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The court during Friday evening’s game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 3 Pitt volleyball sweeps UMBC, will play Penn State in second round rivalry game

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
No. 3 Pitt volleyball started slow but finished strong in an NCAA Tournament-opening sweep of UMBC. The Panthers’ win on Friday night set up a postseason rivalry match with Penn State on Saturday.
Pitt’s Chinaza Ndee (5) prepares to hit the ball at a game against the University of Virginia at Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 29.

Panthers volleyball narrowly edged by Cardinals in top-five battle

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
In one of the most highly anticipated NCAA volleyball matches of the season, No. 2 Louisville handed the No. 4 Panthers their second loss of the season — three sets to two — in a thrilling, five set bout.
Kayla Lund led a dominant run of Pitt volleyball during her time in Oakland. As she looks toward the end of her time as a Panther, Lund wants to make history and memories on the court.

Kayla Lund looks to finish historic Pitt volleyball career on top

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 21, 2021
Kayla Lund led a dominant run of Pitt volleyball during her time in Oakland and she’s looking forward to making history in her final year.
Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitts 3-0 win over No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball splits season finale series with No. 6 Louisville

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

No. 10 Pitt volleyball held its own in its final — and perhaps hardest-fought — series of the fall season. The Panthers swept No. 6 Louisville Friday night and brought Sunday’s game to the brink...

Pitt swept Boston College 3-0 on Saturday, the Panthers 36th consecutive win at the Fitzgerald Field House

Pitt volleyball sweeps Boston College, bouncing back from initial losses

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
In a year fraught with uncertainty, the No. 11 Pitt women’s volleyball team has returned to their refreshing consistency.
Pitt volleyballs seniors missed their last opportunity to make it to the NCAA volleyball championship last season with the team’s loss to Cincinnati.

Amid uncertainties, Pitt volleyball aims to build off historic season in 2020

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer July 7, 2020
The gut-wrenching image of Pitt volleyball’s seniors in tears after last season came to a shocking end still rings through to Pitt fans many months later. The team with an unblemished resumé that set new program highs the entire season had once again found itself eliminated in the NCAA Tournament’s first weekend of matches.
Pitt swept Boston College 3-0 on Saturday, the Panthers 36th consecutive win at the Fitzgerald Field House

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer December 6, 2019
Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.
The Panthers moved to 15-0 in the ACC after a 3-1 win over FSU on Friday

Volleyball defends unfamiliar homecourt vs. FSU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2019
Pitt volleyball has built a reputation as today’s most dominant Panthers team, and their undefeated conference record and No. 2 ranking backs that claim up. But only one thing has proven capable of slowing down the Panther
First-year Lexis Akeo (1) talks with teammate Chinaza Ndee.

Pitt, Penn State prepare for paramount volleyball series

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 celebrates after beating Oregon 3-1.

Pitt volleyball stays undefeated, downs Ducks 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.
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