The No. 14 ranked Pitt volleyball team continued its fast start this weekend at the Seton Hall Challenge. The Panthers won three straight matches, defeating Oklahoma, VCU, and host Seton Hall to move to 6-0 on the season.
The box scores might not indicate much trouble as Pitt won a total of nine sets, dropping only one. But Oklahoma gave them a good test on Friday. The Sooners actually took the first set in pretty convincing fashion, 25-16. But the Panthers bounced back to take the next three, 25-19, 25-21, and 25-22.
Pitt had decidedly less trouble with Seton Hall and VCU (1-5), sweeping each team. They had a particularly easy time with VCU, winning 25-16, 25-20, and 25-11.
None of the teams the Panthers faced were ranked but Oklahoma has the look of a decent team. They were 3-0 coming into the match against Pitt and are 4-2 on the year. Surprisingly, they managed to get badly beaten by VCU, 3-1 and that is VCU’s only win of the year.
None of the matches were televised but next week, Pitt will host the televised (ACC Network Panther Invitational, facing off against Kennesaw State and Dayton on Friday before facing Washington on Saturday. That matchup against Washington, in particular, will be a big one as the Huskies are ranked No. 13 in the nation.
The football team will be playing Penn State on Saturday night so, unfortunately, it’s going to be overshadowed a little by that. But since the volleyball match is at 2:30 p.m., fans will have the chance to catch both.