Thursday, 9 February 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Pitt Volleyball’s Season Ends in Final Four

Pitt Volleyball’s Season Ends in Final Four

OMAHA, Neb. – No. 2 seeded Pitt (31-4, 17-1 ACC) fell just short in a five-set battle against No. 1 seed Louisville on Thursday night inside the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb. The Panthers end the historic 2022 season with 31 victories and the program’s second consecutive Final Four appearance.
“What a game,” Head Coach Dan Fisher said. “What a season these young women had. We weren’t quite up to our standards offensively and our passing was streaky, but so was theirs. I was so proud of our heart in the fourth set, we just hung in there and found a way to win. It didn’t go our way today but I’m incredibly proud of this group, especially the seniors.”

  • Pitt is now 11-3 in its last three NCAA Tournament appearances, the third most wins in Division I over that span (Texas and Wisconsin with 12).
  • The Panthers finish the season with three wins over Top 5 ranked opponents, five vs. Top 10, seven vs. Top 15 and eight vs. Top 20, all program records.
  • The Panthers 31 victories this season is the most in a single season since 1990.
  • Pitt ends the season with 1,764 kills, the third most in the modern scoring era.


  • Courtney Buzzerio made 13 kills tonight. She now owns the Pitt program record for the most kills in an NCAA Tournament, with 82.
  • She has now made 461 kills this year, a new career best.
  • Her 461 kills is the second most by any Panther in the modern scoring era, behind only Stephanie Williams (467 in 2016).
  • Buzzerio and Williams are the only two Panthers in program history to achieve 450+ kills in the modern scoring era.
  • Her 3.66 kills/set ranks 7th all-time for a single season since 2008.
  • She was named 1st Team All-American, her first career AVCA All-America recognition.
  • Serena Gray ends her season with a .396 hitting percentage, the 7th highest in the modern scoring era.
  • She ends her Pitt career with 515 kills on .407 hitting in two seasons as a Panther.
  • Gray set career-bests for digs (79) and solo blocks (20) this season.
  • She was named 1st Team All-American for the first time in her career after earning Honorable Mention status in three of her previous four seasons.
  • Rachel Fairbanks is the first Panther in program history to make…

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