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Four Pitt men’s soccer players earn all-ACC honors

Four Pitt men’s soccer players earn all-ACC honors

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


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For the first time since joining the conference in 2013, the Pitt men’s soccer team received four individual all-ACC honors Tuesday, according to the league. The ACC selected junior midfielder Javi Perez for the Second Team, while selecting senior defenseman Pol Planellas to the Third Team. In ...

Zips hold Panthers to nil, 3-0

Zips hold Panthers to nil, 3-0

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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The Pitt men’s soccer team couldn’t manage a single goal Tuesday night, dropping a match to their out-of-conference neighbor to the west, No. 14 Akron, 3-0. The Panthers (8-8-0, 2-5-0 ACC) couldn’t keep up with the Zips (11-3-1, 2-1 MAC) in their second-to-last game of the regular season on...

Weekend sports: volleyball, men’s soccer grab ACC wins

Weekend sports: volleyball, men’s soccer grab ACC wins

By Kait French | Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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Though it was the celebration of homecoming, many Panthers were on the road this weekend. Taking on teams from Boston to Louisville, many of Pitt’s teams fared well over the weekend — topping ranked teams and continuing streaks — though some struggled against top opponents. Men’s Soccer ...

Pitt mens soccer edges out PSU in overtime, 3-2

Pitt mens soccer edges out PSU in overtime, 3-2

By Trent Leonard / For The Pitt News

October 10, 2017


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Coming off of a tough loss against No. 16 Duke last Friday, Pitt men’s soccer was looking for a revival. In a tense matchup against in-state rival Penn State Tuesday at Ambrose Urbanic Field, they found just that. Pitt (7-6-0, 1-4 ACC) edged out Penn State (2-8-2, 0-5 Big 10) in a heart-pounding ...

Men’s soccer defeats no. 14 Columbia, 1-0, improves to winning record

Men’s soccer defeats no. 14 Columbia, 1-0, improves to winning record

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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The Pitt men’s soccer team won their second consecutive game against a ranked opponent on Tuesday night. The Panthers (6-5-0) shut out No. 14 Columbia 1-0, handing the Lions (5-1-2) their first loss of the season. The game was Pitt’s third win in a row after last week’s big wins over West Vir...

Men’s soccer shows progress, but faces tough competition ahead

Men’s soccer shows progress, but faces tough competition ahead

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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When Pitt men’s soccer beat No. 21 Syracuse 2-1 at home on Friday, it was a historic win. The Panthers recorded their first ever ACC win since joining the conference in 2013. Then, they doubled down Tuesday, snagging a 1-0 win against another ranked team —  No. 14 Columbia. These wins are a s...

Panthers maul Mountaineers, 7-0, in highest-scoring game since 1998

Panthers maul Mountaineers, 7-0, in highest-scoring game since 1998

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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Pitt men’s soccer snapped West Virginia’s 10-game Backyard Brawl unbeaten streak, dominating the Mountaineers 7-0 in the Panthers’ highest scoring game since 1998. The Panthers (4-5-0, 0-3-0 ACC) held the momentum all night against their rival Mountaineers (6-2-2, 0-0-0 Big 12) on Tuesday at P...

Pitt men’s soccer conquers Western Pa. foe RMU, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer conquers Western Pa. foe RMU, 2-1

By Kaitlyn French | Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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Outfitted in butterscotch-yellow jerseys, Pitt men’s soccer (2-4-0, 0-1-0 ACC) took to Ambrose Urbanic Field Tuesday to defeat Western Pennsylvania neighbor Robert Morris (0-6-1).   Led by goals from first-year forward Colin Brezniak and junior midfielder Joshua Gaspari, the Panthers controlled...

Panthers stampede, hit kills, save goals in weekend sports

Panthers stampede, hit kills, save goals in weekend sports

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

September 17, 2017


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It was a busy weekend in Pitt sports, as varsity teams traveled near and far to take on fearsome foes in competition. Though it was a rough trip to North Carolina for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, the men’s cross country team trampled over the competition and women’s volleyball ac...

Not just football: volleyball, cross country, soccer compete over weekend

Not just football: volleyball, cross country, soccer compete over weekend

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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While most Panther fans focused on the football team’s 33-14 loss to Penn State Saturday, Sept. 9, four other Pitt sports teams were in action this weekend. The women’s soccer team and the men’s soccer team suffered close defeats while the women’s cross country team and the volleyball team...

