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Michigan State Beats the Panthers 10-9 - Apr 6, 2013
The Panthers fell to Michigan State Unversity this past weekend with a final score of 9-10, MSU. #21 Joe Grmusa, a senior attackman, came onto the field with a strong presence during the first quarter, getting a hat trick within the first 9 minutes of the game. #2 Bryan Peck also contributed to the team substantially with an impressive fourth quarter shooting spree.
The first 5 Pittsburgh goals were scored early in the first quarter, kicking the game off with a strong start. Although MSU was able to take the lead during the second and third quarters, the Panthers did not stop fighting. With an impressive fourth quarter comeback, Pitt managed to put in 4 more goals, ending the game with a one-point deficit, final score 9-10.
Follow @PittPanthersLAX for live game updates during the recently added game versus Carnegie Mellon University this Wednesday evening.
Pitt Dominates Central Michigan with a 14-3 Victory - Apr 5, 2013
The Pittsburgh Panthers travelled to Michigan this weekend to take on Central Michigan on their home turf. From the very first whistle, the Panthers set the pace of the game, finding opportunities and capitalizing on them. The team utilized the entire bench throughout the game, with 10 players stepping up to contribute to the Panthers' 14 goals. Defenders Paul Razgaitis and Max Carlson also stepped up with 5 ground balls each, keeping Central Michigan to a miniscule 3 goals.
The University of Pittsburgh ended the game with a crushing victory, the final score being 14-3. This week the Panthers take on Carnegie Mellon University under the lights. Follow @PittPanthersLAX on twitter for team and game updates.
Pittsburgh Panthers Take Down Ohio University 18-11 - Mar 30, 2013
Pittsburgh ended the game with an 18-11 victory over the Bobcats. Next weekend, the team travels to Michigan to take on Central Michigan and Michigan State. Follow @PittPanthersLAX on twitter for live game tweets and other team updates.
Panthers Fall to Northeastern 8-9 in Triple OT - Mar 29, 2013
The Pitt Men’s Lacrosse team fought a hard battle versus Northeastern, going into three, sudden death overtimes until Northeastern was able to connect with the goal, beating the Panthers 9-8.
During this physical game, defender Max Carlson (#28) stepped up to fight off the opponent, ending the game with 5 groundballs. Midfielder Colin Peck (#49) also contributed to the Panthers both offensively and defensively, with 7 groundballs and several key plays throughout the game.
Offensively, seniors Tyler Novotny (#14) and Joe Grmusa (#21), along with sophomore midfielder Matt Wolfe (#9), worked together to collectively contribute to all of Pitt’s eight goals. Unfortunately, Northeastern was able to win the battle during the third overtime, ending the game with the score 8-9, Northeastern.
The Panthers travel to Michigan this weekend to take on Central Michigan and Michigan State. Follow @PittPanthersLAX on twitter for live game updates throughout the weekend, and check back early next week for more game recaps.
Panthers Defeat Richmond 17-15 - Mar 23, 2013
The Panthers came out strong against Richmond this weekend, with a goal by #14 Tyler Novotny within 15 seconds of the first quarter, assisted by #2 Bryan Peck. Although Richmond scored four goals in the first quarter, goalie #22 Drew Miller had 5 saves to keep the Panthers in the game. Senior attack #21 Joe Grmusa also put one in the back of the net, assisted by #18 Cheech Gianfrante to end the first quarter with a score of 2-4, Richmond.
During the second quarter, Novotny scored his second goal, assisted by #49 Colin Peck. Richmond responded with another goal, but the Panthers fought their way through the Spider’s defense with a goal by #0 Alex Powell, assisted by #2 B. Peck. Richmond scored one more goal and Novotny put one in the net as the seconds ticked down to close the half. The Pittsburgh Panthers went into halftime with a one-point deficit, with the score at 5-6, Richmond.
Pittsburgh was on fire during the second half, with an early goal by Junior attack-man Powell, assisted by C. Peck. The Panthers kept Richmond to three goals during the third quarter and were able to take the lead with goals by both Bryan Peck and Matt Wolfe, and two goals by Tyler Novotny. The Panthers lead the Spiders 10-9 going into the final quarter of the game.
Novotny continued his scoring streak during the fourth quarter, scoring a beautiful goal off the rebound to start the Panther’s scoring run. #21 Joe Grmusa scored two back-to-back goals, one assisted by freshman #10 Matt Wolfe. The defense kept Richmond scoreless early on, with aggressive play by Junior #28 Max Carlson and impressive saves by goalie Drew Miller. Pittsburgh continued to score with two more goals, one by Novotny with the pass from #1 Argyros, and the second by Powell with the pass from Bryan Peck. Richmond then scored their first goal of the final quarter, bringing the score to 15-10, Panthers in the lead. Joe Grmusa and Tyler Novotny were able to put two more goals on the board for the Panthers, and Richmond went on a late-game scoring streak to add five more goals to their score. The Pittsburgh Panthers came out victorious, with a final score of 17-15.
Pitt Takes on Georgia Tech - Mar 3, 2013
The Panthers had a tough loss today against Georgia Tech with a final score of 4-5. The first quarter was scoreless for both teams, but goalie #22 Drew Miller was unbeatable with five saves. Georgia Tech scored three goals during the second quarter and Pitt responded with a goal by #2 Bryan Peck, assisted by #0 Alex Powell. During the third quarter, Georgia Tech scored another goal and #10 Chris Wetzel put one in the net to bring the score to 2-4, Georgia Tech. The Panthers tied up the game during the fourth quarter with goals by #2 Bryan Peck and #14 Tyler Novotny. Georgia Tech managed to make one more goal, ending the game with 4-5 Pitt loss.
Regardless of today’s loss, the Panthers still came out with 2 wins this weekend against Clemson and Auburn, bringing their record to 5-1. Hail to Pitt!
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