The Pitt men’s soccer team continued its unreal streak on Friday night. This time, it was No. 7 Notre Dame being upset by the upstart Panthers, falling 1-0.
In case you’ve lost count at this point, this is the third Top 25 team the Panthers have defeated in their past five games. Previously, they defeated No. 21 Syracuse and No. 14 Columbia. After falling to a ranked Duke team, they beat Penn State earlier this week.
What head coach Jay Vidovich has accomplished at the program is nothing short of miraculous. Pitt is not only remaining competitive with some of the best teams in the country but flat out beating them.
The team continues winning with defense. They shut out yet another opponent and managed the win on a goal by Alexander Dexter in the 51st minute. Pitt won despite being outshot by Notre Dame, 17-9. Of the 17 shots taken by the Irish, though, only one was considered a shot on goal.
Pitt is now 8-6 and poised for one of its best seasons ever. The eight wins are the most since 2002 and even that season, they finished with only eight and were still under .500.
The Panthers’ ridiculous schedule doesn’t let up from here. Next up for Pitt is a match against No. 10 Virginia next Friday.