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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.

Pitt volleyball stays undefeated, downs Ducks 3-1

Pitt celebrates after beating Oregon 3-1.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Despite dropping its first set of the season, Pitt volleyball emerged with its 27th straight home win over No. 10 Oregon Wednesday night.

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

Kayla Lund (23) serves the ball

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

With Pitt ranked No. 6 and fielding one of its most talented rosters since Dan Fisher took over in 2013, the team is gearing up for its ultimate goal — an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

Amanda West is just getting started

First-year forward Amanda West is the first Pitt women’s soccer rookie to earn ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Amanda West has looked right at home since the moment she stepped on the field for Pitt women’s soccer, leading the team like a veteran and re-writing the team record books along the way.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball downs Duquesne, wins sixth straight

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 8, 2019

The Panthers (6-0) came into the Fitzgerald Field House Saturday night on fire before hosting the Dukes (2-6) in the final match of the Pittsburgh-hosted Champyinz Invitational. The first win was a 3-0 victory to Big 10 foe Ohio State at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night, followed by another 3-0 rout of Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Crissy Shannon is Pitt's first female drum major.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Pitt senior Crissy Shannon earned the role of drum major last spring, becoming the first woman to do so in the band’s 108-year history.

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