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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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