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Graduate student Kayla Lund (23) prepares to bump the ball back over the net at Pitt’s volleyball game against Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday.

No. 2 Pitt volleyball falls to No. 18 Georgia Tech for first defeat of the season

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer October 11, 2021
No. 2 Pitt volleyball suffered its first defeat of the season Sunday to No. 18 Georgia Tech at Fitzgerald Field House. Pitt is the highest ranked opponent the Yellow Jackets have ever beaten.
The Panthers swept both games they played this weekend in North Carolina, knocking off the UNC Tar Heels in Chapel Hill and the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh to continue their undefeated start to the season.

Pitt volleyball begins ACC with wins against UNC and NC State

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
No. 4 Pitt volleyball continued their dominant start to the 2021 season by beating North Carolina and North Carolina State this weekend. The Panthers struggled at times, but still returned home with a pair of 3-1 wins under their belts.
No. 4 Pitt volleyball traveled to Johnson Arena in Morehead, Ky. for its final tune-up games at the Comfort Inn-vitational in preparation of their ACC opener against UNC on Friday. The undefeated Panthers dominated the event, sweeping Marshall and Morehead State and improving their spotless record to 10-0 on the season.

Panthers continue undefeated streak at Comfort Inn-vitational

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 19, 2021
No. 4 Pitt volleyball made the trip southwest to Johnson Arena in Morehead, Ky. for its final tune-up games at the Comfort Inn-vitational. The Panthers went 2-0 and didn’t drop a set against Marshall and Morehead State.
Pitt senior right side hitter Chinaza Ndee reflected on the path that led her to this moment in front of reporters at a Zoom press conference last week. The team captain had just posted a 17-kill performance, boosting her team to a straight-set win over No. 14 Utah to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

Panther star Chinaza Ndee embraces leadership role on and off the court

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 23, 2021
Pitt senior Chinaza Ndee has taken her leadership role on the volleyball team in stride, navigating the team to success both on and off the court this year.
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