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The Pitt News

Pitt vs. Arizona State at a wrestling match on Jan. 14 at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Weekend sports recap: Softball drops three of five to open season in Florida

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer February 13, 2022
Pitt softball dropped three of five opening weekend games to start its 2022 campaign, while Panthers lacrosse won the first game in program history, during a busy weekend in Pitt athletics.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) defends the ball against Virginia Tech at Saturday’s game at the Petersen Events Center.

Winter sports hit home stretch during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
Pitt athletics was busy over the weekend, as many winter sports teams hit the home stretch of their regular seasons and prepare for postseason competition.
Senior Felix Wolter, who earned All-American honors recently, finished fourth place in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the long jump in Knoxville this weekend as the Panthers capped off the Tennessee Relays. Pitt will head to Virginia next weekend for the Virginia Challenge meet on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17.

Weekend sports recap: Baseball and track and field make up for softball woes

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
The weekend saw a rough performance for Pitt softball, but strong performances from Pitt track and field and a sweep from the baseball team made up for it.
Three Panthers qualified for the NCAA regional meet — junior Katie Chamberlain, sophomore Lauren Beckwith, and graduate Katrina Coca (pictured). Chamberlain was scratched before the meet began due to injury, while Beckwith and Coca scored 9.9 and 9.7, respectively, on the bars.

Weekend sports recap: Trio of Pitt gymnasts compete at NCAA regionals

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 5, 2021
Pitt sports had an eventful weekend, with the gymnastics team finishing its season at the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Regional Meet in Morgantown, West Virginia, volleyball concluding its regular season with a pair of conference matchups and softball continuing its difficult season at home in a series against Louisville.
Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Senior Felix Wolter finished in fourth place in the men’s heptathlon with a final score of 5907 in the NCAA track and field indoor championships this weekend, earning him first team All-American honors.

Men’s heptathlon highlights busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
Track and field’s Felix Wolter and Greg Lauray headlined this weekend of Pitt athletics, each of them earning All-American titles for their performances in the heptathlon and the high jump, respectively. Elsewhere, Pitt baseball took part in multiple slugfests against West Virginia, and Pitt gymnastics split a series against West Virginia.
The Pitt Gymnastics team earned its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon by narrowly beating out NC State and Towson with a final score of 195.700.

Gymnastics, swimming and diving take home big wins

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
The weekend was a mixed bag for Pitt sports teams. The high-powered wrestling team continued to struggle in a tight loss against Virginia, even as the track and field team finished last at the Notre Dame invitational. Nevertheless, Pitt swimming and diving furthered its unprecedented success in a dual meet sweep, and the gymnastics team earned its first win of the season.
Pitt womens basketball fell 72-68 to Miami Thursday night, its first game in 32 days.

Diving sinks Duquesne, other Pitt teams disappoint over weekend

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer January 25, 2021
The high-powered Pitt wrestling team took its first loss of the season in a blowout. Meanwhile, women’s basketball and gymnastics both suffered close losses against favored opponents. That said, the women’s diving team remained a bright spot by picking up a dual meet win over Duquesne.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) led the Panthers with five shots, scoring on none during Pitts 1-0 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. With the loss to Demon Deacons, the Panthers will miss the 2020 ACC Womens Soccer Tournament and end their season with a 9-5-0 record.

Weekend Recap: Soccer and cross country complete pivotal weekend

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
Men's and women's cross country also concluded their seasons over the weekend, traveling to North Carolina to compete in the ACC Championships.
The men’s swim and dive team made history at the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, finishing with a program-best eighth place.

Swim and dive, gymnastics post historic results over weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 2, 2020
Pitt swimming and diving and track and field saw their regular seasons end this weekend and posted historic results. Softball, meanwhile, is just getting started with ACC play, but dropped two of three in their first conference series at North Carolina. 
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