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Pitt volleyball restarts ACC season after fall break with 3-1 win over Virginia

After a fall break, the Pitt volleyball team is back on the court.

The Panthers actually made their return last month with a non-conference game (a 3-0 victory) again Villanova. But now the team is back into ACC play.

Pitt faced Virginia on Saturday, grabbing a much-needed 3-1 win. The victory came after a pretty shaky (at least for them) fall that saw the team post a 4-4 record against ACC squads. That has been a far cry from what they’ve done in recent years, as the team won the last three ACC championships. Pitt did not even lose four ACC games in the last three years combined, in fact.

Saturday’s win was a hard-earned one. The first three sets were all decided by five points or less with Pitt taking Set 1, 25-20, before losing Set 2, 25-22, and winning Set 3, 25-23. Set 4 also went to the Panthers by a more comfortable 25-17 margin.

Kayla Lund and Chinaza Ndee, Pitt’s two stars, led the way with 15 and 14 kills, respectively. Also of note is that Pitt continued to play both of its setters, with Kylee Levers (21 assists) and Lexis Akeo (18 assists) both getting time. Emerging sophomore Ashley Browske led the team in digs with 16.

Next up is Georgia Tech on Monday at 5:00 p.m.

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