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Randy Waldrum brings change, experience to Pitt women’s soccer

Randy Waldrum brings change, experience to Pitt women’s soccer

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features

For a team that won just three games last year, hiring one of the most successful women’s soccer coaches in the country might seem unlikely. But that’s just what athletic director Heather Lyke announced in December with the hiring of Randy Waldrum to lead the struggling program. Waldrum has been coaching soccer for the last 30 years. He comes to Pitt as one of the winningest head coaches ...

Panthers stampede, hit kills, save goals in weekend sports

Panthers stampede, hit kills, save goals in weekend sports

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

September 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It was a busy weekend in Pitt sports, as varsity teams traveled near and far to take on fearsome foes in competition. Though it was a rough trip to North Carolina for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, the men’s cross country team trampled over the competition and women’s volleyball ac...

Not just football: volleyball, cross country, soccer compete over weekend

Not just football: volleyball, cross country, soccer compete over weekend

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While most Panther fans focused on the football team’s 33-14 loss to Penn State Saturday, Sept. 9, four other Pitt sports teams were in action this weekend. The women’s soccer team and the men’s soccer team suffered close defeats while the women’s cross country team and the volleyball team...

Pitt women’s soccer finishes season in OT loss to NC State, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer finishes season in OT loss to NC State, 2-1

By Alessandro Conway | Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In the last act of a troubled season for the Pitt women's soccer team, the Panthers’ hopes for an end-of-season revival were dashed by North Carolina State in overtime. The Panthers (2-15-1, 1-9-0 ACC) came into Raleigh, North Carolina, after getting edged out 2-0 at home against Duke last Sunday, where ...

Pitt women’s soccer baffled early on by Duke, 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer baffled early on by Duke, 2-0

By Tiyanna Brown | For The Pitt News

October 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt women’s soccer returned to Ambrose Urbanic Field for their last home game of the season, but fell 2-0 to No. 4 Duke within the first 10 minutes of the game on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (2-14-1 overall, 1-7-1 ACC) struggled to keep Duke’s (13-3-2 overall, 7-1-1 ACC) offense away from the bal...

Women’s soccer prevails against Miami in double overtime, 1-0

Women’s soccer prevails against Miami in double overtime, 1-0

By Alessandro Conway | For The Pitt News

October 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In an upset victory, the Pitt women's soccer team ended its nine-game winless streak with a wild win over conference opponent Miami Hurricanes Sunday afternoon at home. Coming from a 6-0 loss on the road to the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers, the resolute Panthers (2-11-1 overall, 1-5-0 ACC) snatched ...

Pitt women’s soccer tops Xavier, 2-1

Pitt women’s soccer tops Xavier, 2-1

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After being shut out in its first two home games of the regular season, the Pitt women’s soccer team put numbers on the scoreboard immediately in its Sunday afternoon game against the Xavier Musketeers. The Panthers (1-2-1) eventually defeated the Xavier Musketeers (2-1-1) by a 2-1 score for their first ...

Women’s soccer drops second straight road game to ranked team in No. 22 Duke

Women’s soccer drops second straight road game to ranked team in No. 22 Duke

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In a stretch of road games against ranked teams, women’s soccer coach Greg Miller knows putting up shots and scoring first is paramount. While Pitt did take a brief lead over No. 22 Duke on Thursday night — thanks to a 24th-minute Sarah Krause goal — the Blue Devils (9-4-4, 3-2-3 ACC) quickly regaine...

Overtime penalty kick goal lifts Pitt over ‘Cuse

Overtime penalty kick goal lifts Pitt over ‘Cuse

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Greg Miller is superstitious. With sophomore midfielder Hanna Hannesdottir lining up to take a game-winning penalty kick in overtime, Miller, Pitt women’s soccer head coach, focused his eyes off the field. “I don’t ever watch [penalty kicks], so I’ll have to see it on video. But it went in and I guess ...

