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Pitt star forward Amanda West was named ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday for her performance in the Panthers’ final game of the regular season against Kentucky.

Panthers receive recognitions across multiple sports

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 9, 2021
Punxsutawney Phil may have had Pitt in mind when he predicted six weeks of winter before one of the most “beautiful and brightest” springs ever. The Panthers got the spring started in great fashion with a slew of accolades across multiple sports.
Pitt women’s soccer played its final game of the season against Kentucky on Monday, defeating the Wildcats 4-1 to earn a final 2020-21 record of 11-5 (3-5 ACC).

Pitt stomps Wildcats in season finale, sets program record for single-season wins

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 30, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer played its final game of the season against Kentucky on Monday, defeating the Wildcats 4-1 to earn a final 2020-21 record of 11-5 (3-5 ACC). The Panthers’ 11 wins in 16 games surpasses the program record for most victories in a women’s soccer season — 10 in 18 games in 2015. Pitt head coach Randy Waldrum appreciated the accomplishment but explained that this represents a mere step toward the ultimate goal.
Pitt women’s soccer played its first game since Nov. 1, 2020, at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday. Pitt defeated its crosstown rivals, the Duquesne Dukes, with a score of 3-0.

Women’s soccer blanks Dukes in 3-0 City Game win

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 8, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer played its first game since Nov. 1, 2020, at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday. The Panthers defeated their crosstown rivals, the Duquesne Dukes, by a score of 3-0 with turf-blackened snow lining the walls of the stadium.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) led the Panthers with five shots, scoring on none during Pitt's 1-0 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. With the loss to Demon Deacons, the Panthers will miss the 2020 ACC Women's 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.
Pitt women’s soccer celebrated its last home game of the season with a 2-0 bounce-back win against the Miami Hurricanes.

Pitt women’s soccer concludes home slate with Senior Day win

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Pitt women’s soccer (9-3-0, 3-3-0) celebrated its last home game of the season with a 2-0 bounce-back win against the Miami Hurricanes (0-7-0, 0-6-0), solidifying a 4-1 record at home.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) watches FSU's players celebrate after scoring their third goal on Pitt during the Panthers 4-1 loss to the Seminoles on Thursday evening.

Second-ranked Seminoles dominate Pitt women’s soccer, 4-1

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 16, 2020
Pitt women’s soccer took a beating against no. 2 Florida State on a rainy Thursday night, falling 4-1. This marks the Panthers’ second loss of the season to a ranked opponent and their first defeat at home.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

Pitt soccer’s reinvention is ready for the spotlight

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 5, 2020
Soccer in the United States has typically taken a back seat to other sports, but Pitt fans should take notice of the high-level soccer being played in Oakland.
Both men’s and women’s soccer remain undefeated this season.

Soccer outshines preseason favorites volleyball early

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Louisville on Saturday, other Panther teams had a busy and largely triumphant weekend. Both men’s and women’s soccer picked up road wins, taking down Notre Dame and The Citadel, respectively. Pitt volleyball did not experience that same success, though, as the team fell to Syracuse twice in back-to-back nights.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.

Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer September 21, 2020
In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.
Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

First-year Panthers to get to know

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 21, 2020
But don’t wait until you step into Heinz Field, the Pete or Fitzgerald Field House to start learning about your classmates. Get to know some of the stars of the class in 2020 before you join them in Pittsburgh.
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