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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.
Pitt wrestling fell to Virginia Tech 27-12, finishing the shortened season at 3-4 overall and 1-4 in conference.

Wins in Track and field, wrestling highlight weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, For The Pitt News February 15, 2021
Pitt’s weekend in athletics saw cancellations in softball and soccer. However, the weekend was not without its standout performances. Wrestling’s Jake Wentzel and track and field’s Evan Addison and Greg Lauray did Pitt sports proud.
Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday

Top-ranked men’s soccer steals 2-1 ACC Tournament win over Duke

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
The No.1 Pitt Panthers opened the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a strong 2-1 win over Duke. It was unclear how Pitt would play without star first-year forward Bertin Jacquesson, who missed the game due to coronavirus-related protocols, but the Panther offense still found enough success to pull out a win.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) led the Panthers with five shots, scoring on none during Pitt's 1-0 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. With the loss to Demon Deacons, the Panthers will miss the 2020 ACC Women's Soccer Tournament and end their season with a 9-5-0 record.

Weekend Recap: Soccer and cross country complete pivotal weekend

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
Men's and women's cross country also concluded their seasons over the weekend, traveling to North Carolina to compete in the ACC Championships.
Coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 54 years, Pitt men’s soccer is flying high and eager to build off of its breakthrough 2020 season.

Men’s soccer pauses team activities for COVID-19 protocols

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor October 28, 2020
Pitt men’s soccer announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-19 related protocols.”
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