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Unplayable field conditions postpone Pitt’s spring opener vs Akron

Unplayable field conditions postpone Pitt’s spring opener vs Akron

Pitt men’s soccer team were all set to renew the second half of its season on Sunday afternoon’s against Akron, but the match has now been postponed due to unplayable field conditions.

The match was originally rescheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m., after being pushed back a day due to inclement weather including snow and ice.

The game has no makeup date at this time.

The Panthers’ postponement is the second called off game this spring. Last weekend’s home exhibition against Georgetown was canceled due to COVID concerns within the Hoya program.

Pitt’s next scheduled match is Saturday, Feb. 27 at home against city rival Duquesne.

Start time is set for 7 p.m. on ACCNX. Fans are not allowed inside Ambrose Urbanic Field at this time. Further updates will be provided on the Pitt athletic site and social media platforms.

Earlier this week, we featured a pair of Pitt seniors Matt Bailey and Bryce Washington as they look forward to the spring season and potentially making a run deep into the NCAA tournament.

National Championship Aspirations: Pitt seniors excited to take care of ‘unfinished business’ this spring

 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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