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Extra inning win highlights series victory over No. 11 North Carolina

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

March 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s baseball team re-entered conference play to take two out of three games against perennial ACC contender No. 11 North Carolina over the weekend.The Panthers entered the series after sweeping a two-game set against Niagara in their first home games of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday.The series op...

Pitt steals a win from No. 1 Virginia in weekend series

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

March 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite facing the top-ranked team in the country, Pitt baseball held its own against Virginia in Charlottesville.The Panthers secured a monumental upset on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader, as they took down the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers 1-0. Pitt’s ace T.J. Zeuch made his first conferenc...

Pitt drops two more in slow start

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

February 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In its second weekend of play, Pitt’s baseball team lost two out of three games in the Wofford-USC Upstate Tournament to drop its record to 2-4 on the year.The Panthers had an inconsistent offensive display for the second straight weekend, scoring 10 runs in their lone win against the University of Sout...

Pitt drops two of three in season opener

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

February 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s pent-up energy to start its 2015 baseball season quickly fizzled out during its opening weekend.After an offensive outburst to begin the weekend, Pitt baseball was shut out in its last two games at the Snowbirds Classic in Florida.The Panthers opened their season on Friday with an 18-1 win ...

Play ball! Panthers look to improve in second year in ACC

Play ball! Panthers look to improve in second year in ACC

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In its second season in the competitive ACC, Pitt baseball expects a major improvement after a disappointing 2013-2014 in which it failed to make the conference tournament.Many problems still reside that need fixing in order to make that leap, especially with a depleted pitching staff following the l...

Artis’ 32 points propels Pitt past Bryant

Artis’ 32 points propels Pitt past Bryant

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

February 3, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Behind 32 points from forward Jamel Artis, Pitt held on against underdog Bryant to pick up a 72-67 win.The game was a sly trap for the Panthers, a non-conference matchup smacked in between their win against top-10 Notre Dame this past weekend and their upcoming game versus ACC rival Syracuse on Saturda...

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

One game removed from a narrow loss to a highly ranked Louisville team, the Pitt women’s basketball team was able to play the role of spoiler.The team defeated the eighth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 84-59 in a monumental win for the program. Brianna Kiesel led the way, scoring 22 points while r...

Pitt looks to build on disappointing year

Pitt looks to build on disappointing year

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a second straight disappointing season, in which they failed to win a conference game, coach Joe Luxbacher and the Pitt men’s soccer team face the challenge of rebuilding.The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 4-9-4, while also suffering another winless conference campaign....

Men’s soccer hosts Fighting Irish in season finale Saturday

Men’s soccer hosts Fighting Irish in season finale Saturday

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt men’s soccer will try to end the season on a high note as it hosts fifth-ranked Notre Dame on senior night at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Saturday.The game will be the last for six Panthers. In its four years at Pitt, the class was unable to register a winning record in a single season, but was a p...

Star senior Dickenson makes mark off the field

Star senior Dickenson makes mark off the field

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

With the Pitt men’s soccer team at the end of its ACC schedule, most fans are fixated on the product on the field. However, it’s what one player is doing in the classroom and off the field that has received national attention, including nomination for a prestigious award.Senior Julian Dickenson has be...

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though it is just a formality at this point, the Pitt men’s soccer team will not make the ACC tournament, as the team sits in last place in the conference standings. The team needed to pick up three points with a win against Duke on Friday, but it could not.Despite a strong second half, Pitt men’s...

Overtime goal by Murray lifts Panthers over High Point

Overtime goal by Murray lifts Panthers over High Point

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Kevin Murray scored early in overtime and keeper Dan Lynd had a career high in saves as Pitt men’s soccer won its first game in October against Big South conference-leader High Point.“It was a good win. We battled, and there were some rough spots near the end of the game, but at the end of the day, yo...

Panthers attempt to break three game scoreless streak

Panthers attempt to break three game scoreless streak

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Considering how the Pitt men’s soccer team’s season has gone so far, the team’s last game, which ended in a scoreless tie,would be considered a positive result.After a tie on the road against Virginia Tech, Pitt will try to put together another impressive performance at home, this time against...

Men’s soccer draws over weekend, now scoreless in three straight

Men’s soccer draws over weekend, now scoreless in three straight

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Over the weekend, Pitt might have had flashbacks to last week when, for the second straight time, the team ended regulation in a scoreless tie. But, last time out, Pitt’s opponent, Howard, ended the game with a late goal.This time, the Panthers tied Virginia Tech in a scoreless game in Blacksburg,...

