The Pitt volleyball team continues to defy the odds as they take the program to uncharted territory. Despite being unseeded, the Panthers upset their second ranked program in the last four days.
Coming off a win over No. 14 seed Utah, Pitt (19-4, 14-4) battled the No. 3 seed Minnesota (16-3, 15-2) and pulled out a five-set victory (21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11). The Panthers now will compete in the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
— Pitt Volleyball (@Pitt_VB) April 18, 2021
Senior right side hitter Chinaza Ndee led Pitt with 19 kills, while sophomore Chiamaka Nwokolo recorded a career-high 13 kills to go along with three blocks. Also starring for Pitt today was senior outside hitter Kayla Lund and senior Kylee Levers, who both recorded double-doubles. Lund produced 17 kills and 10 digs, while Levers contributed 33 assists and 10 digs.
Dan Fisher’s team also got a solid performance from freshman Valeria Vazquez Gomez with 9 kills and 17 digs, while junior Sabrina Starks led Pitt with eight blocks.
Next up for Pitt will be a matchup against No. 6 seed Washington at Noon on Monday.
— NCAA Women's Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) April 18, 2021