Pitt women’s soccer drops second straight conference game

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

After a hot start to its season, Pitt women’s soccer is coming back down to Earth after its second straight conference loss, but it improved on the 6-0 margin of defeat from its earlier loss at Florida State. Pitt (9-3-1, 3-2-0 ACC) didn’t allow many chances to Boston College, but its counterpar...

Women’s soccer coach Greg Miller finds encouragement in 6-0 defeat

Women’s soccer coach Greg Miller finds encouragement in 6-0 defeat

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It’s hard to find the positive in a 6-0 loss, but Pitt head women’s soccer coach Greg Miller managed to Saturday after losing at Florida State . “To be honest, I am generally pleased with how we played the game — especially in the first half,” Miller said. Despite Pitt’s strong record (9-2...

Pitt women’s soccer defeats Louisville 1-0, extends winning streak to eight games

Pitt women’s soccer defeats Louisville 1-0, extends winning streak to eight games

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt women’s soccer has never had more than eight wins in a season. Now, it has an eight-game winning streak. Coming off a 2-1 overtime victory against Wake Forest, which Pitt head coach Greg Miller described as “the biggest win since I’ve been here,” the Panthers (9-1-1, 3-0-0 ACC) traveled to...

Pitt women’s soccer beats Wake Forest in OT 2-1, extends win streak to seven games

Pitt women’s soccer beats Wake Forest in OT 2-1, extends win streak to seven games

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

“This was a monumental win for our program.” That’s how head coach Greg Miller responded to Pitt women’s soccer’s 2-1 overtime win against Wake Forest at Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night. “This is the biggest win, certainly since I’ve been here,” Miller said. “For the team, who h...

Women’s soccer facing challenge of Demon Deacons on Thursday

Women’s soccer facing challenge of Demon Deacons on Thursday

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt women’s soccer has veered away from most obstacles it’s faced this season. While the wins have accumulated, the obstructions on the horizon are only growing larger, as the Panthers’ schedule strength improves heading into ACC play. The next foe for the Panthers is Wake Forest, which enters Pi...

Pitt women’s soccer wins first ACC home game against North Carolina State 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer wins first ACC home game against North Carolina State 2-0

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Ambrose Urbanic Field is finally starting to feel like home to Pitt women’s soccer. With a 2-0 victory on Sunday, the Panthers  (7-1-1, 1-0-0 ACC) tallied their first ACC home win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The victory also extended the team’s winning streak to six games. Pitt trans...

Pitt women’s soccer goes into ACC slate with program best record

Pitt women’s soccer goes into ACC slate with program best record

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For Pitt’s women’s soccer team, it’s time to crank the difficulty up from “easy.” After cruising through its non-conference schedule to the tune of a 6-1-1 record, Pitt’s women’s soccer team now has the privilege of playing against opponents in the toughest conference in collegiate soccer. Currently, the ACC boasts the top thr...

Off to 6-1-1 start, Pitt women’s soccer makes program history

Off to 6-1-1 start, Pitt women’s soccer makes program history

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

As they head into conference play next week, Pitt women’s soccer team is in good standing. Make that historically good standing. A pair of victories over Liberty and Akron, 2-1 and 3-0, respectively, have the team off to its best start in program history, at 6-1-1. Liberty The Pant...

Women’s soccer thriving thanks to strong freshmen play

Women’s soccer thriving thanks to strong freshmen play

By Jeff Carpenter / For The Pitt News

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sporting a young roster and a weak resumé, there was little reason to expect much from the Pitt women’s soccer team this year. Six games into the season, it appears that youth might be reversing the program’s fortunes. Touting a 4-1-1 record and coming off a successful 2-0 weekend, the Panthers must ...

Pitt women’s soccer finishes Colorado road trip on high note with overtime win

Pitt women’s soccer finishes Colorado road trip on high note with overtime win

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After 90 minutes of fruitless offense, Ashley Moreira decided it was time for the Panthers to go home. The sophomore Pitt midfielder netted the game-winning goal just five minutes into overtime, sending the Panthers out of Colorado and back to Pittsburgh with a win over Colorado College on Sunday....

