Pitt Volleyball Sweeps Texas A&M For Second Straight Victory
No. 6 Pitt swept Texas A&M in three sets Sunday afternoon to win their second straight and final game of the Texas A&M Invitational
The Panthers (2-1) bounced back from a loss Friday to the No. 25 San Diego Toreros in five sets, by sweeping the Hawaii Rainbow Wāhine on Saturday. It is also their fourth win in six games all-time against the Aggies (1-2) and this was their first matchup since 2003. It was also the first game between the teams on a non-neutral court, as the Panthers defeated the Aggies at Reed Arena Sunday, their home court in Bryan-Reed, Texas.
Pitt led by five points early on in the first set, but Texas A&M managed to make it a one-point game at 18-17. Pitt then went on a 7-2 run to take the first set, 25-19.
It was a similar script in the second set, as both teams tied the game at 15. The Panthers then outscored the Aggies 10-2 to win the second set, 25-17.
Pitt took an early 13-9 lead, but let Texas A&M take the lead late at 18-16. Once again, Pitt managed to score five straight points and finished it off with 9-3 run, to win the set 25-21, and the match as well.
Sophomore setter Rachel Fairbanks starred for the Panthers against the Aggies. She led her team with 13 kills and 23 attacks, tied for first with 11 digs and finished second with 15 assists. She also had a .565 kill percentage and a .348 hit percentage as well.
Graduate outside hitter and recent Texas A&M transfer Cam Ennis also played her part in Pitt’s victory over her former team. She led Pitt with 17 assists and added four digs as well.
Pitt travel next to Provo, Utah for Labor Day weekend to partake in the BYU Invitational No. 2. They take on Cincinnati and Utah State on Fri. Sept. 2 and then finish the weekend off with a matchup against No. 10 BYU. on Saturday Sept. 3.