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Pittsburgh vs Louisville Women’s Volleyball Semifinal Live: How to watch online, Preview, Start Time & TV Channel

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No. 2 seed and No. 4 ranked Louisville (30-2) and No. 2 seeded Pittsburgh (31-3) will face each other on Thursday evening for the third time in the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball national semifinals at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Here is what you need to know about the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball between Louisville and Pittsburgh and how to watch live online.

Viewing Information

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Start Time: 9.30 p.m. ET

Venue: CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Streams: Watch Here

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Athletics Women’s Volleyball Semifinal Preview

Both teams progressed after dominating wins in Elite Eight and Sweet 16 rounds. Let’s take a look at both teams’ journeys to this stage.

No. 1 ranked Louisville to head to the National Semifinals after sweeping Baylor (25-23, 25-16, 25-17). They won a five-setter against No. 3 Oregon in a five-set thriller (25-23, 23-25, 13-25, 27-25, 15-6) in the Elite Eight and swept No. 4 Baylor in the Sweet 16 to earn their second straight NCAA National Semi-finals spot.

Pittsburgh Panthers (31-3) have progressed to the Final Four for the second consecutive year. They defeated defending National Champions,

No. 1 seeded Wisconsin by 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13) in the Elite Eight and No. 12 Florida by 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-22).

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Semifinal: Pittsburgh vs Louisville Team Analysis

Both teams have great players who helped their side reach this stage. Let’s take a look at high-performing rosters from both sides.

Louisville Athletics

The ACC Player of the Year, Claire Chaussee, has 415 kills hitting .303, 41 blocks, 17 aces, and 197 digs in the season. She was named to the All-Regional team. Anna DeBeer returned from an injury and was named the NCAA Louisville Regional MVP. She added 28 blocks, 152 kills, 24 aces, and 153 digs.

The ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Amaya Tillman, continues to be one of the best blockers in the nation and has led the team with 157 blocks. She added 236 kills, hitting .352, 18 aces, and 40 digs. Moreover, Raquel Lazaro, the ACC Setter of the Year, has recorded 1,075 assists and added 55 kills, 91 blocks, 22 aces, and 225 digs. Furthermore, Libero Elena Scott led her side with 433 digs and added 35 aces.

Pittsburgh Panthers

The panthers have a well-balanced offense, as they have four players with 200+ kills this season. Courtney Buzzerio was named NCAA Madison Regional MVP with 448 kills hitting .329. She added 82 blocks, 33 aces, and ten digs.

Valeria Vazquez Gomez recorded 351 kills, hitting .245, 38 blocks, 23 aces, and 279 digs. In blocks, Serena Gray led the team with 127. She added 238 kills, hitting .404, 24 aces, and 77 digs. Rachel Fairbanks led the team in double-doubles (15) and 48 blocks and had 136 kills, 851 assists, 39 aces, and 282 digs.

What TV Channel the game is on?

The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Semifinal game between Louisville and Pittsburgh will be televised live on ESPN in the United States. Fans with access to ESPN can watch Louisville vs Pittsburgh live on TV.

How to watch Louisville Athletics vs Pittsburgh Panthers live online?

Fans can watch the live streaming at WatchESPN and ESPN+, but they require a cable or provider account to authenticate. Fans with a cable can easily watch the Live Stream online on the WatchESPN app.

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the game live online on an OTT platform that offers ESPN streaming access. Most OTTs in the United States offer ESPN and other ESPN Network channels, but the fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, and YouTube TV are the most recommended OTTs in the United States.

Date, Start Time, and Venue

The Semifinal game is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2022, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Louisville (30-2) and Pittsburgh (31-3) will kick off at 9.30 p.m. ET which is 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal between the No. 3 San Diego vs No. 1 Texas.

Both teams last met on November 18, where Hosts Louisville overcame Pittsburgh and avenged their five-set defeat in the match on October 23.

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