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Pitt men’s soccer team spring opener moved to Sunday

The matchup between Pitt and Akron was delayed due to weather concerns

The Pitt men’s soccer team was set to start its spring slate with a matchup against Akron on Saturday at Ambrose Urbanic Field, but due to the possibility of inclement weather, the game has been moved to Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

The game will be Pitt’s first since the team went 7-1 in 2020 and reached the ACC championship game as the No. 1 team in the nation. Unfortunately, Pitt fell in that matchup to Clemson, the No. 2 team in the nation, 2-1, and ended the fall campaign on a low note.

As for Akron, the team did not take part in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and finished with a 6-10-2 record in 2019. Despite the losing record, the Zips also won the MAC regular-season championship.

The United Soccer Coaches poll was last updated on Nov. 24, 2020, with Pitt at No. 2 in the nation and Akron unranked. A poll from Top Drawer Soccer released on Monday has Pitt at No. 3 in the country and Akron at No. 6.