Pitt volleyball team sweeps No. 4 Penn State, 3-0
Pitt’s volleyball team recorded a series of firsts Friday night in its 3-0 sweep of No. 4 Penn State, 25-17, 25-21 and 25-23.
With the sweep, the No. 6-ranked Panthers defeated Penn State for the first time since 1987, a span of 16 matches. Also, it was Pitt’s first victory at Penn State since 1980, and the sweep was the first against Penn State in a non-conference home match since 1986.
Pitt junior outside Kayla Lund led the offense with 14 kills, and Chinaza Ndee contributed 12 on .611 hitting, with one error. Redshirt senior Stephanie Williams was one kill from her fourth consecutive double-double, with nine kills and a team-high 10 digs.
The Panthers topped Penn State in kills (45-34), assists (43-33), service aces (4-2), digs (39-32) and blocks (8.5-6.5). Pitt held the Nittany Lions to .129 hitting for the night, while the Panthers hit .337.
Penn State, the highest-ranked team Pitt has defeated in program history. will get a rematch against Pitt at 1 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Events Center.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .