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Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitt's 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 volleyball's 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

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 Panthers. 
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.
Senior outside hitter Kayla Lund put away three crucial kills at the end of the first set.

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor September 11, 2019
With Pitt ranked No. 6 and fielding one of its most talented rosters since Dan Fisher took over in 2013, the team is gearing up for its ultimate goal — an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.
First-year setter Lexis Akeo (1) and junior Kayla Lund (23), pictured here against Duquesne on Sept. 7, led Pitt in assists and kills, respectively, against PSU.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball downs Duquesne, wins sixth straight

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer September 8, 2019
The Panthers (6-0) came into the Fitzgerald Field House Saturday night on fire before hosting the Dukes (2-6) in the final match of the Pittsburgh-hosted Champyinz Invitational. The first win was a 3-0 victory to Big 10 foe Ohio State at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night, followed by another 3-0 rout of Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.
Redshirt sophomore Deslin Alexandre (5) will play as a defensive lineman this season after junior Rashad Weaver went down with a season-ending knee injury during training camp.

Panther Spotlight: Kizza, Lund will build on stunning seasons

By Kyle Saxon, for The Pitt News September 3, 2019
Edward Kizza and Kayla Lund wasted no time dazzling in respective season openers and will look to one-up All-ACC performances in 2018, while Deslin Alexandre tries to replace an All-conference performer on his own squad.
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