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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

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

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

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

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 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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