Mixed results leave women’s soccer optimistic, wanting more

Mixed results leave women’s soccer optimistic, wanting more

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When dealing with youth, sometimes winning isn’t everything.The Pitt women’s soccer team walked off the field in disappointment after suffering through a merciless 6-1 defeat at the hands of the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers, but the Panthers know better than to hang their heads for long.The Panthers ...

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

Panthers blown out by No. 3 Virginia in season finale

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While winning two of 10 ACC games may not seem like cause for optimism, the Pitt women’s soccer team showed great improvement upon a winless 2013 ACC campaign.Pitt wrapped up its schedule Saturday with a 6-1 loss in Charlottesville, Va., to the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers.Virginia outshot the Panther...

Women’s soccer to end season against ranked Virginia

Women’s soccer to end season against ranked Virginia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It’s been a challenging season for the Panthers, but the women’s soccer team has taken strides toward future success.The Pitt women’s soccer team will finish its 2014 season on Saturday, as they travel to Charlottesville, Va. for their final game, taking on the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers at 7 p.m. a...

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sunday marked the final time Pitt seniors Jackie Poucel, Riliegh McHugh and Alex Charlebois would play in front of their home fans as the Pitt women’s soccer team hosted its last home contest of the 2014 season.The Panthers (6-11-0, 2-7-0) fell to the No. 17 Clemson Tigers (12-3-2, 5-3-1) by a final score of 2...

Penalty kick rebound downs Panthers in extra time

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For 92 minutes, the Pitt women’s soccer team had a chance to get a result. That possibility evaporated on an extra time penalty kick rebound.Hosting Louisville on Thursday night, the Panthers (6-10 overall, 2-6 ACC) limited the opposition to six chances on goal in regulation, holding the score eve...

Women’s soccer prepares for crucial Louisville contest

Women’s soccer prepares for crucial Louisville contest

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Having just completed a three-game stretch against top-15 teams without recording a win, the Pitt women’s soccer team is looking to use its losing streak as an impetus to play without fear.The Panthers will test their new mindset tonight as the Louisville Cardinals (6-7-2, 2-3-2) travel to Pittsbu...

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...

Panthers continue tough ACC stretch against ranked FSU Saturday

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After losing to No. 6 North Carolina Sunday, the Panthers may not reach their goal of 11 wins this season. But the Pitt women’s soccer team still aims to stay focused on the stretch run of their upcoming ACC schedule.Pitt is currently tenth in the ACC with a 2-4-0 conference record to accompany a 6-8-0 re...

Streaking Panthers stumble, fall to rival Fighting Irish 2-0

Streaking Panthers stumble, fall to rival Fighting Irish 2-0

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For the first half of its game against No. 14 Notre Dame, the Pitt women’s soccer team had all the luck.Two near-scoring chances by the Fighting Irish in a five-minute span during the middle of the period hit the crossbar.But the luck ran out just before halftime because of an unrelenting Irish attac...

Panthers prepare for challenge of rival Notre Dame

Panthers prepare for challenge of rival Notre Dame

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a three-game road stint that resulted in a 2-1 record with wins over Syracuse and NC State, the Pitt women’s soccer team returns home on Thursday playing its best soccer of the season.The Panthers will face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-4-1, 2-2-0) at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Ambr...

Women’s soccer wins second straight ACC game

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming out of the weekend, the Pitt women’s soccer team is up to seventh place in the ACC, and it’s thanks to the team finishing on the chances it got and striking early.“We, for once, capitalized on our opportunities,” head coach Greg Miller said. “We’ve positioned ourselves before with g...

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

By Ashley Drwal / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

While varsity sports typically are best known for fiercely competitive games, Pitt also has plenty of successful competitive sports outside of the Division-I level. The University has more than 20 different men’s and women’s club sports, ranging from hockey to soccer and from fencing to Quidditch t...

