The Florida Gators defeated the Florida State Seminoles in straight-sets during the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.
For the second consecutive season, the Pitt volleyball team (27-1, 15-1 ACC) clinched at least a share of the ACC Championship with a 3-1 win at Florida State (17-9, 13-3 ACC) Friday night at Tully Gym.
The top of the standings remains in tact with Pittsburgh on top at 11-1 and Louisville and Florida State right behind at 10-2, but Sunday saw surprise results with both the Panthers and Cardinals falling.
Pitt nailed down the top spot in the league at the midway point, edging past Louisville in four sets, while Syracuse, Florida State, Boston College and Miami also held home court.
Following this week of action, 8th-ranked Pittsburgh and RV Louisville are share the ACC lead with 8-0 records at the halfway point. The Panthers are perfect on the season at 20-0, while the Cardinals are 15-4.
9th-ranked Pittsburgh cruised to an ACC victory at Virginia Tech in straight sets to remain undefeated on the season, while RV Louisville outlasted NC State in 4. A total of 6 sweeps occurred in Friday action with Florida State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Miami and Boston College emerging victorious.
Rachael Kramer posted 9 kills and 7 blocks as the Florida middles were to key to defeating Florida State.
Florida State embraced its home opener at Tully Gym and got back on track with a standout offensive effort in a sweep of VCU to open the Florida A&M/FSU Volleyball Invitational. Meanwhile, Southern Miss swept Florida A&M across town.
New Mexico State has landed former Long Beach State opposite Ashley Anselmo for 2018.
Former LBSU & All-Big West middle blocker Ashley Murray becomes the third transfer headed to Florida State.