Pitt volleyball has put on a show in their Oakland homestand, winning four of their five matches so far. Each of the Panthers’ wins ended in just three sets, most recently taking down No. 5 Ohio State in dominating fashion. This stretch of stellar performances has the No. 10 Panthers at 9-2 and tied for third in the ACC heading into their first conference matches of the year.
The Panthers will close out their homestand with matches against North Carolina and North Carolina State, their first two ACC opponents of the year. North Carolina sits at 8-3 this year, with two of their three losses coming in away matches. North Carolina State is 6-5 so far, and have yet to win an away game this season.
Pitt volleyball was strong in ACC play last year, going 15-3, which was second only to Louisville’s undefeated ACC record. They only took losses to Louisville and Georgia Tech in conference play.
The Panthers have put on a strong display to start the 2022 season, but are struggling compared to last season, when they won fifteen games before their first loss. They are top four in the ACC in hitting percentage, assists, kills and blocks. The roster is deep, and every Panther who steps onto the court is making an impact on the team’s success.
Reigning ACC player of the week graduate right side hitter Courtney Buzzerio is the star of the Panthers offense. She leads the team in points, points per set, kills and kills per set. Her .364 hitting percentage is good for seventh in the…