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History is Pitt volleyball’s toughest remaining opponent

Zoi Faki (10) returns the ball. Pitt volleyball swept Duke on Sunday and earned its best ACC start ever.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

After sweeping Duke on Sunday to avenge last year’s loss and earn its best ACC start ever, it feels increasingly like Pitt is competing more with its own history than it is against conference opponents.

VT washes Pitt away in season finale, 1-0

First-year goalkeeper Caitlyn Lazzarini (25) dives on the ball during Thursday evening’s 1-0 loss to Virginia Tech.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

In a game played in awful weather conditions with heavy winds and rain, the Pitt women’s soccer team dropped its final game of the season, 1-0, against Virginia Tech at home.

Pitt wrestling continues climb back to prominence

Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi is currently ranked No. 4 133-pounder in the nation.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

That match was simply a low-stakes warm-up. The real season is just around the corner, and head coach Keith Gavin believes his team is in a much better position to succeed than it was one year ago.

Pitt volleyball takes No. 2 spot — and is still climbing

First-year setter Lexis Akeo (1) received her fifth ACC Freshman of the Week honor on Monday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In a season that has seen Pitt volleyball continuously surpass its previously established standards, the Panthers once again set a new program record for highest ranking.

Women’s soccer falls 3-2 on West’s record-breaking night

 First-year forward Amanda West (9) completed both of Pitt’s goals during Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to Wake Forest.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Wake Forest halted Pitt’s hot streak with a double overtime heartbreaker, but it wasn’t a total loss for the Panthers as Amanda West etched her name atop the program’s single-season points list.

Panther Spotlight: Twyman, West, Akeo lead group of autumn overachievers

Jaylen Twyman rushes to tackle. Twyman contributed seven sacks to Pitt’s total of 36, which is the highest in the nation this season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With the fall sports season approaching its final stretch, these three Pitt athletes have been crucial in helping their teams outperform expectations.

No. 4 Panthers sweep UVA in ACC opener

Senior Layne Buskirk (right) recorded three kills in the first set, contributing to a team hitting percentage of .520 against UVA.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Pitt volleyball’s quest for an ACC Championship three-peat got off to a dominant start with a 3-0 victory at Virginia to open conference play.

Nittany Lions nip Pitt’s perfect start

The Panthers moved to 15-0 in the ACC after a 3-1 win over FSU on Friday

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

In front of a record-breaking crowd, No. 6 Pitt volleyball fell to No. 4 Penn State at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday afternoon in a thrilling 3-2 loss.

Unrivaled: No. 6 Pitt stays perfect with sweep at No. 4 PSU

First-year setter Lexis Akeo (1) and junior Kayla Lund (23), pictured here against Duquesne on Sept. 7, led Pitt in assists and kills, respectively, against PSU.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Pitt volleyball made a huge statement Friday night, sweeping Penn State in Happy Valley to preserve its undefeated season.

Pitt, Penn State prepare for paramount volleyball series

First-year Lexis Akeo (1) talks with teammate Chinaza Ndee.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Petersen Events Center will play host to possibly the most anticipated home volleyball match in Pitt’s history on Sunday. The undefeated No. 6 Panthers will face off against rival and No. 4 team in the country, Penn State.

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