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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

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

Clemson’s single semifinal score dooms Pitt in ACC tournament

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

Win vs. Wolfpack puts Panther soccer in semifinals

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 10, 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

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

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

Weekend Sports Recap: Soccer teams contrast triumph and tribulation

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.

Victory Lights burn bright during dominant weekend for Pitt athletics

Victory Lights burn bright during dominant weekend for Pitt athletics

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Pitt athletics did its best to combat autumn’s shrinking days and growing nights by stacking win upon win over the weekend and lighting the top of the Cathedral. In what may be one of the best weekends in recent Pitt sports history, there were upsets, new milestones and continued dominance, all worthy of Cathy’s weekly light show.

Panthers soccer slowly catching up to ACC competition

Panthers soccer slowly catching up to ACC competition

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

While Pitt fans have primarily been fixated on football and volleyball teams this fall, the men’s and women’s soccer programs have also begun to make noise in the ACC.

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