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This Week in Panthers Athletics (Monday, Oct. 1, 2012)




Oct. 2, 2012

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS

Monday, October 1, 2012

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule)

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Men’s Soccer: at Notre Dame, 7 p.m., South Bend, Ind.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Women’s Soccer: at Syracuse, 7 p.m., Syracuse, N.Y.

Friday, Oct. 5

Volleyball: at Marquette, 7 p.m., Milwaukee, Wis.

Football: at Syracuse, 7 p.m., Syracuse, N.Y. (TV: ESPN; Radio: Pitt IMG Radio Network/93.7 The Fan)

Saturday, Oct. 6

Men’s Soccer: at Seton Hall, 7 p.m., South Orange, N.J.

Cross Country: Carnegie Mellon Invitational, TBA, Pittsburgh Pa./Schenley Park

Sunday, Oct. 7

Women’s Soccer: at St. John’s, 1 p.m., Jamaica, N.Y.

Volleyball: at Syracuse, 2 p.m., Syracuse, N.Y.

PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Cross Country: Rachel Brown. For the third consecutive race, Brown finished among the top-10 runners when she crossed the finish line in 22:17 (eighth place) at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh, Pa. this weekend. A freshman, Brown finished second at the Cappy Anderson Invite and ninth at Duquesne Duals earlier this year. (Read more).

OTHER TOP PITT WEEKLY PERFORMANCES

Volleyball: Margy Acton. A senior libero, Acton had 29 total digs in two matches last weekend, good for a 4.83 digs per set average. She continues to be one of the top liberos in the Big East as she ranks fourth this week with a 5.22 digs per set average. She is currently sixth all-time in career digs at Pittsburgh with 1,188. (Read more).

PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK

Cross Country: Pitt women’s cross country team. The Pitt women’s cross country team captured its second consecutive team competition at the Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University on Sept. 28. Pitt finished first out of 38 other teams. Six of Pitt’s seven runners finished among the field’s top-50 including Rachel Brown (8th), Hillary Boxheimer (23rd), Alexandra Cady (28th), Amber McAteer (31st), Kayla Keddal (34th) and Morgan Perry (49th). Brown, Boxheimer, Cady and McAteer are all freshmen. (Read more).

PITT PANTHER WEEKLY NOTES

*The Pitt women’s soccer team hits the road for two more matches this weekend: at Syracuse (Oct. 4) and at St. John’s (Oct. 7). Pitt enters its week with a 5-9-1 overall record.

* The Pitt volleyball team is back on the road this weekend at Marquette and at Syracuse. Including this coming weekend, 15 of Pitt’s first 20 matches have come on the road.

*The Pitt men’s soccer team enters its week with a 6-3-2 overall record.

OTHER UPCOMING ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELATED EVENTS

*Pitt Basketball Media Day: Thursday, Oct. 11, Noon, Petersen Events Center

*Pitt Varsity Letter Club Dinner, Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30-9 p.m., Petersen Events Center

*Pitt Basketball Outdoor Midnight Madness/Basketball on Bigelow: Friday, Oct. 12, 10 p.m., Cathedral of Learning

*Pitt Football vs. Louisville, Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m., Heinz Field (ESPNU)

*Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair, Sunday, Oct. 14, Noon, Petersen Events Center

*Men’s Basketball Blue-Gold Scrimmage, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Petersen Events Center (PPTV)

*Big East Men’s Basketball Media Day, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m., New York Athletic Club, New York, N.Y.

*Big East Women’s Basketball Media Day, Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., New York Athletic Club, New York, N.Y.

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210)

Entire Broadcast Schedule Link

Monday, Oct. 1

Paul Chryst Press Conference (live), 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Paul Chryst Press Conference (replay), 7-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Volleyball vs. Cincinnati (replay), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Robert Morris (replay), 12:30-2 p.m.

Paul Chryst Press Conference (replay), 2-2:30 p.m.

Pitt Live Wire, Episode 5, 2:30-3 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Cincinnati (replay), 3-4:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Robert Morris (replay), 4:30-6 p.m.

Paul Chryst Press Conference (replay), 6-6:30 p.m.

Pitt Live Wire, Episode 5, 6:30-7 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.