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Tar Heel Volleyball Sweeps UNCW To Advance To NCAA Second RoundNo. 23 North Carolina opened play at the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Friday with a decisive victory over UNCW, defeating the nearby Seahawks, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21, to advance to Second Round. UNC improves to 21-9 on the year, while UNCW was bounced from its first-ever NCAA Tournament in the first round, closing its historic season at 24-8. (GoHeels.com)
No. 22 UNC Volleyball Drops Regular-Season Finale At DukeThe UNC volleyball team suffered a setback on Saturday, dropping their first match since Oct. 16 with a 3-1 loss at Duke in the final match of the 2015 regular season. The Tar Heels had a chance at a share of the program’s 13th ACC title, but came up short, ending their late-season winning streak at 12 straight. UNC claimed its sixth consecutive top-three finish in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Uses Efficient Offense To Sweep Demon DeaconsNorth Carolina volleyball kept its hot streak going on Wednesday, capturing its 12th straight victory with a sweep of Wake Forest on the final week of the 2015 regular season. The Tar Heels hit .371 with 12 blocks in the 3-0 victory to secure its sixth consecutive 20-win season, improving to 20-8 (17-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Sweeps VirginiaThe UNC volleyball team captured its 11th straight victory on Saturday, opening the season-ending road trip with a sweep of Virginia. After narrowly escaping with wins in the first two sets which featured 18 tie scores and seven lead changes, the Tar Heels ran away with the third to win the match, 3-0. With the win, UNC improves to 19-8 (16-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Beats NC State For 10th Straight WinUNC Volleyball extended its winning streak to 10 in a row on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over NC State. The win was their seventh consecutive against the crosstown rival, as UNC improves to 18-8 (15-2 ACC) while State falls to 15-14 (4-13 ACC). “Any time you’re playing a rival it’s important, but the fact that it was the last match at Carmichael made it emotional,” said coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Volleyball Team Reacts to New Locker RoomUNC Volleyball is excited to announce the completion of its new locker room. The space was revealed to the student-athletes on Thursday, November 12th.
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Hokies For Ninth Straight On Senior NightCarolina volleyball kept up its winning ways on Saturday night, capturing its ninth-straight victory with a 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-20) sweep of Virginia Tech. The win lifts UNC to 17-8 (14-2 ACC), while VT falls to 15-13 (6-10 ACC). “This is a time of year where we take every match very seriously and it’s really hard to win,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
No. 25 UNC Volleyball Sweeps Pitt Gor Eighth Straight VictoryNo. 25 North Carolina volleyball opened its final homestand in style, racing to a 3-0 victory over the University of Pittsburgh on Friday night. The win marked the Tar Heels’ eighth straight, as UNC improved to 16-8 on the season and remains just one game out of first place in the ACC with a 13-2 conference record. With the loss, the Panthers drop to 20-7 (10-5 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Comes From Behind To Beat Boston CollegeNorth Carolina found itself with its back against the wall, trailing two sets to none to the Boston College Eagles on Sunday, but the Tar Heels battled all the way back to win the match in five sets and capture their seventh straight victory, 3-2. With the win, Carolina improves to 15-9 (12-2 ACC), while Boston College slips to 11-15 (3-11 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Squeezes Orange in FourThe Orange did not make it easy, but Carolina held strong to march past Syracuse on Friday night, 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 26-24, 25-21). Syracuse led the Tar Heels in nearly every statistical category, but Carolina performed best down the stretch to capture its sixth straight victory and improve to 14-8 (11-2 ACC). With the loss, Syracuse falls to 17-7 (8-5 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
Former UNC volleyball player Jennifer Roberts elected mayor of CharlotteJennifer Roberts made history Tuesday, beating Republican Edwin Peacock to become the first Democratic woman elected mayor of Charlotte and the first person to lead both city and county governments. Roberts won with 52.19 percent of the vote to Peacock’s 47.67 percent in final but unofficial returns. (Charlotte Observer)
Abigail Curry Named ACC Volleyball Player of the WeekUNC setter Abigail Curry was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to two key ACC victories over the weekend. She is the second Tar Heel to take home the weekly honor this season, after Paige Neuenfeldt earned the award on Oct. 5. It is the second weekly award of Curry’s career, following an ACC Freshman of the Week nod back on Sept. 30, 2013. (GoHeels.com)
Taylor Leath continues her ascent for UNC volleyballBack in August, North Carolina volleyball coach Joe Sagula told Taylor Leath to be patient. October would come and she would be a huge part of the team. Now November is here and Leath is on fire. The redshirt first-year set a new career high with 15 kills in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Notre Dame, including the final kill to seal the second set. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Volleyball Fights Past Irish for 10th ACC VictoryIn an afternoon full of long rallies, Carolina volleyball battled past Notre Dame on Sunday, 3-1. The Tar Heels needed a season-high 93 digs to outlast the Fighting Irish, using patience and endurance to capture their 10th conference victory of the year. The win lifts Carolina to 13-8. “This was a hard match,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
Paige Neuenfeldt Named Senior CLASS Award FinalistNorth Carolina middle hitter Paige Neuenfeldt was selected as one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, given to one Division I senior student-athlete in the nation in each participating sport. Neuenfeldt is the third UNC student-athlete to be named a 2015 Senior CLASS Award finalist, joining Carolina soccer players Jonathan Campbell and Paige Nielsen. (GoHeels.com)