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Panthers cannot get win for seniors in last home soccer game

Raj Kahlon (11) scored his first goal of the season to lead Pitt to its first win under new head coach Jay Vidovich.  Andrew Shin |  Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 25, 2015

On Pitt men’s soccer’s senior night, the team sent off its veteran players the same way many of them entered the program — with a tough conference loss. Pitt (5-9-3, 0-7-1 ACC) suffered a 1-0 loss at home against the Duke Blue Devils (9-6-2, 3-4-1 ACC) Saturday night, the team’s senior nigh...

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

Pitt's men's soccer team fell in a 2-0 shutout against Notre Dame Friday night.  Andrew Shin | Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

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

Freshman Tobias Marshall-Heyman prepares for a strike that he would unfortunately miss.  Andrew Shin | Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 13, 2015

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...

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

Tobias Marshall-Heyman braces for the ball. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

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...

Pitt men’s soccer falls to Syracuse 5-0

Senior Patrick Dixon evades a blocker in preparation for a pass.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 27, 2015

The Pitt men’s soccer team has not won a conference game — Big East or ACC — in 30 consecutive matches. The Syracuse Orange (5-2-1, 1-1-1 ACC) shut out Pitt (4-3-1, 0-3 ACC) 5-0 Friday night in Syracuse, New York. The change in competition hit the Panthers hard, as they lost a net total of 24 ...

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

Freshman Tobias Marshall-Heyman dribbles past a Robert Morris defender.

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015

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...

Pitt men’s soccer shut out by Boston College

Patrick Dixon, one of Pitt's midfielders, had two shots on goal against Boston College. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 20, 2015

The Panthers’ scoring drought continued Saturday night at Newton Field in Newton, Massachusetts. Pitt (3-2-1, 0-2-0 ACC) fell to Boston College (4-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) 2-0 in its second consecutive loss to a conference opponent this season. Both teams rifled eight shots on goal and six corner attempt...

Pitt men’s soccer continues search for first ACC win at Boston College

Patrick Dixon had Pitt's only shot on goal in their latest game, a loss to Wake Forest. They will need more offense to get over the hump of an ACC win. | Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Pitt men’s soccer hasn’t won a conference game since 2011. Four years and a conference change later, the struggles continued against Wake Forest, and now Pitt will travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Saturday to take on Boston College in search of its first ACC win since joining in 2013. ...

Men’s soccer prepares for Demon Deacons

Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

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...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On paper, everything looks easy. And on paper, Pitt’s schedule seems deceptively easy. But it’s easy to forget that Pitt has lost at least once to each of this year’s opponents in the past three years, some losses nastier than others. But with a new coaching staff and fresh enthusiasm, the futur...

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