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Francis and Murray named ACC All-Academics

Francis and Murray named ACC All-Academics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 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. ...

No. 2 Florida State holds off Pitt women’s soccer, 2-0

No. 2 Florida State holds off Pitt women’s soccer, 2-0

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

October 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Following two defeats on the road, the Pitt women’s soccer team returned home to face another tough conference opponent on Saturday afternoon in a matchup against the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. When these two teams met last October, Florida State (9-1-1 overall, 3-0-1 ACC) came out on top in a...

Boston College shuts out Pitt women’s soccer, 3-0

Boston College shuts out Pitt women’s soccer, 3-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team continued its rough start to ACC play with another shutout loss Thursday night against No. 17 Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Panthers (1-8-1 overall, 0-2-0 ACC) began their two-game road trip riding a five-game losing streak, and the skid continued aga...

Pitt women’s soccer shut out in ACC opener vs. Louisville, 1-0

Pitt women’s soccer shut out in ACC opener vs. Louisville, 1-0

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s women’s soccer team opened conference play at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the Louisville Cardinals. The struggling Panthers (1-7-1 overall, 0-1-0 ACC) dropped their fifth consecutive game and failed to score a goal for the third time in that stretch. Louisvi...

Pitt women’s soccer falls in double OT to Kent State, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer falls in double OT to Kent State, 2-1

By Molly Appezzato | For The Pitt News

September 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s women’s soccer team struggled to find many scoring opportunities and fell to Kent State in double overtime, 2-1, Sunday night. Despite a strong game from Pitt’s (1-6-1) young players on offense, Kent State (3-1-0) outshot the Panthers, 16-13, led by three shots apiece from forwards K...

Pitt women’s soccer improves but loses to Kansas, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer improves but loses to Kansas, 2-1

By Ryan Zimba / For The Pitt News

September 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team showed improvement in its match Friday night against the Kansas Jayhawks, but were still unable to pick up a win. Pitt (1-5-1) dropped its third consecutive game in a 2-1 defeat to the Jayhawks (4-2-1) in Lawrence, Kansas. The Panthers went winless on their three-game roa...

Pitt women’s soccer shut out at UC Irvine, 3-0

Pitt women’s soccer shut out at UC Irvine, 3-0

By Ryan Zimba - For The Pitt News

September 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For the second straight game, the Pitt women’s soccer team was unable to generate any opportunities on offense, falling Sunday night to the University of California, Irvine, 3-0. The Panthers (1-4-1) were shut out for the second game in a row to start their three-game road trip. Chalk the loss up...

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 1-0 shutout vs. Colorado College

Pitt women’s soccer falls in 1-0 shutout vs. Colorado College

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team has learned over the past two matches that every opponent –– big or small –– is a serious threat. Following a 2-0 loss to Duquesne in the home opener, the Panthers (0-2-1) welcomed Colorado College (2-1) to Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night. Despite part...

Pitt women’s soccer drops home opener vs. Duquesne, 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer drops home opener vs. Duquesne, 2-0

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The start of the regular season is normally an exciting time for players, but Pitt’s women’s soccer players put on a performance in their home opener Sunday they will want to quickly forget. Coming off a season-opening 2-2 draw at Michigan Friday night, the Panthers (0-1-1) began a three-game...

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team nearly pulled off a huge upset Friday night, but settled for a season-opening draw instead. After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, the Panthers’ first regular season game of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw against the Michigan Wolverines in An...

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

August 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Welcome Back 2016

In soccer, having a stable presence at the goal is a critical factor to how a team functions and performs. For the Pitt women’s soccer team, senior goalkeeper Taylor Francis has been that reliable last line of defense since the beginning of her college career. Francis has made 42 starts in a row for the ...

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

Panthers shut out in loss to third straight ranked team

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team must be relieved the weekend is over.The Panthers completed a three-game stretch of matches against nationally ranked ACC opponents Saturday afternoon. They lost to No. 2 Florida State 3-0 at Ambrose Urbanic Field.The contest was fairly one-sided, as the Seminoles (14-1-0...

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