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Pittsburgh Panthers Volleyball Walked Over Washington State to Secure a Decisive Sweet-16 Win

Pittsburgh Panthers Volleyball Walked Over Washington State to Secure a Decisive Sweet-16 Win

The 2023 NCAA Volleyball Tournament’s Sweet-16 opener commenced on a great note. After the conduction of the first and second rounds of the tournament, the top 16 teams are competing to secure a place at the ultimate 8 NCAA women’s volleyball showdown.

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Recently, Washington State’s volleyball team locked horns with Pittsburgh’s team in a recent showdown. Pittsburgh’s team has made its way to the top 16 by defeating Coppin State 3-0 and Southern California 3-1. On the other hand, Washington State’s volleyball team defeated Grand Canyon by 3-0 and Dayton by 3-1.

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In the heart-pounding collegiate volleyball showdowns, the anticipation is at the peak for top 16 NCAA women’s volleyball matches. Today, the Washington State Cougars locked horns with the Pittsburgh Panthers. The recent tweet by Pitt Volleyball was captioned as, “Again. And Again. And Again. We’re Elite”

Both teams had equal chances of winning the showdown. However, the Pittsburgh Panthers performed exceptionally well in today’s riveting matchup. In the first set of the match, Pittsburgh emerged victorious with a remarkable 20-25 win. Even though Washington State performed exceptionally well in the first set, it lost hope in the following set.

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Consequently, Pittsburgh’s volleyball team again secured a win by 13-25 in the following set. However, spectators witnessed cut-throat competition in the deciding set. Finally, Pittsburgh’s volleyball team not only overcame the intense competition in the final set but also clinched a win by 3-0. The major reason for today’s win is Pittsburgh’s collaborative efforts to add points to the collection.

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Key players to watch Since the beginning of today’s showdown, the spotlight was set on the key players who held the potential to sway tides. For Pittsburgh’s volleyball team, Olivia Babcock displayed prowess on the volleyball turf by adding 22 individual points to the team’s total. In addition to this, she also featured a remarkable hitting percentage of .500.

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On the other side of the net, Washington State’s Iman Isanovic led the team while contributing nine individual points. Even though Iman was not as good as key players of Pittsburgh, her score elevated today’s showdown to new heights. Overall, Pittsburgh played quite well and made it to the top 8 teams at the NCAA Women’s Volleyball tournament. Washington State has been eliminated from the competition.

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