Panthers To Host Pitt-Greensburg Saturday For Regular Season Finale And Senior Day

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team will welcome Pitt-Greensburg to the KOA Arena for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match, the final of the regular season. 

For senior Erin Fagan, it will be her final regular-season match at the KOA Arena. She will be honored for her dedication and success as a Pitt-Bradford student-athlete prior to the start of the match.

The Panthers have strung together seven-straight wins, the longest active streak in the AMCC.

In their most recent win over Buffalo State on Tuesday, a Bengals win in set three snapped a 20-straight sets won streak for the Panthers.

Pitt-Bradford welcomes the Bobcats with a 6-2 record in AMCC matches, tied for first place with Penn State-Altoona heading into the final day of the season.

Much of Pitt-Bradford's success has been because of its play at the net. The Panthers have had three representatives on the AMCC's top five blocks per set list for much of the season. Fagan leads the conference with 0.87 blocks per set while Ally Easton is third with 0.70 and Katie Treat is fifth at 0.67.

As the libero, Laura Hildebrand is tied for third in the AMCC with 407 total digs and is fourth in the conference with 4.85 digs per set.

Offensively, Emily Cleveland continues to be one of the AMCC's top hitters with the fifth-most total kills (277) and kills per set (2.80). Fagan gets it done offensively as well, making the most of her chances as she hits at the third-best percentage in the AMCC at .270.

As the Panthers' setter, Payton Orzech is fourth in the conference with 6.95 assists per set.

Saturday's match will begin at 1 p.m. with Senior Day festivities coming prior to game time.

About Pitt-Greensburg:

  • The Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats come into the KOA Arena with a 4-20 overall record and a 2-6 mark in conference play.
  • The Bobcats took down the top team in the conference, Penn State-Altoona, on Oct. 17, 3-0, and most recently fell to Franciscan, 3-0, on Oct. 25.
  • Pitt-Greensburg is 1-5 overall in road matches.
  • Autum Karlheim is the team's top hitter with 185 kills and 2.67 per set. Amanda Ross has 29.0 total blocks to lead the team, and Erica Bosh is tied for third in the AMCC with Hildebrand with 407 total digs.