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Weekend Recap: Volleyball aces weekend games, remains undefeated

Weekend Recap: Volleyball aces weekend games, remains undefeated

By Nick Carlisano, For The Pitt News

September 3, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panther's saw promise and defeat this weekend, as the volleyball, men and women's soccer, and cross country teams competed throughout the country. Through a tough tournament, the women's volleyball team remains undefeated.

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Men's Soccer team played an away game against Delaware on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The Pitt News provides a detailed recap of the action of the game.

Fighting Irish knock out Panthers, 5-0

Fighting Irish knock out Panthers, 5-0

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team might have defeated Notre Dame in the team’s first meeting of the season, but the Irish came prepared to fight for an ACC Tournament first-round win. Notre Dame (10-5-2 overall, 4-3-2 ACC) defeated the Panthers (8-10 overall, 2-7 ACC) 5-0 Wednesday, Nov. 1 — ultimat...

Panthers fighting Irish in first round of ACC Tournament

Panthers fighting Irish in first round of ACC Tournament

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Pitt men’s soccer last faced Notre Dame, the Panthers marched into South Bend and pulled off a shocking 1-0 upset, handing the No. 7 Fighting Irish their lone home loss of the year. The victory marked the Panthers’ first win over a top-10 opponent since 2000. Pitt (8-9 overall, 2-6 ACC) must duplicate t...

Vidovich’s second season brings success to men’s soccer

Vidovich’s second season brings success to men’s soccer

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

The Pitt men’s soccer team only managed to score 12 goals in the entire season last year. This year, the team had 12 goals before October. Stats like these show how far the team has come in its second year with head coach Jay Vidovich, who has lead Pitt to an 8-8 record so far this season, with ...

Panther spotlight: Darrin Hall, Alexander Dexter, Callie Frey

Panther spotlight: Darrin Hall, Alexander Dexter, Callie Frey

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Fall sports at Pitt are in full swing, with several teams reaching the season’s midpoint. The Panthers have had a bevy of standout performers across all sports this season. Here are a few recent top student-athletes: Darrin Hall The Panthers football team earned their first ACC win of the season thi...

Blue Devils take down Panthers, 2-0

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team’s winning streak ended abruptly Friday night after No. 19 Duke’s 2-0 victory. The Panthers (6-6-0 overall, 1-4-0 ACC) fell to the Blue Devils (9-2-1 overall, 3-2-0 ACC) after Pitt’s mistakes gave Duke too many opportunities. “The game started one way that wasn’t...

Men’s soccer secures first season win with defeat of Lancers, 2-0

Men’s soccer secures first season win with defeat of Lancers, 2-0

By Kait French | Staff Writer

September 2, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Friday night’s men’s soccer game looked as though it would end in a 0-0 draw for the Panthers and Longwood Lancers. But Pitt junior Javi Perez scored with a penalty kick in the 76th minute, followed shortly by a goal from first-year Colin Brezniak to give the Panthers the 2-0 win. With the home...

Top 50 recruit Kizza Edward commits to Pitt men’s soccer

Top 50 recruit Kizza Edward commits to Pitt men’s soccer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team hasn’t beaten an ACC opponent in four years of conference play, but the Panthers’ fortunes might soon change. Pitt received a verbal commitment Wednesday from forward Kizza Edward, one of the most prized prospects in the country. Edward, part of the prestigious Socce...

Top-50 soccer prospect Kizza Edward commits to Pitt

Top-50 soccer prospect Kizza Edward commits to Pitt

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team still hasn’t beaten an ACC opponent in four years of conference play, but the Panthers’ fortunes might soon be about to change. Pitt received a verbal commitment Wednesday from Montverde Academy forward Kizza Edward, one of the most prized prospects in the country....

Francis and Murray named ACC All-Academics

Francis and Murray named ACC All-Academics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s and women’s soccer teams struggled to succeed on the field last year with both teams only winning twice this past season. But the ACC recognized women’s goalkeeper Taylor Francis and men’s defender Kevin Murray for their accomplishments off the field throughout their time at Pitt. ...

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

Pitt men’s soccer squashed by Syracuse in season-ending 4-0 loss

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men's soccer team’s season came to a close Wednesday night with a shutout loss against the No. 5-seeded Syracuse Orange in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers (2-13-3 overall, 0-6-2 ACC) fell to Syracuse (11-3-3 overall, 3-2-3 ACC), 4-0, in the first round of the 2016 ACC Tournament at the ...

Pitt men’s soccer wraps up regular season with 2-1 loss at VT

Pitt men’s soccer wraps up regular season with 2-1 loss at VT

By Ryan Zimba | For The Pitt News

October 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite a late goal by senior midfielder Matt Venanzi and seven saves by first-year goalkeeper Jacob Rooth, the Pitt men’s soccer team closed out its regular season with a 2-1 loss to No. 23 Virginia Tech on Friday night. The Panthers struggled mightily in their bid to earn their first ACC win o...

