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Pitt looks for new athletic director to inherit evolving position

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

With a new athletic director on the way, Pitt’s athletic department could be in for a makeover.The search to find the new leader of the athletic department began in December 2014, when Steve Pederson agreed to part ways with Pitt.According to Randy Juhl, Pitt’s interim athletic director, the Uni...

Kiesel leads Pitt in Senior Day win over Clemson

Kiesel leads Pitt in Senior Day win over Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

March 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Three Panthers took their final shots as college athletes at home on Sunday. But, for much of the game, it seemed as if their final home game would result in a loss.The Pitt women’s basketball team (19-10, 9-7 ACC) sent off seniors Brianna Kiesel, Cora McManus and Monica Wignot with a 61-56 win over the Cle...

Barrage of 3-pointers leads Pitt past Michigan

Barrage of 3-pointers leads Pitt past Michigan

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

What a difference a week can make.Behind a strong defensive showing and senior point guard Brianna Kiesel’s offensive performance, the Pitt women’s basketball team defeated the Michigan Wolverines 85-64 in dominating fashion at the Petersen Events Center, improving its record to 2-1 on the season.P...

Mixed results leave women’s soccer optimistic, wanting more

Mixed results leave women’s soccer optimistic, wanting more

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When dealing with youth, sometimes winning isn’t everything.The Pitt women’s soccer team walked off the field in disappointment after suffering through a merciless 6-1 defeat at the hands of the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers, but the Panthers know better than to hang their heads for long.The Panthers ...

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While winning two of 10 ACC games may not seem like cause for optimism, the Pitt women’s soccer team showed great improvement upon a winless 2013 ACC campaign.Pitt wrapped up its schedule Saturday with a 6-1 loss in Charlottesville, Va., to the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers.Virginia outshot the Panther...

Women’s soccer to end season against ranked Virginia

Women’s soccer to end season against ranked Virginia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It’s been a challenging season for the Panthers, but the women’s soccer team has taken strides toward future success.The Pitt women’s soccer team will finish its 2014 season on Saturday, as they travel to Charlottesville, Va. for their final game, taking on the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers at 7 p.m. a...

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sunday marked the final time Pitt seniors Jackie Poucel, Riliegh McHugh and Alex Charlebois would play in front of their home fans as the Pitt women’s soccer team hosted its last home contest of the 2014 season.The Panthers (6-11-0, 2-7-0) fell to the No. 17 Clemson Tigers (12-3-2, 5-3-1) by a final score of 2...

Women’s soccer prepares for crucial Louisville contest

Women’s soccer prepares for crucial Louisville contest

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Having just completed a three-game stretch against top-15 teams without recording a win, the Pitt women’s soccer team is looking to use its losing streak as an impetus to play without fear.The Panthers will test their new mindset tonight as the Louisville Cardinals (6-7-2, 2-3-2) travel to Pittsbu...

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team must be relieved the weekend is over.The Panthers completed a three-game stretch of matches against nationally ranked ACC opponents Saturday afternoon. They lost to No. 2 Florida State 3-0 at Ambrose Urbanic Field.The contest was fairly one-sided, as the Seminoles (14-1-0...

Panthers continue tough ACC stretch against ranked FSU Saturday

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After losing to No. 6 North Carolina Sunday, the Panthers may not reach their goal of 11 wins this season. But the Pitt women’s soccer team still aims to stay focused on the stretch run of their upcoming ACC schedule.Pitt is currently tenth in the ACC with a 2-4-0 conference record to accompany a 6-8-0 re...

Panthers prepare for challenge of rival Notre Dame

Panthers prepare for challenge of rival Notre Dame

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a three-game road stint that resulted in a 2-1 record with wins over Syracuse and NC State, the Pitt women’s soccer team returns home on Thursday playing its best soccer of the season.The Panthers will face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-4-1, 2-2-0) at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Ambr...

Women’s soccer wins second straight ACC game

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming out of the weekend, the Pitt women’s soccer team is up to seventh place in the ACC, and it’s thanks to the team finishing on the chances it got and striking early.“We, for once, capitalized on our opportunities,” head coach Greg Miller said. “We’ve positioned ourselves before with g...

Panthers secure first ever ACC win thanks to Arvas’ goal

Panthers secure first ever ACC win thanks to Arvas’ goal

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt head coach Greg Miller and his Panthers can go to sleep tonight knowing they accomplished something that no other Pitt women’s soccer team has done in the past.Pitt capped off its two-game road stint on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over the Syracuse Orange at SU Soccer Stadium, giving the program i...

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Lately, the issues facing the Pitt women’s soccer team have to do with the team’s inability to give a full effort on defense. This was evident Thursday night as the Panthers allowed three goals to Boston College. The Panthers went down early in their first ACC matchup of the season last week against ...

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming off of three consecutive losses, the Pitt women’s soccer team has a familiar question it wants to answer.After falling apart within the first 20 minutes of their loss against Duke last Friday — giving up three goals and digging themselves into an unrecoverable hole — the Panthers still wond...

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After playing five games in nine days, the Pitt women’s soccer team is finding that it may not be easy getting things back to normal.With a loss to Washington on Sunday and a weekend of two road games ahead of them, the team had to get back into a routine of training this week.The Panthers (3-2) will h...

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