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First-year Panthers to get to know

Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

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.

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Thursday afternoon that the beginning of fall Olympic sports will be delayed until Sept. 1. Pitt’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country are among the affected sports. ACC field hockey programs will also be subject to the delay, but will not apply to Pitt, which does not have a program.

Pitt athletes ad-lib training at home

Many athletes don’t have access to much of the equipment they normally would to train and have had to adapt to at-home workouts.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Organized sports in the United States are now paused due to coronavirus concerns, and the athletic world has come to a grinding halt. But players still need to stay ready for next season.

VT washes Pitt away in season finale, 1-0

First-year goalkeeper Caitlyn Lazzarini (25) dives on the ball during Thursday evening’s 1-0 loss to Virginia Tech.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

In a game played in awful weather conditions with heavy winds and rain, the Pitt women’s soccer team dropped its final game of the season, 1-0, against Virginia Tech at home.

Opinion | USWNT redefines what it means to be an athlete

Opinion | USWNT redefines what it means to be an athlete

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

October 29, 2019

Other athletes should look to USWNT to understand how to use their voices and positions to create change in athletics and society in general.

Weekend Sports Recap: Soccer teams contrast triumph and tribulation

Junior forward Edward Kizza (9) charges after the ball against Duke on Friday night.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

This weekend in Pitt sports saw both highs and heartbreaks with the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as both programs continue their runs through the gauntlet of ACC competition. But as the soccer season began winding down, Pitt wrestling was only beginning its season by hosting an intrasquad scrimmage at the Fitzgerald Field House. And to no one’s surprise, No. 3 Pitt volleyball steamrolled some of the conference’s stronger teams.

Women’s soccer falls 3-2 on West’s record-breaking night

 First-year forward Amanda West (9) completed both of Pitt’s goals during Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to Wake Forest.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Wake Forest halted Pitt’s hot streak with a double overtime heartbreaker, but it wasn’t a total loss for the Panthers as Amanda West etched her name atop the program’s single-season points list.

Victory Lights burn bright during dominant weekend for Pitt athletics

Pitt volleyball continued its win streak this weekend, sweeping both UNC and NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Pitt athletics did its best to combat autumn’s shrinking days and growing nights by stacking win upon win over the weekend and lighting the top of the Cathedral. In what may be one of the best weekends in recent Pitt sports history, there were upsets, new milestones and continued dominance, all worthy of Cathy’s weekly light show.

Panthers soccer slowly catching up to ACC competition

Head coach Jay Vidovich came to Pitt in 2015 after an illustrious career at Wake Forest where he served as an assistant coach from 1986-93 and then as head coach from 1994-2014.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

While Pitt fans have primarily been fixated on football and volleyball teams this fall, the men’s and women’s soccer programs have also begun to make noise in the ACC.

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

Pitt swept all four diving events on Saturday at a quad meet against Duquesne, Villanova and Youngstown State at home.

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.

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