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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...

Luxbacher retires after 32 seasons as Pitt men’s soccer head coach

Luxbacher retires after 32 seasons as Pitt men’s soccer head coach

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt men’s soccer head coach Joe Luxbacher is retiring after 32 years as head coach, the University announced Tuesday. Luxbacher is only the second coach in the program’s history and a two-time Big East Coach of the Year. He compiled a 224-267-69 record during his career at Pitt, highlighted by a...

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

Losses are piling up for the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers (5-7-3, 0-5-1 ACC) dropped their third consecutive match late Tuesday afternoon, losing to the Harvard Crimson (6-4-2, 3-0 Ivy League) 3-2 in regulation. The loss also marked the Panthers second consecutive home loss to a non-conference o...

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...

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 facing two vastly different opponents this week in VMI and UNC

Men’s soccer facing two vastly different opponents this week in VMI and UNC

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt men’s soccer begins a five-game homestand this week against two drastically different opponents. The sputtering Virginia Military Institute (0-8, 0-1 Big SouthConference) will visit the Panthers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Then, on Friday, the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels (7-0-1, 3-0-0 ACC) will v...

Men’s soccer edges out Robert Morris thanks to goal in double-overtime

Men’s soccer edges out Robert Morris thanks to goal in double-overtime

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers hadn’t scored in 280 minutes. In Tuesday’s game against cross-city rivals Robert Morris, senior midfielder Patrick Dixon lined up Pitt’s 12th corner kick of the night. He approached and sent a ball toward the middle of the box. A barrage of Colonials and Panthers jostled for positi...

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...

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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