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Weekend Recap: Soccer and cross country complete pivotal weekend

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.
November 1, 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 concludes home slate with Senior Day win

Pitt women’s soccer celebrated its last home game of the season with a 2-0 bounce-back win against the Miami Hurricanes.
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.

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

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.
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.

Pitt soccer’s reinvention is ready for the spotlight

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.
October 4, 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.

Soccer outshines preseason favorites volleyball early

Both men’s and women’s soccer remain undefeated this season.
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.

Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.
September 20, 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.

First-year Panthers to get to know

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