In a day to pay homage to four star players on senior day, the No. 3 Pitt volleyball team took care of business the best way possible.
The Panthers (22-2, 12-2 ACC) swept Boston College (14-14, 4-10) by 25-15, 25-19, and 25-23 set scores, honoring Kylee Levers, Leketor Member-Meneh, Chinaza Ndee, and Kayla Lund at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Pitt dominated the first set with an early 12-5 lead, catapulting out in front with the help of Lund and Serena Gray’s four kills apiece.
Boston College played well in the second set as the score fluctuated back-and-forth throughout the set, leading to a common trend the remainder of the match. The Panthers pulled away late and opened up a little cushion to win it by six.
Set number three was the most highly contested, with seven ties and four lead changes plaguing both teams from a consistent attack. Regardless, Blue and Gold proved themselves once again in the final moments, as the third-best team in the country squeaked out a two-point set victory.
Fifth-year members Lund and Ndee have accomplished a laundry list of accomplishments with the program, including last season’s Elite Eight performance in one of the best years in program history, also dealing with the difficulties of the pandemic.
Ndee led the Panthers with 13 kills, Member-Meneh, Lund, and Gray recorded eight each. Levers totaled a team-high 24 assists.
Pitt returns to the court in Washington D.C. for a non-conference matchup with American on Tuesday, November 9.
— Pitt Volleyball 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@Pitt_VB) November 7, 2021