The Pilots have been sliding ever since their first game against Gonzaga in the Chiles Center on Jan.
Fans walked out of the Pilot House in disappointment on Thursday night. After three hours of thrilling soccer, they watched as the Pilots conceded to the New Mexico Lobos in their first playoff game in seven years. Neither team produced a goal in the regulation 90 minutes or the two overtime periods and the game moved to penalty kicks where the Lobos prevailed over the Pilots. The teams went back and forth with their penalty kicks until junior midfielder Brandon Zambrano took a do or die shot that deflected off the hand of the goalie, then off the post and out of danger.
The Pilots weren’t done bringing home the hardware after they claimed their first West Coast Conference championship since 2002 on Saturday night.
The Pilots will be without West Coast Conference player of the year Eddie Sanchez tonight as they face the New Mexico Lobos in their first playoff game since 2009. In the 83rd minute of the game against Saint Mary’s last weekend, Sanchez picked up his fifth yellow card of the year.
The soft-spoken man at the helm of Pilot basketball has been a legend since before most University of Portland students were born.
The men’s cross-country team took to the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, in hopes of earning a spot in the NCAA Championships on Nov.
With one game left on the schedule the Pilots are just one win away from claiming their first West Coast Conference title in 14 years.
Going into Sunday’s matchup against Pacific, all the Pilots needed was a win or draw and they would claim their first West Coast Conference title since 2002.
The Pilots got off to a slow start in the early minutes of their second and final exhibition match on Friday against Evergreen State.
Harry A. Merlo, for whom Merlo field is named, passed away on Monday, Oct.