Sept. 30, 2013
THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, September 30, 2013
UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule)
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Men's Soccer: Xavier, 7 p.m., Ambrose Urbanic Field at Petersen Sports Complex
Friday, Oct. 4
Cross Country: at Notre Dame Invitational, 2 p.m., South Bend, Ind.
Men's Soccer: at Virginia, 7 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
Volleyball: Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., Fitzgerald Field House (TV: ESPN3/Pitt Panthers Television) (Country Night)
Saturday, Oct. 5
Volleyball: Virginia, 7 p.m., Fitzgerald Field House (Dig Pink Match)
Sunday, Oct. 6
Women's Soccer: Syracuse, 1 p.m., Ambrose Urbanic Field at Petersen Sports Complex (Breast Cancer Awareness Game)
Basketball: Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Basketball Fan Fest/Blue-Gold Scrimmage, 1 p.m., Petersen Events Center (Read More).
PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Volleyball: Kate Yeazel. Yeazel helped Pitt open its ACC schedule with a pair of victories against Clemson and Georgia Tech. Against the Tigers, she connected on eight of her 21 attempts, and then followed that up with 14 kills on 22 attempts (.545 hitting percentage) against the Yellow Jackets. Yeazel leads the team with 182 kills and has already surpassed her kills total from last year. The Panthers are 10-5 this season overall. (Read More).
OTHER TOP WEEKLY PERFORMERS:
Football: Tyler Boyd. Boyd had seven catches for 111 yards in a 14-3 victory against Virginia. It was his third straight 100-yard receiving game and he became just the second true freshman to accomplish that feat along with Antonio Bryant, who did so in 1999. Boyd leads the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (175.2), ranks third in receiving yards per game (106.2) and fifth in receptions per game (5.8). (Read More).
Tennis: Audrey Ann Blakely. The Pitt freshman reached the finals in both singles and doubles at the Hokie Fall Invitational hosted by Virginia Tech last weekend. Blakely and her teammate Kimmy Borza went 3-1 in doubles and lost in the final of the Flight A bracket, while she also tallied three singles wins en route to making the finals of the Flight B bracket. (Read More).
Volleyball: Jessica Wynn. Wynn had nine kills against Clemson and 13 against Georgia Tech to help the Panthers sweep their opening weekend of ACC play. She has 181 total kills this season and is second on the team with 129 digs. (Read More).
Football: Aaron Donald. Donald had two sacks against Virginia to bring his season total to six. Donald continues to lead the ACC in sacks per game (1.50) and tackles for loss per game (2.25). (Read More).
PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK:
Football. After the Pitt defense stopped Virginia on fourth-and-two from the Pitt three yard line with 3:30 remaining in the game, the Panthers were faced with a third-and-eight from their own six yard line. Freshman Rachid Ibrahim took the handoff and had the longest run of his career as he went for 16 yards to give Pitt the first down and essentially ice the game for a 14-3 Panthers victory. (Read More).
PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210):
Thursday, Oct. 3
Women's Soccer vs. North Carolina (replay), 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech (replay), 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (replay), 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Wake Forest (replay), 2-4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech (replay), 4-5:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (replay), 5:30-7 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.
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