Pitt men’s soccer falls at Cleveland State, 1-0

Pitt men’s soccer falls at Cleveland State, 1-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 18, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team traveled 135 miles to nearby Cleveland for its final non-conference showdown of the season Tuesday night only to suffer yet another shutout. The Panthers (2-11-2) fell to the Cleveland State Vikings (6-6-2) on Tuesday, 1-0, suffering their fourth loss in a row in the m...

Men’s soccer blasted by Penn State, 1-0

Men’s soccer blasted by Penn State, 1-0

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2016


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The Pitt men’s soccer team went scoreless for its fourth game in a row after falling 1-0 against Penn State Tuesday night.   The Panthers (2-9-2) struggled to keep Penn State’s (5-6-1) offensive powerhouses — midfielder Connor Maloney and forward Dayonn Harris — away from their goal, lea...

Vidovich, staff ready to re-energize Pitt men’s soccer

Vidovich, staff ready to re-energize Pitt men’s soccer

By Rachael Lippincott / For The Pitt News

March 24, 2016


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After three years without a single win in ACC play, the Pitt men’s soccer team needed a jolt, and Athletic Director Scott Barnes needed an impact hire to fill the empty head soccer coach seat. By impact hire, Barnes meant a coach capable of transforming Pitt’s team — taking a program at the...

Pitt hires Jay Vidovich as new men’s soccer coach

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2015


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Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes has hired Jay Vidovich as the next men's soccer coach, the University announced Friday. Vidovich comes from a lengthy coaching background, having most recently helmed the Portland Timbers 2 in the United Soccer League for one season. Prior to that, Vidovich spent...

Luxbacher retires after 32 seasons as Pitt men’s soccer head coach

Luxbacher retires after 32 seasons as Pitt men’s soccer head coach

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt men’s soccer head coach Joe Luxbacher is retiring after 32 years as head coach, the University announced Tuesday. Luxbacher is only the second coach in the program’s history and a two-time Big East Coach of the Year. He compiled a 224-267-69 record during his career at Pitt, highlighted by a...

Panthers cannot get win for seniors in last home soccer game

Panthers cannot get win for seniors in last home soccer game

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 25, 2015


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On Pitt men’s soccer’s senior night, the team sent off its veteran players the same way many of them entered the program — with a tough conference loss. Pitt (5-9-3, 0-7-1 ACC) suffered a 1-0 loss at home against the Duke Blue Devils (9-6-2, 3-4-1 ACC) Saturday night, the team’s senior nigh...

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


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Losses are piling up for the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers (5-7-3, 0-5-1 ACC) dropped their third consecutive match late Tuesday afternoon, losing to the Harvard Crimson (6-4-2, 3-0 Ivy League) 3-2 in regulation. The loss also marked the Panthers second consecutive home loss to a non-conference o...

Pitt men’s soccer scoreless drought extends in loss to Cleveland State

Pitt men’s soccer scoreless drought extends in loss to Cleveland State

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 13, 2015


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To match its 24-game winless streak, the Pitt men’s soccer team has another extended drought in tow. After a 1-0 loss to the Cleveland State Vikings (5-6-1, 1-3-1 Horizon), the Panthers (5-5-3, 0-4-1 ACC) have not scored a goal in their last 264 minutes of play. Lack of conversions by his team on t...

Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia Tech

Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia Tech

By Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

October 11, 2015


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Panthers tie Niagara after late regulation goal by Purple Eagles

Panthers tie Niagara after late regulation goal by Purple Eagles

By Adam Richman / For The Pitt News

October 6, 2015


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The Pitt men’s soccer team fell victim Tuesday night to a strike from a former bearer of the blue and gold. Squaring off against the Niagara Purple Eagles, the Pitt Panthers squandered a 1-0 lead with less than seven minutes remaining on a late goal by Niagara freshman Bautista Pedezert, who headed a...

Late goals push No. 2 North Carolina over Pitt

Late goals push No. 2 North Carolina over Pitt

By Jared Greenberg / for The Pitt News

October 4, 2015


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The cold, drizzling rain on Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field might have been a sign of the game to come, where a major underdog in Pitt men’s soccer took on the No. 2 team in the country. While Pitt’s record may have just tallied a loss, the result was as close to a moral victory as a team ca...

