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Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Thursday afternoon that the beginning of fall Olympic sports will be delayed until Sept. 1. Pitt’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country are among the affected sports. ACC field hockey programs will also be subject to the delay, but will not apply to Pitt, which does not have a program.

Students are away, athletes play: Pitt stacks victories over Thanksgiving break

Justin Champagnie (11) attempts a layup. He was the top scorer against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Pitt sports had a busy Thanksgiving break, with many games bridging the week-long gap. Volleyball concluded regular season play in dominating fashion, while both the men’s and women’s basketball teams took part in traditional early-season tournaments.

No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

Pitt's leading scorer on the season, Edward Kizza (9), was unable to record even a shot against Georgetown.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Pitt's second-round NCAA Tournament game against Georgetown was essentially decided after a trio of Hoya goals in the first 20 minutes.

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

Junior Bryce Washington (4) and first-year Valentin Noel (8) walk off the field together after Pitt’s 2-0 victory over Lehigh.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

Edward Kizza (9) maneuvers around Duke’s Brandon Williamson (19). On Thursday night, Pitt men’s soccer will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 54 years.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

1965 was an eventful year both around the world and right here at Pitt. The University was in talks to become a state-related institution, Chancellor Edward Litchfield resigned and the men’s soccer team appeared in the NCAA National Tournament for the second time in four years.

Clemson’s single semifinal score dooms Pitt in ACC tournament

Despite the 1-0 loss to Clemson in South Carolina Wednesday night, the Panthers set new records by making it to the semifinal stage in the ACC tournament for the first time in program history.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

No. 4-seeded Pitt and No. 1-seeded Clemson rocked back and forth to the very end in a competitive ACC tournament semifinal matchup. A single score in the 44th minute for Clemson proved too much for Pitt, which lost 1-0 in South Carolina Wednesday night.

Win vs. Wolfpack puts Panther soccer in semifinals

Junior forward Alexander Dexter (13) had an assist on both of Pitt's goals during Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Pitt men’s soccer won the biggest ACC game in program history, defeating North Carolina State 2-1 in overtime in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in front of a packed crowd at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Weekend Sports Recap: Cross country winds down, wrestling heats up

Pitt volleyball swept Wake Forest 3-0 at home on Friday, improving it’s record to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in the ACC.

By Dalton Miller, for The Pitt News

November 4, 2019

Pitt athletics collected a mixed bag this Halloween weekend — of wins and losses, not candy. A record-setting volleyball win and title-winning bouts for Panther wrestlers were dampened by a rough outing in cross country and a tough loss in men's soccer.

Weekend Sports Recap: Soccer teams contrast triumph and tribulation

Junior forward Edward Kizza (9) charges after the ball against Duke on Friday night.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

This weekend in Pitt sports saw both highs and heartbreaks with the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as both programs continue their runs through the gauntlet of ACC competition. But as the soccer season began winding down, Pitt wrestling was only beginning its season by hosting an intrasquad scrimmage at the Fitzgerald Field House. And to no one’s surprise, No. 3 Pitt volleyball steamrolled some of the conference’s stronger teams.

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