BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team picked up its second-straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory at D'Youville Tuesday.
The Panthers improved to 12-8 overall and 3-1 in AMCC action with the three-set win over D'Youville (1-17, 1-2 AMCC).
"D'Youville played a heck of a game tonight," Head Coach Tom Roof said. "They dug a lot of balls and played great defensively. But we came through and made key plays when we needed to in the first and third sets. We didn't have a great presence at the net, but our defense -- especially Laura -- kept us in the game tonight. We have some stuff we still need to improve, but we got a nice road win against a team that played us really tough."
Payton Orzech assisted 33 of the team's 38 total kills.
Orzech was also credited with 15 digs for a double-double.
14 different Panthers saw action on the court and contributed to the team's fifth win in six matches.
Pitt-Bradford overcame a tough, competitive first set, 25-23.
With the score tied 22-22, the Panthers scored three of the next four points to take the opening set, capped by a kill from Segura.
Despite 11 hitting errors in the second set, the Panthers dominated the scoreboard.
Up 21-13, D'Youville battled back with four-straight points but the Panthers held the Spartans off and picked up the 25-18 victory.
The two teams put together a thrilling third set, as they'd need more than the regulated 25-point finish line to decide the winner.
Down to set point, Sydney Shepherd knocked one home to extend the game and push the score to 24-21 in favor of D'Youville.
Four-straight attack errors by the Spartans put the Panthers ahead 25-24.
A Spartans kill tied it, but Shepherd gave the Panthers a 26-25 lead with another kill of her own.
Later tied 26-26, a pair of Spartan attack errors sealed the set with for the Panthers and gave them the three-set match victory.
Up next, Pitt-Bradford will put AMCC action on hold and host Thiel and SUNY Canton for a tri-match Saturday. Prior to the day's opening match at 11 a.m., Pitt-Bradford will honor seniors Payton Orzech and Katie Sedon.