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The Pitt News

Pitt junior guard Dayshanette Harris (1) dribbles during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Weekend sports recap: Wrestling, gymnastics claim victories as basketball struggles

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 24, 2022
As the spring semester gets underway, winter sports are beginning to heat up. This weekend featured key conference and non-conference matchups for several Pitt programs. Some teams rose to the occasion against their conference opponents while others fell.
Kellan Stout put Pitt (7-3) up 3-0 over NC State (12-0) at the start, but Pitt eventually fell to NC State 21-12.

Gymnastics, men’s basketball return to win column over weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 3, 2020
The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by redemption for the gymnastics and men’s basketball squads, while wrestling and women’s basketball fell short of major upsets over ACC foes.
Pitt swept all four diving events on Saturday at a quad meet against Duquesne, Villanova and Youngstown State at home.

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.
Sophomore defender Nyk Sesscock motions to the crowd to cheer after scoring Pitts first goal on UNC. Down one with only minutes left in regulation, the Panthers failed to make another goal on the Tar Heels, losing 2-1.

Weekend Sports: Panthers soccer suffocated by top-ranked opponents

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 6, 2019
Pitt athletics once again had a busy weekend with the swim and dive and cross country teams seeing action, as well as both soccer teams and the No. 4 women’s volleyball team.
Chinaza Ndee returns the ball. Pitt Volleyball swept Virginia Tech on Sunday evening, with Ndee contributing 8 kills.

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.
Sophomore midfielder Jackson Walti yells to rally his teammates after the Panthers made multiple attempts on No. 1 Wake Forests goal during Pitts 2-0 loss to the Demon Deacons.

Weekend Sports Recap: Potent Panthers volleyball rolls through California tournament

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer September 15, 2019
It was a tale of two sports this weekend in Pitt athletics: Volleyball continued its undefeated 2019 with three wins this past weekend in California, but rebuilding soccer programs were unable to find the same success. 
Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.
Senior gymnast Brittany West earned a 9.750 on beam at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship on Friday.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 8, 2019
Despite the hype for Pitt athletics to reveal the new team uniforms in “retro” colors Sunday, the Panthers didn’t have a great weekend — only the track team provided top finishes.
Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

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.
First-year Abby Edwards pitched against Ohio University during a March 19 game. This past weekend, the Panthers lost all three of their games against Virginia Tech.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, softball suffer sweeps

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 25, 2019
While the sun came out for the first time in a long time, it was a bleak, dark weekend for Pitt athletics.
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