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Despite tourney snub, Pitt pleased with 25-6 season

Despite tourney snub, Pitt pleased with 25-6 season

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

With one year of the ACC under their belt, the Panthers entered the fall with hopes not only of excelling in conference play but also of making the NCAA Tournament. The team’s goal was dashed Sunday evening when the NCAA failed to give Pitt a bid. Despite the snub, head coach Dan Fisher and the Panthe...

Panthers finish regular season with two weekend wins

Panthers finish regular season with two weekend wins

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two weeks ago, the Pitt volleyball team lost twice in a weekend for the first time all season. After that, the Panthers vowed to avenge their losses — and they did.Pitt (25-6, 13-5 ACC) finished its season on a four-match winning streak, including wins against Louisville and Notre Dame this past week....

Panthers win twice to keep NCAA tournament hopes alive

Panthers win twice to keep NCAA tournament hopes alive

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 23, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Entering this weekend having lost two straight, the Panthers knew they needed to win both weekend matches to salvage their chances of making the NCAA Tournament.“We definitely needed the momentum back,” senior libero Delaney Clesen said.On Friday, which was also Senior Night, Pitt (23-6, 11-5 AC...

Seniors take home court for last time on Friday night

Seniors take home court for last time on Friday night

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 20, 2014


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Friday night’s match means a lot to Kate Yeazel. It’ll be the last time the opposite — along with teammates Delaney Clesen, Jessica Wynn, Lindsey Zitzke and Mechael Guess — will wear a Pitt jersey at the Fitzgerald Field House.“It’s definitely crazy. It’s such a cliche, but your four ye...

Pitt loses two matches in disappointing weekend

Pitt loses two matches in disappointing weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s success earlier in the volleyball season disappeared this weekend when the team dropped both matches, a first this year. The Panthers fell to Miami 3-0 and Virginia Tech 3-1.MiamiEntering Friday’s match, the Panthers were aware of its opponent’s toughness. Regardless, Pitt was swept for the first time this season. Miami (18-7, 11-3 AC...

Panthers open weekend series with hopes of cracking top 25

Panthers open weekend series with hopes of cracking top 25

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panther volleyball team hopes to carry the momentum of beating a ranked opponent into this weekend, when it faces two tough teams at home.On Friday night, Pitt (21-4, 9-3 ACC) will host the Miami Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Field House. The team will then welcome Virginia Tech Sunday afterno...

Panthers beat ranked Duke in weekend sweep

Panthers beat ranked Duke in weekend sweep

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team knew it needed to win on the road if the team wanted to improve its NCAA Tournament resumé. The Panthers (21-4, 9-3 ACC) defeated No. 25 Duke (18-6, 10-3 ACC) 3-2 Friday night and followed that win with a sweep of Wake Forest.Pitt defeated Duke in a back-and-forth match — ...

Pitt travels for two weekend road matches

Pitt travels for two weekend road matches

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team travels this weekend, playing back-to-back matches for the first time since Sept. 19-20, and consecutive road matches for the first time since Oct. 17-19.Pitt travels to Cameron Indoor Stadium Friday to play the Duke Blue Devils and follows up that match Saturday evening against W...

Pitt splits weekend ACC matches

Pitt splits weekend ACC matches

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers had mixed results for the second weekend in a row, dropping Friday night’s match at Virginia Tech 3-1 and winning Sunday against Syracuse 3-0.“It was really good to refocus and get a win back at home and settle back into our groove, as we kind of lost it against Virginia Tech,” se...

Pitt hoping to fight through pain in two weekend matches

Pitt hoping to fight through pain in two weekend matches

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panther volleyball team is off to one of its best starts in team history but is starting to feel the effects of the challenging slate of ACC conference games.Although a significant percentage of the squad is facing injuries, Pitt (18-3, 6-2 ACC) will have a split weekend facing Virginia Tech in ...

What’s Greek for volleyball? Genitsaridi settles in on team after international move

What’s Greek for volleyball? Genitsaridi settles in on team after international move

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two years ago, Maria Genitsaridi left behind the only life that she knew to live and play volleyball in the United States. Leaving her parents and younger brother in Greece, Genitsaridi boarded a plane from Crete bound for Pittsburgh.Now Genitsaridi, a sophomore outside hitter, is helping the Pitt vol...

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two sets into the Spike and Slam Madness on Friday night, momentum was on Pitt’s side. But the Panthers slowly began to lose control of the match and walked away with a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to No. 4 Florida State.The Fitzgerald Field House shook with close to 2,000 fans in attendance for the hom...

