Nov. 5, 2012
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh volleyball team (14-13) plays its final non-conference match of the season this Tuesday night when the Panthers host Robert Morris (16-14) inside Fitzgerald Field House. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
RMU will be Pitt’s first non-conference opponent since September 18th. The Panthers are 9-5 against non-league opponents this season, and captured two preseason tournament titles during that stretch (Pitt Invitational, Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic).
After Tuesday’s match with the Colonials, Pitt will host Seton Hall on Friday evening, Nov. 9th, before ending the regular-season at Villanova on Sunday, Nov. 11th. The Panthers are still very much alive in the race for postseason play, but will need to win both of those matches to have a shot at the Big East Tournament hosted by Marquette in two weeks.
Despite suffering a five set loss to USF last time out, Alex Phillips set a career-high with 10 kills and a .533 hitting percentage, and also tied her career-high with five blocks. Jessica Wynn (19 kills) and Kate Yeazel (14 kills), tied their career-bests, while Alexa Campbell contributed 15 spikes.
Also in the match with the Bulls, Margy Acton moved into 10th place on Pitt’s single-season digs list. She now has 452 digs this season and 1,337 in her career (fifth all-time). Setter Lindsey Zitzke achieved a milestone of her own as she eclipsed the 2,000 assists plateau, becoming just the seventh player in Pitt history to do so.
Pitt is 19-1 all-time against RMU and is 9-0 at Fitzgerald Field House.
The Tuesday night match between Pitt and RMU will be broadcasted live on Pitt Panthers Television. Live stats for are also available by clicking here.