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Pitt men’s soccer played Penn State Monday night in a non-conference contest, defeating the Nittany Lions 1-0. Pictured is No. 8 Valentin Noel and No. 10 Bertin Jacquesson.

No. 15 men’s soccer nips Nittany Lions, 1-0, in first road win of 2021

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer September 14, 2021
On the heels of a statement victory to open conference play, No. 15 Pitt Men’s Soccer traveled to Happy Valley for a non-conference contest against rival Penn State on Monday night, and defeated the Nittany Lions 1-0.
Pitt men’s soccer fell to the Akron Zips Monday night, suffering their second loss of the season.

No. 3 Pitt topped 2-1 by No. 19 Akron in season’s second loss

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer September 7, 2021
Following a convincing home victory on Friday night, No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer suffered its second loss of the season on Monday night. The Panthers fell on the road, 2-1, to the No. 19 Akron Zips.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer, pictured here at last Thursdays game against Dusquesne, convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

No. 3 men’s soccer back in win column with 2-1 victory vs. Lehigh

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer September 4, 2021
Following an upset loss to a seasoned West Virginia squad in Morgantown, No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Now that Panther fans can return to the stands, there are a few dates that they should circle from multiple sports, such as men’s and women’s soccer.

Tracking marquee matchups of the fall semester for Pitt athletics

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor August 24, 2021
Pitt athletics announced two weeks ago that they would hold on-campus events without attendance restrictions this fall. Now that Panther fans can return to the stands, there are a few dates they should circle. Some of the best in the country at their respective sports are traveling to Oakland this semester, and Pitt’s venues will host some high-leverage matchups.
Pitt will begin its NCAA tournament quest on Sunday against Bowling Green or Monmouth

Pitt men’s soccer earns No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday. The team will face either Bowling Green or Monmouth on Sunday, May 2.
Photo by Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer clinches Coastal division with 5-0 win over UVA

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
When Jay Vidovich took over as the head men’s soccer coach at Pitt five seasons ago, the team had not yet won an ACC game. The top-ranked Panthers defeated Virginia 5-0 on Thursday night to clinch the ACC Coastal division title.
Pitt star forward Amanda West was named ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday for her performance in the Panthers’ final game of the regular season against Kentucky.

Panthers receive recognitions across multiple sports

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 9, 2021
Punxsutawney Phil may have had Pitt in mind when he predicted six weeks of winter before one of the most “beautiful and brightest” springs ever. The Panthers got the spring started in great fashion with a slew of accolades across multiple sports.
Lance Aiken: The caretaker of Pitt Athletics

Lance Aiken: The caretaker of Pitt Athletics

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 6, 2021
As Pitt Athletics has undergone changes in staff, facilities and athletes over the past 28 years, custodian Lance Aiken has remained.
Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Senior Felix Wolter finished in fourth place in the men’s heptathlon with a final score of 5907 in the NCAA track and field indoor championships this weekend, earning him first team All-American honors.

Men’s heptathlon highlights busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
Track and field’s Felix Wolter and Greg Lauray headlined this weekend of Pitt athletics, each of them earning All-American titles for their performances in the heptathlon and the high jump, respectively. Elsewhere, Pitt baseball took part in multiple slugfests against West Virginia, and Pitt gymnastics split a series against West Virginia.
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