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UNC Volleyball Breaks Into Top 10 Of AVCA PollFollowing a victory over No. 2 Wisconsin on Friday night, Carolina volleyball (6-1) moved into the top 10 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll, coming in at No. 8. It marks the 11th time that UNC has appeared in the top 10 of the AVCA Coaches Poll and fourth straight season with at least one week in the top 10. (GoHeels.com)
Taylor Leath Earns ACC Volleyball Player of the Week HonorsUNC sophomore Taylor Leath led Carolina to its first-ever victory over a top-two team on Friday, putting on a dazzling display against No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 5 Minnesota at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. After her impressive performance, FloVolleyball has selected Leath as its NCAA Player of the Week while the ACC tabbed Leath with ACC Player of the Week honors. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Suffers First Defeat To No. 5 Minnesota, 3-1No. 11 North Carolina’s undefeated streak ended at six on Saturday, as No. 5 Minnesota took down UNC in four sets to win the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Minnesota’s fast offense was too much for Carolina to handle in the first two sets, but the Tar Heels came back. UNC led for the majority of the fourth set, but the Golden Gophers pulled away late. (GoHeels.com)
No. 11 Tar Heel Volleyball Takes Down No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-2No. 11 North Carolina volleyball improved to 6-0 on Friday night after handing No. 2 Wisconsin (5-1) its first loss of the season in five sets. Carolina outlasted the Badgers’ relentless defense to knock off a top-two team for the first time in program history. Just six matches into 2016, Carolina has already taken down two top-10 teams out of the Big Ten. (GoHeels.com)
Video: No. 11 UNC Volleyball Drops No. 2 Wisconsin in Five SetsTaylor Leath led North Carolina with 23 kills - including 11 in the fourth set - as the Tar Heels defeated #2 Wisconsin in five thrilling sets on September 9, 2016.
Give up or give everything: Taylor Treacy transforms into leader for UNC volleyballTaylor Treacy was having lunch with her mentor when she told him she was thinking of giving up. Following her second season on the North Carolina volleyball team, Treacy was catching up with Tim Whipple, the boy’s basketball coach at Treacy’s high school, who has known her since she was in eighth grade. “Coach, I’m thinking about quitting,” Treacy said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Q&A: Joe Sagula's expectations for UNC volleyball remain highIn his 26th season as the North Carolina volleyball coach, Joe Sagula leads one of the nation’s most talented recruiting classes. The No. 12 Tar Heels boast an undefeated start to the season, knocking off No. 13 Penn State on the Nittany Lions’ home court. (Daily Tar Heel)
Tar Heels Sweep ACC Volleyball Honors For Second Straight WeekUNC freshmen Sydnye Fields and Julia Scoles swept this week’s ACC volleyball honors, marking the second straight week that UNC took home both weekly awards. Scoles captured her second consecutive ACC Freshman of the Week award, while Fields, a redshirt freshman, picked up her first conference honor with an ACC Player of the Week nod. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Captures 1,000th Victory In Home OpenerNo. 12 UNC continued its perfect season on Saturday, winning its fifth straight to open the year and first in Carmichael Arena with a 3-0 sweep of TCU. The victory over the Horned Frogs (4-1) marked the 1,000th win all time for the Tar Heels, doing so in straight sets: 25-23, 25-20, 25-18. “This was a really good match,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
Freshmen Fuel UNC Volleyball Victory Over DukeThe Tar Heel blocking unit posted the first 20-block performance in at least a decade on Thursday, as redshirt freshman Sydnye Fields’ record-breaking performance led Carolina to a 3-1 victory over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Fields took down a 30-year-old record with 15 block assists in the match to propel the Heels to victory over UNC’s arch rival. (GoHeels.com)
Scoles, Treacy Sweep ACC Weekly Volleyball HonorsUNC pin hitters Julia Scoles and Taylor Treacy captured the first two ACC weekly awards of the season on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to the Penn State Classic title including a historic victory over No. 9 Penn State in State College. Redshirt senior Taylor Treacy was named ACC Player of the Week, while Scoles earned ACC Freshman of the Week. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Knock Off No. 9 PSU To Win Penn State ClassicNo. 19 North Carolina volleyball stormed back after a shaky first set to capture the Penn State Classic title by handing No. 9 Penn State its first nonconference home loss in five years. The Tar Heels found themselves down two sets to one and 23-18 in the fourth, but rebounded to win the final seven points and captured the match. The win completed a perfect 3-0 weekend for UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Power Down The Stretch Leads UNC Volleyball To Second Straight SweepNo. 19 North Carolina captured its second straight sweep on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Virginia 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-21) at the Penn State Classic. The Mountaineers controlled the majority of the second set and took a lead late in the third, but the Tar Heels (2-0) held off WVU (0-2) to keep their perfect set record intact. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Georgia Southern To Open 2016No. 19 North Carolina opened the 2016 season in style, racing to a sweep of Georgia Southern to kick off the Penn State Classic. UNC showcased its depth as 14 Tar Heels saw action in the season opener, including five of the team’s eight freshmen. Nine different Tar Heels struck a kill in Friday’s season preview. (GoHeels.com)
Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNCFall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)