Panthers beat VMI ahead of matchup with Tar Heels

Panthers beat VMI ahead of matchup with Tar Heels

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


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One day can make all the difference. For the Pitt men’s soccer team, it just delayed a seemingly inevitable outcome. The Pitt Panthers (5-3-1, 0-3-0 ACC) defeated the winless Virginia Military Institute Keydets (0-9) 4-0 Wednesday afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The game was originally schedul...

Men’s soccer facing two vastly different opponents this week in VMI and UNC

Men’s soccer facing two vastly different opponents this week in VMI and UNC

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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Pitt men’s soccer begins a five-game homestand this week against two drastically different opponents. The sputtering Virginia Military Institute (0-8, 0-1 Big SouthConference) will visit the Panthers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Then, on Friday, the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels (7-0-1, 3-0-0 ACC) will v...

Pitt men’s soccer falls to Syracuse 5-0

Pitt men’s soccer falls to Syracuse 5-0

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 27, 2015


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The Pitt men’s soccer team has not won a conference game — Big East or ACC — in 30 consecutive matches. The Syracuse Orange (5-2-1, 1-1-1 ACC) shut out Pitt (4-3-1, 0-3 ACC) 5-0 Friday night in Syracuse, New York. The change in competition hit the Panthers hard, as they lost a net total of 24 ...

Men’s soccer edges out Robert Morris thanks to goal in double-overtime

Men’s soccer edges out Robert Morris thanks to goal in double-overtime

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


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The Panthers hadn’t scored in 280 minutes. In Tuesday’s game against cross-city rivals Robert Morris, senior midfielder Patrick Dixon lined up Pitt’s 12th corner kick of the night. He approached and sent a ball toward the middle of the box. A barrage of Colonials and Panthers jostled for positi...

Pitt men’s soccer shut out by Boston College

Pitt men’s soccer shut out by Boston College

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 20, 2015


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The Panthers’ scoring drought continued Saturday night at Newton Field in Newton, Massachusetts. Pitt (3-2-1, 0-2-0 ACC) fell to Boston College (4-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) 2-0 in its second consecutive loss to a conference opponent this season. Both teams rifled eight shots on goal and six corner attempt...

Pitt men’s soccer continues search for first ACC win at Boston College

Pitt men’s soccer continues search for first ACC win at Boston College

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


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Pitt men’s soccer hasn’t won a conference game since 2011. Four years and a conference change later, the struggles continued against Wake Forest, and now Pitt will travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Saturday to take on Boston College in search of its first ACC win since joining in 2013. ...

Pitt men’s soccer ACC woes continue in 4-0 loss to Wake Forest

Pitt men’s soccer ACC woes continue in 4-0 loss to Wake Forest

By Adam Richman / For The Pitt News

September 14, 2015


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The rain and Pitt’s ACC hopes fell hard Saturday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Squaring off at home against No. 14 Wake Forest, Pitt’s men’s soccer team fell in a one-sided competition, continuing its conference losing streak since it joined the ACC in 2013. The final score was 4-0 Demon Deaco...

Men’s soccer prepares for Demon Deacons

Men’s soccer prepares for Demon Deacons

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


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The last time Wake Forest University played the Pitt men’s soccer team in Pittsburgh, the Panthers were new members of the ACC conference. The Demon Deacons easily disposed of the Panthers in September 2013, winning 2-0, and Pitt’s ACC record worsened to 0-3. Fifteen conference games and two years later...

Clean sheet: Men’s soccer defense shines over weekend in interstate matchups

Clean sheet: Men’s soccer defense shines over weekend in interstate matchups

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

August 31, 2015


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Two games, two shutouts. That’s how the Pitt Panthers men’s soccer team began its regular season this past weekend during an eastern Pennsylvania road trip against Lafayette and Lehigh. The Panthers defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Senior midfielder Patrick Dixon had two goals an...

After two futile seasons, Pitt men’s soccer still looking for first ACC victory

After two futile seasons, Pitt men’s soccer still looking for first ACC victory

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


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Every loss takes a toll. Unfortunately for the Pitt men’s soccer team, it’s seen more than its fair share since moving to the ACC two seasons ago, going home winless in all 19 of its in-conference games since the switch. In his 32nd season with Pitt, head coach Joe Luxbacher knows that the path t...