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Lately, the issues facing the Pitt women’s soccer team have to do with the team’s inability to give a full effort on defense. This was evident Thursday night as the Panthers allowed three goals to Boston College. The Panthers went down early in their first ACC matchup of the season last week against ...

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

Panthers search for first ACC victory at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming off of three consecutive losses, the Pitt women’s soccer team has a familiar question it wants to answer.After falling apart within the first 20 minutes of their loss against Duke last Friday — giving up three goals and digging themselves into an unrecoverable hole — the Panthers still wond...

Pitt overwhelmed early in shutout defeat

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Before many fans could even make it to their seats, the Blue Devils had scored.Right from opening kickoff of the women’s soccer game on Friday night, Duke operated at a speed superior to Pitt, coasting to a 3-0 victory in the ACC opener for both teams.In the third minute of the contest,  Duke freshman...

Team searching for answers on eve of ACC opener

Team searching for answers on eve of ACC opener

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The word spreading around the Pitt women’s soccer locker room is effort. For some unknown reason, playing a full 90 minutes is hard for the team.The Panthers (4-4) dropped their last non-conference game of this season last Friday night to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams 1-0. After the ga...

Lacking offense, urgency until too late, Panthers get shutout

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The whistle blew, and Pitt kicked off, spreading the ball around its half of the field with accuracy and purpose.Unfortunately for the Pitt women’s soccer team, that brief opening sequence of Friday’s night’s game against Virginia Commonwealth University, its final non-conference opponent of the r...

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

As the Panthers enter their eighth game of the 2014 season, head coach Greg Miller is ready to stop blaming his team’s youth for Pitt’s mistakes.Miller shuffled a few of his young players in and out of the starting lineup Sunday in Pitt’s loss to La Salle, and similar swapping is likely to occur this...

Panthers split pair of weekend games in Philadelphia

Panthers split pair of weekend games in Philadelphia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s soccer team went into its road trip this past weekend with hopes of winning both of its games against Villanova University and La Salle University. It returns home on Monday having accomplished half of that goal.The Panthers (4-3) defeated the Villanova Wildcats 2-1 on Friday but couldn...

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After playing five games in nine days, the Pitt women’s soccer team is finding that it may not be easy getting things back to normal.With a loss to Washington on Sunday and a weekend of two road games ahead of them, the team had to get back into a routine of training this week.The Panthers (3-2) will h...

Pitt flustered by veteran Washington squad in shutout loss

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The youth of the Pitt women’s soccer team caught up to it when facing the Washington Huskies.The Huskies are a team that closely resembles much of the competition Pitt will run into during the latter part of this season in ACC play. On Sunday, the Panthers suffered from a slight attack of nerves agai...

Arvas and Hannesdottir score to push Pitt past Robert Morris

Arvas and Hannesdottir score to push Pitt past Robert Morris

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Although the goals for the Pitt women’s soccer team came late, they came quickly. The Panthers defeated the Robert Morris University Colonials Wednesday in every stage of the game and two back-to-back goals secured their 3-1 victory at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.The main c...

Women’s Soccer: Turnover in overtime a gamechanger as Panthers lose to Dukes

Women’s Soccer: Turnover in overtime a gamechanger as Panthers lose to Dukes

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

August 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

In a hard-fought, defensive battle, the Pitt women’s soccer team fell to Duquesne on a sudden-death goal — the only score of the match — after 104 minutes of play.The shutout loss moved the Panthers’ record to 1-1. It was their second game of the Steel City Classic, a four-team tournament tha...

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Members of the Pitt women’s soccer team will wear the roman numeral “XI” on their jerseys this season, signifying the mantra that head coach Greg Miller and the rest of the coaching staff instilled in the team last November: “Year of 11.”This season is the “Year of 11” — a unifying p...

Roosa Arvas

Roosa Arvas

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

August 25, 2013


Filed under Archives

Roosa Arvas has been one of the Lady Panthers top scorers since arriving in the United States. 

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