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Swim supremacy and wrestling conquest highlight Pitt sports weekend

Swim supremacy and wrestling conquest highlight Pitt sports weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by the No. 10 wrestling team bouncing back in a big way after a tough loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 18. The swim and dive team excelled too — along with Senior Day festivities, they dominated other universities in the area in the Western PA Invitational at Trees Pool.

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

January 22, 2020

The Pitt men’s swim team brought back nearly every member of last year’s record setting group, including speedster Blaise Vera — who at one point this season held the national 50-yard freestyle record.

Weekend sports: Pitt teams experience inverse results

Weekend sports: Pitt teams experience inverse results

By Marshall Worth, for the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

Pitt athletics had a busy weekend, as five teams took part in events. While men’s basketball’s win over UNC grabbed most of the headlines, other squads suited up for both conference and non-conference play — and experienced a mixed bag of results.

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

To quote HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones”’ most famous father, Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” The snow has already arrived and with it some seasonal Pitt athletics action. As the new season begins, these Panther athletes have already proven their value.

Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s soccer, Volleyball make history

Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s soccer, Volleyball make history

By Dalton Miller, for the Pitt News

November 10, 2019

Pitt athletics put together a solid weekend, with the wrestling and volleyball teams picking up big wins, while both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams sank in their meets. Volleyball continued its conference match winning streak and wrestling opened its dual meet season with a convincing win.

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.

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

Pitt’s soccer programs posted a pair of historic wins this past weekend, but they still stare down the remaining gauntlet of ACC play. Meanwhile, Panthers volleyball continued to mow down weaker conference opponents and both swimming and diving teams combined for 25 event wins in a quad meet at Trees Pool.

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball machine rolls through Virginia Tech

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball machine rolls through Virginia Tech

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Pitt volleyball dominated the weekend and opened ACC play with a resounding 3-0 sweep of Virginia Tech, both soccer teams fought to draws in conference games and Pitt swimming and diving opened its season winning 11 of 12 races in a relay-only meet.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

In two and a half seasons at Pitt, Valerie Daigneault has broken six swim team records — four relay events and two solo events. She started this season undefeated through nine races.

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