PITTSBURGH - Monica Wignot tallied a team-best 11 kills and a career-high eight blocks to lead the University of Pittsburgh volleyball team (12-9, 3-4) past Georgetown (6-13, 0-6) on Friday evening by a score of 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20) inside Fitzgerald Field House.
Wignot led the Panthers in kills and reached doubles-digits for the third consecutive match with 11 against the Hoyas. She also helped Pitt set a season-high 13 blocks. Kate Yeazel pitched in with five blocks at the net.
Margy Acton, the fourth leading digger in the Big East, recorded a team-best 18 digs, while Alexa Campbell and Lindsey Zitzke also reached double-digits with 12 and 11, respectively. Zitzke registered her seventh double-double of the season by adding 30 assists.
After Georgetown won the first set 25-20, the Panthers repaid the favor with a 25-20 second set victory to even the match heading into the locker room. Campbell recorded four of her eight kills in the frame.
Freshman Amanda Orchard paced the offense in the third set as she notched all four of her kills in the frame. Pitt as a team connected on 14 of its 36 swings in set three and had three of their 13 blocks in the set.
Wignot, Jessica Wynn and Mechael Guess all had four kills in the fourth and final set, while Wignot had four blocks as the Panthers wrapped up their second-consecutive conference victory.
The Panthers are back in action on Sunday afternoon with a contest against Villanova. First serve is set for 2 p.m.