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Coming off its third loss of the season, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer bounced back convincingly in the team’s opening match of the NCAA tournament, defeating the Monmouth Hawks 6-1.

Panthers earn second-ever NCAA tournament win in 6-1 rout of Monmouth

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 3, 2021
Coming off its third loss of the season, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer bounced back convincingly in the team’s opening match of the NCAA tournament, defeating the Monmouth Hawks 6-1.
For the second consecutive season, Pitt men’s soccer is headed to the NCAA tournament. The Panthers earned the No. 2 overall seed in the bracket, and will face the winner of Monmouth and Bowling Green in their first match on May 2.

Pitt men’s soccer faces favorable draw in NCAA tournament, chance to capitalize

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
For the second consecutive season, Pitt men’s soccer is headed to the NCAA tournament.
The Panthers (13-3, 9-2) fell to No. 4 Clemson (13-3-2, 8-3-2) 2-0, the team’s second loss of the season to the Tigers. The ACC’s automatic qualifier play-in game Saturday night took place at Clemson’s Historic Riggs Field.

No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer foiled again by No. 4 Clemson in chance for NCAA tournament bid

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2021
The Tigers earned the ACC’s automatic NCAA tournament bid with the win, meaning Pitt will have to wait until selection day.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer extended its win streak to four with a convincing 2-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

Panther defense shuts down Notre Dame; Third win this season against Fighting Irish

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2021
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer extended its win streak to four with a convincing 2-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night, a match that got chippy on both sides of the field
For the second time this season and third time in the last three years, No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer fell to No. 4 Clemson.

Preview: Panthers’ offensive firepower to overpower shaky Hokies

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
The team goes to Blacksburg on Saturday to face a struggling Virginia Tech squad.
Sophomore midfielder Veljko Petkovic (19) celebrates after scoring the first and only goal of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Boston College.

Panthers bounce back with 1-0 shutout against Boston College

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer March 14, 2021
The shot-heavy first half of the Pitt men’s soccer match against Boston College (0-2 ACC, 0-2 Overall) featured two high-octane offenses who forced each goalie to work, while the final 45 minutes saw much fewer scoring opportunities.
Senior defender Bryce Washington (4) pictured against Lehigh, scored the game-winning goal against Duquesne on Saturday on a penalty kick

Picking up where it left off, Pitt men’s soccer wins City Game 1-0 to open spring season

By Dalton Coppola, For The Pitt News February 27, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer compiled its most successful fall campaign in program history in 2020, culminating in an ACC Championship appearance. The No. 2 Panthers picked up where they left off on Saturday, beating Duquesne 1-0 to open the spring season.
The New England Revolution drafted senior forward Edward Kizza (9), who broke a number of school scoring records, in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft in January.

Column | Men, women’s soccer coaches have ushered in new era of Pitt sports

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
While basketball and football get the most attention, staff writer Griffin Floyd argues a new era is upon us — Pitt is a fútbol, not football, school
After parting ways with former women’s soccer coach Greg Miller, Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired former Notre Dame head coach and two-time national champion Randy Waldrum.

Pitt’s marquee pair of head soccer coaches aim for new heights

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer August 26, 2020
Pitt’s struggling men’s and women’s soccer teams landed two of the most proven head coaches in collegiate soccer to take the reigns in 2015 and 2017. The program’s rapid transformation has Pitt aiming for new heights.
Pitt defeated Virginia Tech 4-2 on Saturday to remain unbeaten through three games

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2019
The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.
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