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a bad loss, a team’s coach sometimes doesn’t make his team watch film of the performance and just pretend the game didn’t happen. There comes a point when it’s not beneficial to watch a sub-par performance. Tuesday night might have been one of those games for the Pitt men’s soccer team.Now, th...

Pitt loses second straight game after conceding early road goal

Pitt loses second straight game after conceding early road goal

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The game seemed to be over before it had even started.Thanks to an early fifth-minute goal by the Pitt men’s soccer team’s opponent, Pitt had to fight back for almost the entire game, and that early goal proved to be enough to down the visiting Panthers.A late second-half goal ended the Panthers’...

Panthers cannot capitalize on early chances in loss

Panthers cannot capitalize on early chances in loss

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While a 19-5 shot differential doesn’t look good, the first 30 minutes of the Pitt men’s soccer team’s eventual loss to Virginia on Saturday reflected better play for the team.“It’s tough to win games when you only have five shots,” goalkeeper Dan Lynd said. “We have to figure out how t...

Soccer faces ranked Cavaliers to try for a winning record

Soccer faces ranked Cavaliers to try for a winning record

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Returning home after a victory at cross-city rival Robert Morris, the Pitt men’s soccer team has an opportunity to create something Friday that it hasn’t had since late August: a winning streak.The Panthers, coming off of a 2-0 victory against the Colonials, will play at home Friday at 7 p.m. against the Virgini...

Shutout win over RMU evens Panthers’ season record

Shutout win over RMU evens Panthers’ season record

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While a 4-1 loss to the nation’s now-eighth-ranked team is a tough result from any angle, the men’s soccer team knew they couldn’t afford to dwell on the weekend loss heading into its next game on Tuesday.And they didn’t, as the Pitt men’s soccer team put together a strong effort against Robert Morris to beat its cross...

Men’s soccer must play without defender at Louisville

Men’s soccer must play without defender at Louisville

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a disappointing end to a three-game homestand, Pitt men’s soccer may have forgotten how not to tie, with three straight draws to Niagara, NC State and Lafayette. Now, Pitt goes on the road to face the ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals tonight and play without one of its key contributors after...

Panthers surrender late equalizer in drama-filled draw

Panthers surrender late equalizer in drama-filled draw

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite an impressive second-half performance, Pitt was unable to get past Niagara in a disappointing and controversial ending and only managed a draw for its effort.Unable to decide the game in regulation for the third straight game, the Panthers and Purple Eagles went into sudden-death overtime, in ...

Lasting change will result from collective boycott of NFL

Lasting change will result from collective boycott of NFL

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 18, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

I grew up a die-hard NFL fan. I knew every statistic, and I collected football cards from the age of six until I was 12. I had Pittsburgh Steelers posters all over my room.As young fans, we all notice the bright lights and hard-hitting action. As we get older, we drop everything to watch “our team...

Panthers open three game series at home after loss

Panthers open three game series at home after loss

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After facing the nation’s best team over the weekend, midfielder Brandon Kolczynski and the rest of the Pitt men’s soccer team will be happy to return home for three games following a tough road trip to North Carolina and the now top-ranked Tar Heels.But that does not mean that they will overlook ...

Panthers analyze play against UNC

Panthers analyze play against UNC

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

North Carolina defeated Pitt handily Friday in the ACC opener for both teams, but, according to the Panthers, the box score doesn’t reflect how the team played against the third-ranked team in the country.After their second loss of the season, the Pitt men’s soccer team returned to practice Monday in pre...

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Joe Prince-Wright is one of Pitt’s most well-known soccer alumni. Earning 31 caps in head coach Joe Luxbacher’s midfield, he graduated in 2011 in four years with a degree in English writing and communications. While at Pitt, he also earned experience in his field, interning at Root Sports, ESPN Radio Pit...

Lynd, team look to build on shutout in season opener

Lynd, team look to build on shutout in season opener

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Goalkeeper Dan Lynd knows the momentum swing a shutout can provide.After Lynd, a junior, blanked Presbyterian Saturday, he and the rest of the Pitt men’s soccer team look to improve upon their impressive regular season opener as they travel to Virginia to take on William and Mary and Longwood in their...

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