BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team defeated Houghton in four sets Tuesday to pick up its fourth-straight victory of the season.
"That's a good win against a team that always plays us really tough," Head Coach Tom Roof said. "We didn't play our best, but we grinded it out. I thought Elizabeth Johnson had her best game of the season yet, which is nice to see after all the work she's put in. We didn't have a great night hitting, and we need to cut down on our hitting errors. But, I thought we had a good presence at the net and that was a big difference in the game tonight."
With the win, the Panthers pull to an even 5-5 on the season.
Payton Orzech assisted 44 of the team's 55 kills.
The two teams put together a back-and-forth first set, with the Panthers eventually pulling away at the end to win it, 25-20.
Set two belonged to the Highlanders, who built an early lead and never looked back. Pitt-Bradford rallied, though, with Orzech and Anderson serving.
But Houghton eventually captured the set, 25-18, and leveled the match.
The Panthers bounced back in the third set and held off Houghton, 25-23.
Pitt-Bradford then went onto earn the victory with a dominant 25-15 win in set four to capture its fourth-straight win.
Up next, the Panthers will travel to Wooster for the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic to compete in four matches Friday and Saturday.