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Volleyball analysis: Error-prone Panthers struggle against top teams

Volleyball analysis: Error-prone Panthers struggle against top teams

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

After fighting their way back from a two-set deficit against No. 25 Iowa State, the Panthers held serve with a chance to win the volleyball match in the fifth set. In losing that point and eventually the match on Sept. 2., the team squandered a big win and fell to 1-3 on the season. Despite now holding...

Fall sports preview: Women’s volleyball

Fall sports preview: Women’s volleyball

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

July 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

Last season, the slow rebuild of Pitt women’s volleyball program came to a head when the team made its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. With many key players returning, it’s now time for this year’s team to step up and solidify their place among the ACC’s best. Heading into last season, a you...

Four Panthers make All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

Four Panthers make All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After capping a record-breaking career on the court, senior middle blocker Jenna Potts wrapped up her undergraduate career with a 4.00 GPA and a consistent place on the Dean’s List. Potts highlighted the Pitt volleyball team’s four selections to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Thursday. Joining he...

Pitt volleyball knocks off Dayton, 3-1, to advance in NCAA Tournament

Pitt volleyball knocks off Dayton, 3-1, to advance in NCAA Tournament

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s first appearance in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament since 2004 was a successful one, as the Panthers kept their season alive with a stirring comeback against the Dayton Flyers. Playing in a first-round matchup Friday night in State College, Pennsylvania, Pitt (25-8 overall) squared off agains...

Pitt volleyball places six on All-ACC teams

Pitt volleyball places six on All-ACC teams

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After discovering they were heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 on Sunday night, Pitt’s volleyball players had a new reason to celebrate Monday. The Panthers placed six players on the various All-ACC teams, second-most in the conference behind North Carolina with seven....

Bell, Markovic take both ACC volleyball weekly honors

Bell, Markovic take both ACC volleyball weekly honors

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The volleyball team not only swept two victories over the weekend at home but also weekly honors from the ACC. The ACC named junior Mariah Bell player of the week, and first-year Nika Markovic freshman of the week. Bell and Markovic were instrumental in Friday’s win against North Carolina State...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Mariah Bell and Mikal Outcalt

TPN Panthers of the Week: Mariah Bell and Mikal Outcalt

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Mariah Bell, volleyball, outside hitter The junior outside hitter contributed tremendously to the volleyball’s two-game split at the Fitzgerald Field House against Notre Dame and Louisville over the weekend. Although the Panthers lost to the Fighting Irish, Bell managed 12 kills for the team. Sh...

Pitt volleyball splits pair of conference matches over weekend

Pitt volleyball splits pair of conference matches over weekend

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team picked up a big conference win on the road Friday but narrowly missed adding an even bigger one to its resumé on Sunday. The Panthers (14-6 overall, 5-3 ACC) continued their road trip this weekend with a 1-1 performance against conference opponents in Florida. The Panthers defeated the ...

Volleyball sweeps 3-0 win against Virginia

Volleyball sweeps 3-0 win against Virginia

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After conquering Virginia Tech for its third-straight ACC win of the season, the Pitt women’s volleyball team was looking for a victory against the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Sunday afternoon was the first time the teams faced off since Pitt swept the university 3-0 last year. “I was c...

Panthers of the week

Panthers of the week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

NATHAN PETERMAN- Quarterback, football Although the Panthers lost on Thursday to the North Carolina Tar Heels, 26-19, quarterback Nathan Peterman had one of his best showings of the season. The junior University of Tennessee transfer completedwas 27 of 42 passes on the evening, throwing for a career-...

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