Rolling Panthers face array of challenges this weekend

Rolling Panthers face array of challenges this weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After defeating two conference opponents last weekend, the surging Pitt volleyball team’s road doesn’t get any easier this weekend. The Panthers will first face No. 4 Florida State on Friday, then Louisville Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.“We have to approach this game with a lot of confidence,” ...

Panthers pick up two more ACC wins over weekend

Panthers pick up two more ACC wins over weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Playing in front of two of the ACC’s toughest crowds didn’t prevent the Pitt women’s volleyball team from picking up two more conference wins over the weekend, continuing an impressive season. With the NCAA Tournament in their sights, the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) beat both of their weekend oppone...

Pitt takes winning streak into ACC road trip

Pitt takes winning streak into ACC road trip

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

No matter how well a team performs, coaches and players agree that road conference games always present a significant challenge to the visitors.The Pitt volleyball team tests the challenge this weekend, as the team travels to Georgia Tech Friday evening and wraps up its weekend road trip with a Sunday a...

Panthers continue hot start with wins over weekend

Panthers continue hot start with wins over weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Lately, the Pitt women’s volleyball team has seemed unbeatable, dropping only one of its last 11 matches, including this weekend’s sweep of Notre Dame and Syracuse. Fans have noticed. Friday’s home game featured a large pinked-out crowd for breast cancer awareness, and it was marked by an appearan...

Pitt readies for weekend ACC battles with Notre Dame, Syracuse

Pitt readies for weekend ACC battles with Notre Dame, Syracuse

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers’ volleyball team wants to make a comeback this weekend from a thrilling, close loss to a top 25-ranked opponent, but it’ll take a lot of work. With ACC play in full swing, Pitt continues to face tough competitors.Notre Dame visits the Fitzgerald Field House at 7 p.m. Friday. Followin...

Pitt loses to ranked team for second loss of the season

Pitt loses to ranked team for second loss of the season

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

A strong non-conference showing was probably what contributed to the 600-plus spectators that packed the Fitzgerald Field House on Friday, but passing and blocking issues spoiled the Pitt volleyball team’s chances to upset the first ranked team it played this year.The Panthers lost their second game ...

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Anyone who said the Pitt volleyball team’s 12-1 start was a fluke, because they had not yet faced tougher ACC competition, now has less to talk about.The Panthers captured their first ACC win of the season on Sunday and, after five days off, they come back to play an even tougher opponent in a Nort...

Pitt defeats Boston College, wins first ACC game of year

Pitt defeats Boston College, wins first ACC game of year

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Fitzgerald Field House continues to be a haven for Pitt success, as the team extended its winning streak to eight Sunday afternoon against Boston College. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 25-22, 25-18 and 25-11.“They were a really solid team. We watched a lot of film on them, and we knew they w...

Volleyball: Panthers pass test before ACC slate

Volleyball: Panthers pass test before ACC slate

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

If Thursday night’s match was a test for the volleyball team’s upcoming ACC schedule, the team would be pretty happy with the grade it got.The Pitt volleyball team faced its toughest opponent Thursday and held off the surging Long Island University Brooklyn in four sets. The Panthers (12-1) won the ho...

Volleyball to be tested against conference opponent Boston College

Volleyball to be tested against conference opponent Boston College

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite a great start to the season, many still may not know what to make of the Pitt volleyball team because of some weak non-conference competition. After Sunday, people may have a better idea.The Panthers will play Boston College at home on Sunday in their first ACC matchup of the season. The team sa...

Pitt looks to face stiffest competition yet in LIU Brooklyn

Pitt looks to face stiffest competition yet in LIU Brooklyn

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After an 11-1 start to the season, nothing is going to get easier for the Pitt volleyball team.The Panthers face their toughest opponent of the season Thursday at 7 p.m. when the Long Island University Brooklyn Blackbirds come to the Fitzgerald Field House.Pitt will put its unbeaten record at home on the l...

Volleyball team reflects on weekend

Volleyball team reflects on weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt volleyball bounced back after its sole loss this season when the team competed in its own tournament, the Panther Classic, by sweeping Duquesne, Norfolk State and Niagara.The Panthers (8-1) won their first five matches — now eight of nine after this weekend. In each of its wins, Pitt has not give...

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a successful tournament out West, despite losing their last game to Colorado, the Panthers return home and aim to recapture their winning ways this weekend when they host the Panther Classic. This marks the first home match for Pitt, after competing in tournaments in Ohio and Colorado to open...

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