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.
Miami snapped Florida State’s 6-match win streak with a thrilling victory in 5 sets at home on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes hit .197 and served up 7 aces, while holding the Seminoles to a .174 attack percentage and 4 aces.
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.
8th-ranked Pittsburgh, which remains perfect on the season with a 19-0 mark, and Louisville, which is receiving votes this week, are locked atop the ACC volleyball standings with 7-0 records. The Panthers swept past North Carolina, while the Cardinals topped Virginia Tech in straight sets Friday night.
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.
Auburn won its fourth straight match to end the non-conference season at 7-3, besting Florida State 3-1.
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.