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UNC Volleyball Stuffs Blue DevilsNorth Carolina volleyball put on a show on national television on Friday night, sweeping cross-town rival Duke in front of a packed crowd of 4,184 in the Tar Heels’ ACC home opener. The 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-15) victory marks the 17th straight ACC win for Carolina at Carmichael Arena, as the Tar Heels improve to 5-7 (2-1 ACC), while the Blue Devils fall to 6-7 (1-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Volleyball Sweeps Blue DevilsThe Tar Heels dominated the net, out-blocking Duke 11.5 - 1 in front of a packed Carmichael Arena and defeated the Blue Devils in straight sets on October 2nd, 2015.
I'm A Tar Heel: Abigail CurryMy name is Abigail Curry, Abbey for short. I am a junior setter from Plano, Texas. Yes, I do firmly believe that everything is bigger and better in Texas. I am proud to be a Texan and always will be, but that has not stopped me from falling in love with this beautiful place that we call UNC. This campus, and the community that surrounds it, are unlike anything else. (GoHeels.com)
Support Carolina Dreams at Saturday’s Volleyball MatchThe University of North Carolina volleyball team has partnered with the North Carolina Children’s Hospital as part of the Carolina Dreams program to help support local children in need. The Tar Heels will host a special Carolina Dreams night on Saturday, Oct. 3, when they host Wake Forest at 5 p.m., which will provide an opportunity for members of the UNC community to show their support by donating toys and art supplies to the hospital. (GoHeels.com)
Pitt Hands UNC Volleyball First ACC Loss in 19 MatchesThe North Carolina volleyball team battled a fierce Pittsburgh squad on Sunday in a gritty standoff at Fitzgerald Field House. In a match that featured 21 tie scores, it was the Panthers who would come out on top, winning the match, 3-0, to hand UNC its first conference loss in 366 days. With the loss, UNC slips to 4-7 (1-1 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Opens ACC Play with Victory in BlacksburgThe North Carolina volleyball team captured its 18th straight ACC victory on Friday night, taking down Virginia Tech, 3-1 (25-15, 26-28, 25-15, 25-7) in the 2015 conference opener. The win lifts UNC to 4-6 (1-0 ACC), while VT drops to 10-4 (0-1 ACC). “Without question, this is a great start to the ACC season,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Player Taylor Fricano Finding Home In Chapel Hill“Playing is so important to me, it’s what I want to do. I don’t want to sit the bench another year.” It took two years and two schools, but redshirt sophomore Taylor Fricano has finally found the right place for her: Carolina. Fricano, the 6’4” opposite hitter from Palatine, Illinois originally committed to playing for Wisconsin coach Kelly Sheffield, when he was at Dayton, and followed him when he made the move to Wisconsin. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Volleyball Hands No. 20 Michigan First Loss of 2015The UNC volleyball team found their rhythm on Saturday, cruising to a three-set victory over No. 20 Michigan to finish nonconference play on a high note. The win was the second for the Tar Heels (3-6) over a ranked opponent this season and ended Michigan’s (10-1) program best season-opening winning streak at 10. “What a difference a day makes,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Falls To Michigan StateNorth Carolina volleyball continued its season-opening homestand on Friday with a visit by Michigan State to begin the ACC/Big Ten Classic. The Spartans, who were ranked in the first two AVCA polls of the season, used aggressive serving to improve to 7-3 on the year, topping UNC, 3-1. The loss is just the third at home for the Tar Heels over the past four seasons, as UNC sinks to 2-6. (GoHeels.com)
UNCW Stuns North Carolina in VolleyballAfter a high-powered opening set, North Carolina struggled with focus on Friday night, as UNCW battled back to top the Tar Heels in five sets (25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 13-15). The win lifts the Seahawks to 6-1, while UNC slips to 2-5. “UNC-Wilmington should be congratulated for their energy, their spirit, and their relentless fight,” said head coach Joe Sagula. “I was impressed with them" (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Third-Ranked StanfordNorth Carolina volleyball put on a show in Carmichael Arena on Thursday night, upsetting No. 3 Stanford in straight sets for the Tar Heels’ 24th-straight victory on their home court. The 3-0 victory (25-17, 27-25, 25-22) marked the second straight season that UNC topped a No. 3 team at home and its first-ever sweep of a top-three opponent. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Volleyball Highlights vs. StanfordThe Tar Heels returned to Carmichael Arena in style, sweeping #3 Stanford in front of a crazed Carolina crowd on September 10th, 2015.
Paige Neuenfeldt Named To Senior CLASS Candidate ListThirty NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected Wednesday as candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball, and UNC senior Paige Neuenfeldt was among those recognized as having notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. (GoHeels.com)
UNC, Italy Stage Epic Volleyball ExhibitionUNC hosted the Italy Junior National Team in a volleyball exhibition Monday at Carmichael Arena. The Italians outlasted Carolina in five sets. Leigh Andrew led the UNC attack with 16 kills, while Taylor Fricano added 13. After dropping the opening two sets, Carolina rallied for a dominant 25-13 win in set three. That set the stage for two epic sets to close the match. (GoHeels.com)
No. 7 Carolina Volleyball Dominates Chicago State In SweepNo. 7 North Carolina picked up its first win of 2015 with a 3-0 sweep of Chicago State Saturday night at the Galen Center in its final match of the Women of Troy Baden Invitational. Carolina hit close to .400 for the match and held the Cougars to a negative hitting percentage, with senior Paige Neuenfeldt leading the way with 11 kills and three blocks. (GoHeels.com)