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

Panthers battle to scoreless draw on Senior Night vs. No. 16 Virginia

By Molly Appezzato | For The Pitt News

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team hasn’t scored a goal since Sept. 26, against the Longwood Lancers –– and that streak didn’t come to an end on Friday. But the Panthers did snap their six-game losing streak with a draw against the No. 16 team in the country. Despite the pouring rain, 325 peopl...

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

Late goal propels BC to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After back-to-back home losses, the Pitt men’s soccer team again came up on the wrong end of a shutout after a late goal by the Boston College Eagles at Ambrose Urbanic Field Friday night. Boston College (6-3-1 overall, 2-2-1 ACC) prevailed over the Panthers (2-8-2 overall, 0-4-1 ACC), 1-0, after...

Late goal lifts Saint Mary’s to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

Late goal lifts Saint Mary’s to 1-0 win over Pitt men’s soccer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Taking a break from a grueling ACC schedule, the Pitt men’s soccer team might have expected an easier night at home against non-conference opponent Saint Mary’s, California. The St. Mary’s Gaels rolled into Pittsburgh with a lot of confidence after a 2-1 overtime victory over the No. 17 West ...

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

No. 2 Notre Dame tops Pitt men’s soccer, 2-0

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

October 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Fresh off a 2-1 win on the road against Longwood, the Pitt men’s soccer team was unable to sustain its momentum in a 2-1 loss against No. 2 Notre Dame. A capacity crowd of 842 fans at Ambrose Urbanic Field came out to watch the Panthers (2-6-2 overall, 0-3-1 ACC) try to pull off a massive upset a...

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer triumphs at Longwood, 2-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team continues to show steady improvement after encountering a rough stretch early on in Jay Vidovich’s first season as head coach. After battling to a 1-1 draw against the Duke Blue Devils on Friday to snap a four-game losing streak, the Panthers (2-5-2 overall) defeated ...

Pitt men’s soccer battles to 1-1 draw at Duke

Pitt men’s soccer battles to 1-1 draw at Duke

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

September 24, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team didn’t get its first ACC win, but showed improvement on Friday against the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina. After suffering a disappointing 2-1 home loss to Loyola three days ago, the Panthers (1-5-2 overall, 0-2-1 ACC) battled to a 1-1 draw against the Duke (3-2...

Pitt men’s soccer foiled by Loyola in overtime, 2-1

Pitt men’s soccer foiled by Loyola in overtime, 2-1

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After holding the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels to just one goal on the road in a 1-0 loss on Friday, the Pitt men’s soccer team had to feel good about its chances back at home against Loyola on Tuesday night. Instead, Loyola (2-5-0) shocked the Panthers (1-5-1 overall, 0-2-0 ACC) with two late ...

Pitt shut out by No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0

Pitt shut out by No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0

By Ryan Zimba | For The Pitt News

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team fought valiantly Friday night in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but came up just short in a shutout loss against the No. 2 team in the nation. The No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 ACC) controlled the majority of the game against the Panthers (1-4-1 o...

Pitt men’s soccer subdued by Robert Morris, 2-0

Pitt men’s soccer subdued by Robert Morris, 2-0

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team travelled to Moon, Pennsylvania, in search of a win after losing its first conference game lost to Louisville but instead fell in a 2-0 shutout to Robert Morris. The Panthers (1-3-1) took the upper hand in the beginning of the match by keeping the ball near the Coloni...

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

Pitt men’s soccer shut out vs. Louisville, 2-0

By Tiyanna Brown | For The Pitt News

September 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s men’s soccer team fell in its first conference game under new head coach Jay Vidovich, 2-0, on Friday night. The Panthers (1-2-1 overall, 0-1-0 ACC) hosted the Louisville Cardinals (3-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 ACC) at Ambrose Urbanic Field to open up ACC play. It was the fourth meeting between t...

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

Pitt men’s soccer blasts St. Joseph’s for first win, 4-1

By Ted Zhang / Staff Writer

September 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It took three games, but Jay Vidovich, the former NSCAA National Coach of the Year, earned his first win as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team Sunday night. Following a disappointing loss to Temple Friday, the Panthers (1-1-1) bounced back Sunday with a 4-1 domination against the St. Jose...

Pitt men’s soccer team falters late in 2-1 loss at Temple

Pitt men’s soccer team falters late in 2-1 loss at Temple

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s soccer team traveled to Philadelphia searching for their first win of the season, but instead fell to Temple, 2-1, in the final moments of the game. “It was another experience in our growth as a program and team,” Pitt head coach Jay Vidovich said in a press release after the game. ...

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

Pitt battles to scoreless draw in Vidovich’s first game as head coach

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

August 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

On an uncharacteristically temperate night in late August, 733 fans packed the stands at Ambrose Urbanic Field to catch a glimpse of Jay Vidovich’s first game as head coach of the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers hosted the Detroit Titans Friday night in their regular season opener, battli...

Men’s Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

Men’s Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

June 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While most soccer fans have their eyes fixed on Brazil during the World Cup this month, three Pitt soccer players have spent their summer playing with other aspiring professionals and local collegiate talent right here in Pittsburgh.Attacking players Romeo Charron and Ryan Myers, as well as goalkeeper ...

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