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Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

June 23, 2020

Two weeks after Pitt welcomed football players back to campus for a phased return to voluntary offseason activity, Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29 for a similar process.

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Column: Riverhounds could benefit from relegation

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are Pittsburgh’s professional soccer team. They will be playing again this Saturday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals — the biggest match in the club’s 20-year history.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

No matter how far Pittsburgh’s red-hot Riverhounds advance in the USLC playoffs, they won't have the chance for upward mobility in America's soccer pyramid. This should change.

Opinion | USWNT redefines what it means to be an athlete

Opinion | USWNT redefines what it means to be an athlete

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

October 29, 2019

Other athletes should look to USWNT to understand how to use their voices and positions to create change in athletics and society in general.

Panthers soccer slowly catching up to ACC competition

Head coach Jay Vidovich came to Pitt in 2015 after an illustrious career at Wake Forest where he served as an assistant coach from 1986-93 and then as head coach from 1994-2014.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 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.

Pitt men’s soccer succumbs to PSU, 3-1

Junior Alexander Dexter (13) rushes after the ball alongside University of Denver’s Destan Norman (8).

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

After knocking off No. 22 Virginia Tech last Friday, the Panthers couldn’t maintain their momentum and fell 3-1 at Penn State on Tuesday night.

Photos: women’s soccer 2-1 victory over Boston College

First-year forward Amanda West (9) provided the tiebreaking goal for Pitt in overtime.

By Joy Cao, Staff Photographer

October 10, 2019

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Weekend Sports: Panthers soccer suffocated by top-ranked opponents

Sophomore defender Nyk Sesscock motions to the crowd to cheer after scoring Pitt's first goal on UNC. Down one with only minutes left in regulation, the Panthers failed to make another goal on the Tar Heels, losing 2-1.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Pitt athletics once again had a busy weekend with the swim and dive and cross country teams seeing action, as well as both soccer teams and the No. 4 women’s volleyball team.

Dexter’s lone goal lifts Pitt past Zips

Junior forward Alexander Dexter (1) scored the only goal of the night during Pitt’s 1-0 victory over Akron.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Despite thoroughly outplaying Akron throughout the contest, it took a 74th-minute strike off the left foot of junior forward Alexander Dexter for Pitt to finally gain the upper hand in a 1-0 victory.

Women’s soccer shut out by VCU, 1-0

VCU’s sophomore midfielder Samantha Herabek (12) is prevented from shooting on Pitt’s goal by freshman goalkeeper Caitlyn Lazzarini (25).

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

In a game that was largely uneventful, the Pitt women’s soccer team came up short, 1-0, to VCU at Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night.

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