-0, 0-3-0 ACC) held the momentum all night against their rival Mountaineers (6-2-2, 0-0-0 Big 12) on Tuesday at P...

Men’s soccer secures first season win with defeat of Lancers, 2-0

Men’s soccer secures first season win with defeat of Lancers, 2-0

By Kait French | Staff Writer

September 2, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Friday night’s men’s soccer game looked as though it would end in a 0-0 draw for the Panthers and Longwood Lancers. But Pitt junior Javi Perez scored with a penalty kick in the 76th minute, followed shortly by a goal from first-year Colin Brezniak to give the Panthers the 2-0 win. With the home...

Perez on the pitch: Adjusting to studies, soccer

Perez on the pitch: Adjusting to studies, soccer

By Jordan Mondell / Contributing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For Pitt midfielder Javi Perez, the atmosphere at the Petersen Sports Complex is a lot different than what he is used to. The green of the turf beneath his feet is the same, as are the meshy nets of the goals, but in Spain, soccer — correction, futbol — is a bit different. At a top collegiate lev...

More of the same: Men’s soccer falls to 0-2

More of the same: Men’s soccer falls to 0-2

By Wyatt Geller / For The Pitt News

August 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After finishing 2-13-3 in head coach Jay Vidovich’s first season, the Pitt men’s soccer team hoped to make drastic improvements this year and notch their first-ever ACC win. After this weekend, though, the team looks similar to the 2016 squad, as it dropped a pair of games in Columbus, Ohio to s...

Fall Sports Preview: Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Fall Sports Preview: Men’s and Women’s Soccer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

July 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

With the start of the school year fast approaching, each of the fall sports teams are beginning to gear up for their 2017 seasons. In August, training camps will start before the Panthers take to the field toward the end of the month. So over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to take a look a...

Vidovich has Pitt primed for turnaround

Vidovich has Pitt primed for turnaround

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Columns

The Pitt men’s soccer team has been one of the school’s least competitive programs in recent years, but their fortunes could soon change as the group seems poised to move forward this fall. In its history, the squad — which started up in 1954 — has compiled a record of 398-449-100. It hasn...

Pitt AD Scott Barnes denies Oregon State rumor, mum on whether he’s considering leaving

Pitt AD Scott Barnes denies Oregon State rumor, mum on whether he’s considering leaving

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes denied a report Wednesday night claiming he would be resigning and taking over as athletic director at Oregon State. But he has yet to deny reports that he is considering leaving Pitt. Barnes has served as Pitt’s athletic director since April 2015. But on Wedn...

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men's soccer team’s season came to a close Wednesday night with a shutout loss against the No. 5-seeded Syracuse Orange in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers (2-13-3 overall, 0-6-2 ACC) fell to Syracuse (11-3-3 overall, 3-2-3 ACC), 4-0, in the first round of the 2016 ACC Tournament at the ...

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

By Molly Appezzato | For The Pitt News

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team hasn’t scored a goal since Sept. 26, against the Longwood Lancers –– and that streak didn’t come to an end on Friday. But the Panthers did snap their six-game losing streak with a draw against the No. 16 team in the country. Despite the pouring rain, 325 peopl...

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After back-to-back home losses, the Pitt men’s soccer team again came up on the wrong end of a shutout after a late goal by the Boston College Eagles at Ambrose Urbanic Field Friday night. Boston College (6-3-1 overall, 2-2-1 ACC) prevailed over the Panthers (2-8-2 overall, 0-4-1 ACC), 1-0, after...

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Fresh off a 2-1 win on the road against Longwood, the Pitt men’s soccer team was unable to sustain its momentum in a 2-1 loss against No. 2 Notre Dame. A capacity crowd of 842 fans at Ambrose Urbanic Field came out to watch the Panthers (2-6-2 overall, 0-3-1 ACC) try to pull off a massive upset a...

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team continues to show steady improvement after encountering a rough stretch early on in Jay Vidovich’s first season as head coach. After battling to a 1-1 draw against the Duke Blue Devils on Friday to snap a four-game losing streak, the Panthers (2-5-2 overall) defeated ...

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

By Tiyanna Brown | For The Pitt News

September 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s men’s soccer team fell in its first conference game under new head coach Jay Vidovich, 2-0, on Friday night. The Panthers (1-2-1 overall, 0-1-0 ACC) hosted the Louisville Cardinals (3-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 ACC) at Ambrose Urbanic Field to open up ACC play. It was the fourth meeting between t...

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

By Ted Zhang / Staff Writer

September 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It took three games, but Jay Vidovich, the former NSCAA National Coach of the Year, earned his first win as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team Sunday night. Following a disappointing loss to Temple Friday, the Panthers (1-1-1) bounced back Sunday with a 4-1 domination against the St. Jose...

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

August 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

On an uncharacteristically temperate night in late August, 733 fans packed the stands at Ambrose Urbanic Field to catch a glimpse of Jay Vidovich’s first game as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers hosted the Detroit Titans Friday night in their regular season opener, battli...

2016-17 Sports: Minors might outdo majors

2016-17 Sports: Minors might outdo majors

By Ryan Reichardt / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Specials / Newstudentguide2016, Sports, Sports Columns

Although the gray Pittsburgh winter has passed, the fog surrounding the University of Pittsburgh’s sports teams remains. After several major changes in the University’s big-name sports, including record-setting receiver Tyler Boyd’s departure to the NFL and Kevin Stallings taking over as the new...

Vidovich, staff ready to re-energize Pitt men’s soccer

Vidovich, staff ready to re-energize Pitt men’s soccer

By Rachael Lippincott / For The Pitt News

March 24, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After three years without a single win in ACC play, the Pitt men’s soccer team needed a jolt, and Athletic Director Scott Barnes needed an impact hire to fill the empty head soccer coach seat. By impact hire, Barnes meant a coach capable of transforming Pitt’s team — taking a program at the...

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