NCAA Womens Volleyball

Pitt Advances to Third Straight National Semifinal!

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PITTSBURGH โ€“ The No. 1 seed University of Pittsburgh volleyball team (29-4, 16-2 ACC) evened the score and defeated No. 7 Louisville (27-5, 15-3 ACC) in a reverse sweep Saturday evening at the Fitzgerald Field House. Pitt is the only school in the country to advance to the last three straight National Semifinals. ย 

Pitt started off the first set a bit sluggish as it was forced to take an early timeout, down 11-6. Valeria Vazquez Gomez recorded back-to-back kills a few points later, but the Panthers were unable to string together a substantial run, causing Pitt to take its final timeout, down 14-19. A 5-2 run behind two kills from Emma Monks and a Vazquez Gomez ace forced Louisville to take its first timeout of the match at 21-19. Olivia Babcock would register a kill the following point, but a trio of Cardinal kills was enough for Louisville to take the first set, 25-23.

The Panthers and Cardinals went back and forth in the first half of set two until the score was tied at 13-13. A 6-3 run from Louisville caused Pitt to take its first timeout, with Louisville holding a three-point lead at 19-16. Vazquez Gomez recorded a kill, but a Louisville kill and Pitt hitting error forced the Panthers to take its final timeout. Louisville libero Elena Scott recorded back-to-back aces down the stretch to help the Cardinals secure set two, 25-20.

Louisville held an early 9-7 lead in the third set, but Vazquez Gomez went on a 5-0…

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