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Volleyball drops two of three to open season

Redshirt junior Stephanie Williams delivered the Panthers their only win of the weekend with a service ace on match point Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 27, 2017

After making it to their first NCAA Tournament since 2004 last fall, the Pitt women’s volleyball team began its 2017 season by traveling to Seattle to take part in the Husky Invitational. In their three games over the weekend, the Panthers (1-2) struggled to play error-free volleyball and squande...

Q&A: Akeo talks tournament, travel from Hawaii

Kamalani Akeo (3) sets teammate Jenna Potts in a match at Fitzgerald Field House last season. (TPN File Photo)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

When junior setter Kamalani Akeo arrived at Pitt in the fall of 2015, she didn’t quite know what to expect — either on or off the court. After all, she was traveling over 4,500 miles from her hometown of Kapolei, Hawaii, where she played on one of the best high school teams in the state. In her j...

Pitt volleyball team finalizes 2017 recruiting class

Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher unveiled the Panthers' 2017 recruiting class Thursday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher has had plenty of reasons to smile this year. On Thursday, he had a new one — and the Panthers don’t play again until Friday. Already on a roll from five straight wins, the squad received a boost for the future early Thursday afternoon when Fisher revealed t...

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