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First-year guard Aaryn Battle (1) dribbles the ball during Thursday evening’s game against Wake Forest in the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt women’s basketball falls back into their old habits, fall to Wake Forest 65-50
By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer • 9:10 am

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First-year guard Aaryn Battle (1) dribbles the ball during Thursday evening’s game against Wake Forest in the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt women’s basketball falls back into their old habits, fall to Wake Forest 65-50
By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer • 9:10 am

Pitt volleyball sweeps Syracuse, claims share of ACC championship

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Ethan Shulman | Visual Editor
First-year Olivia Babcock (5) serves during a match against Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House on Oct. 6.

Pitt volleyball (25-4, 16-2 ACC) swept Syracuse (2-26, 0-18 ACC) on the road to claim a share of the 2023 ACC championship with Florida State. This marks their second consecutive ACC championship, and their fifth in the last seven years.

The Panthers dominated the Orange throughout, out-killing them 42-7. At the service line, the Panthers recorded seven aces to the Orange’s zero. 

First-year outside hitter Torrey Stafford and first-year right-side hitter Olivia Babcock led the Panthers in kills with nine each. Babcock added five aces.

The Panthers won set one 25-8, set two 25-12 and set three 25-13.

The Panthers head into the postseason as No. 3 in the country, and rolling off of another dominant season.Pitt volleyball finished their dominant regular season by defeating Syracuse on the road. The win earned the Panthers a share of the 2023 ACC championship — their second consecutive and their fifth in seven years.

About the Contributor
Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor
Jermaine Sykes is the Assistant Sports Editor for The Pitt News. He is a part of the College of Business and Administration class of 2024 and is double majoring in Marketing and Human Resources Management. He is also pursuing a Sports Management certificate and an Economics minor. He has written over 75 articles as a member of the sports staff.