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Junior midfielder Valentin Noel (8) with the ball at Wednesday evenings mens soccer game vs. Notre Dame.

Two quick second-half goals propel Notre Dame past Pitt in ACC Semifinal

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Coming off an emotional, double-overtime victory in the quarterfinal round, top-seeded Pitt men’s soccer fell to the No. 5-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the semifinals of the ACC Championship, 2-0.
Pitt midfielder Jackson Walti (24) kicks the ball past Virginia Tech midfielder Camron Lennon (21) at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday.

Panthers advance to semifinals of ACC soccer tournament with 2-1 win over Hokies

By Will McGlynn, For The Pitt News November 8, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer beat Virginia Tech 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon. With this win, the Panthers advance to the semifinal round of the ACC men’s soccer tournament, where they will meet Notre Dame.
Pitt Panthers Guilherme Feitosa (7), Alexander Dexter (13) and Jackson Walti (24) celebrate a goal against UMass Monday night.

Men’s soccer dominates in 5-1 rout of UMass

By Christopher Cornejo, For The Pitt News October 26, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer attacked early and often on Monday night against UMass, and it paid off. The Panthers overpowered the Minutemen for 90 minutes in a 5-1 win at home.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer, pictured here at last Thursdays game against Dusquesne, convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

No. 3 men’s soccer back in win column with 2-1 victory vs. Lehigh

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer September 4, 2021
Following an upset loss to a seasoned West Virginia squad in Morgantown, No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer defeated the Dukes 7-0 during their opening season game at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night.

Pitt men’s soccer delivers commanding 7-0 victory over Duquesne to packed crowd

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer August 27, 2021
In front of the first near-full-capacity crowd at the stadium in well over a year, the Panthers handily defeated the Dukes 7-0. 
Senior midfielder Jackson Walti, a returning player on Pitt mens soccer.

Column | Walti, Noel need to lead young stars to keep men’s soccer elite

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer August 20, 2021
While there is no doubt that coach Jay Vidovich has turned a previously hapless program into a legitimate powerhouse, last year’s “national contender” label and its sustainability will be put to the test. 
Pitt men’s soccer head coach Jay Vidovich displayed immense pride in the progress his team made after their season ended at the hands of No. 3 Indiana in the College Cup.

Despite falling just short in 2021, Panthers poised for long-term success

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2021
The emotions that typically accompany a loss in the national semifinal are shock, disappointment and heartbreak. But for Pitt men’s soccer, these feelings didn’t linger — instead, the notions of progress and optimism prevailed. 
Despite controlling possession for much of the match, the Panthers’ historic season came to an underwhelming end on Friday as Pitt fell to Indiana 1-0.

Panthers’ historic season ends in 1-0 loss to Indiana

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 15, 2021
In its first College Cup appearance in program history, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer faced one of the most accomplished programs in all of Division I soccer in the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers. In their 21st trip to the national semifinal, the Hoosiers bested the Panthers 1-0.
The Pitt Panthers defeated the Washington Huskies 3-0 to advance to their first ever College Cup.

Pitt defeats Washington 3-0 to advance to program’s first College Cup

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer May 10, 2021
No. 2 Pitt (16-3) men’s soccer reached a program milestone Monday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N. C., after defeating the No. 7 Washington Huskies (12-4) 3-0 to reach the College Cup for the first time in program history.
The Panthers netted three goals in the first half and capitalized on several mistakes from the UCF backline in an impressive 4-0 victory.

Pitt advances to Elite 8 after dominant 4-0 victory over UCF

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 6, 2021
Coming off a dominant 6-1 victory over Monmouth in its opening match, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer showcased its offensive firepower once again in a convincing 4-0 shutout of Central Florida at a neutral site in Cary, N.C.
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