Pitt looks to build on disappointing year

Pitt looks to build on disappointing year

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


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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


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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...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014


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Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Panthers lose heartbreaker despite season high in shots

Panthers lose heartbreaker despite season high in shots

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


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If the heavy winds surrounding Ambrose Urbanic Field Tuesday were an ominous sign for the Pitt Panthers, they didn’t know it at the time. Kevin Murray and the Pitt men’s soccer team expected to score a regulation goal on Howard, which had not shut out an opponent all season — until Tuesday night.A l...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


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Every time a team returns home to play, it’s happy to have home-field advantage back. But while the men’s soccer team’s next game won’t technically be at home, returning to the area after this weekend will still be especially relieving.After losing 4-1 to the ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals ov...

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


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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


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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 ...

After important tie, Panthers aim to avoid letdown

After important tie, Panthers aim to avoid letdown

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 22, 2014


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There was a glaring trend in the stat book for the Pitt men’s soccer team up until its last game.For five straight matches, the Panthers either delivered a shutout or suffered one. Even though its 1-1 tie against North Carolina State on Saturday broke the streak, building momentum is the biggest conc...

Werth’s second half goal less to tie with Wolfpack

Werth’s second half goal less to tie with Wolfpack

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 21, 2014


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In its second ACC game of the season, Pitt men’s soccer came from behind to draw against NC State.Forward Cory Werth tied the game in the second half off a post rebound that found its way to his right foot. The goal was his first of the season and saved the Panthers (2-2-2, 0-1-1) ACC) from a secon...

N.C. State brings potent offensive attack to campus

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 19, 2014


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Pitt men’s soccer plays this Saturday, hoping to right its three game homestand after drawing against an out-of-conference opponent.The Panthers (2-1-2) face N.C. State in their second conference game with an opportunity to even their ACC record with a win. In their previous conference game, Pitt pla...

Panthers analyze play against UNC

Panthers analyze play against UNC

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


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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...

Offense hard to come by for Pitt in conference-opening defeat

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 13, 2014


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Pitt men’s soccer couldn’t pull off the upset against third-ranked North Carolina, as they lost 3-0 in its first ACC game of the year.Pitt began the game on Friday night in their usual 4-3-3 formation, but at times appeared to drop back into a 4-5-1 to contain North Carolina’s  powerful attack, lea...

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


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After a weekend road trip with two games, the Pitt men’s soccer team aims to pull off the upset in its first ACC matchup of the season against North Carolina on Friday.Pitt (2-1) had mild success on the trip, registering close to the same amount of shots as its opponents in both games. Against Wil...

On the attack

On the attack

By Sheldon Satenstein / Assistant Visual Editor

September 8, 2014


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Hamish Law had the game-winning goal against Longwood on Sunday. 

Mixed results on road trip for Pitt men’s soccer

Mixed results on road trip for Pitt men’s soccer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014


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The Pitt men’s soccer team split two games on its road trip to Virginia this weekend, falling to the College of William and Mary, while defeating Longwood University on a late goal.The Panthers disappointed in their first road contest of the year against William and Mary. They lost 4-0 and were neve...

Panthers dominant in season opener, win 3-0

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


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After a strong finish to its preseason, Pitt men’s soccer opened the regular season with record-breaking dominance against Presbyterian College.The Panthers finished the game on Saturday with 23 shots and a program record 19 corner kicks in a lopsided matchup against the Blue Hose, which ended 3...

Men’s Soccer: Solid in all areas, Pitt shuts out Duquesne in scrimmage

Men’s Soccer: Solid in all areas, Pitt shuts out Duquesne in scrimmage

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 25, 2014


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The Pitt men’s soccer team ended its preseason on a high note, beating Duquesne in its final scrimmage.The 2-0 win on Sunday was the Panthers’ second victory in a row before their regular season opener, having beaten California University (Pa.) 3-0 last Wednesday after losing to Saint Francis (Pa.) 2-0...

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 21, 2014


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Unable to finish early in its second preseason game, despite controlling play, the Pitt men’s soccer team found the solution in the second half, defeating California University (Pa.).The scrimmage, a 3-0 Panther victory, took place at a rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field on Wednesday. The victory marked the sevent...

Welcome Back: International players coming to Pitt in record numbers

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 19, 2014


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Soccer is known as the world’s game and, this fall on campus, there will be plenty of evidence to back up that reputation. The Pitt men’s soccer team has eight players from abroad — its most ever. Prior to this season, the team had seven players from outside the country since 2000, with no mo...

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


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Unable to find the goal last season, the Pitt men’s soccer team has taken steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again this year.The Panthers finished last season with an overall record of 1-11-4, and they went winless in conference play.Although their first season in the ACC was a rude awakening, he...

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