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UNC Volleyball Hands LSU First Loss of the Season, 3-1

North Carolina picked up its second straight victory on Sunday, taking down previously-unbeaten LSU, 3-1 (Highlights), in the Carolina Classic finale. Redshirt-junior Taylor Leath was nearly unstoppable, hitting over .400 with the most kills for a Tar Heel in over a decade, as UNC improved to 2-4 while LSU dropped to 8-1. "This win means a lot," said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Sweeps Blackbirds in 2017 Home Opener

North Carolina volleyball enjoyed a happy homecoming on Friday night, picking up its first victory of the season with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-21) win over LIU Brooklyn in the 2017 home opener. Carolina had three upperclassmen with double-digit kills and hit a season-high .287 in the straight-set victory. The win lifts UNC to 1-4, while LIU Brooklyn drops to 4-4. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina volleyball not living up to preseason hype

The North Carolina volleyball team is still connecting the pieces to its puzzle. The Tar Heels were preseason favorites to win the ACC, and they started the season ranked 11th in the country. But after losing a pair of games to Auburn and No. 2 Florida in Puerto Rico this weekend, they sit 0-4 to start the 2017 season and have only managed to win one set in any of those matches. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 3 Florida Tops No. 16 UNC Volleyball, 3-0

No. 16 North Carolina took on its third top-10 opponent in four matches on Sunday, battling No. 3 Florida in the finale of the ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clasico. UNC played tough against the surging Gators, but became UF's third ranked defeat of 2017, as Florida topped the Tar Heels, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-23). With the win, Florida improves to 4-0 while Carolina drops to 0-4. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Make Their 2017 Debut In UNC Volleyball Loss to Auburn

No. 16 North Carolina showed improvement Saturday, but dropped the opening match of the ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clasico, 3-1, to Auburn. Freshmen Sehrena Hull and Maddie Grace Hough made their Tar Heel debuts in the match, while junior Madison Laufenberg made her first career start on the right side. Auburn improves to 4-1 on the year, while UNC slips to 0-3. (GoHeels.com)

No. 7 Wisconsin Volleyball Tops No. 11 Carolina in Straight Sets

No. 11 North Carolina came up emptyhanded on Saturday, dropping its second straight contest to a top-10 opponent as No. 7 Wisconsin defeated the Tar Heels, 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-19), in front of a sold-out crowd at UW Field House. The Badgers (3-0) finished the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with back-to-back sweeps, while UNC dropped to 0-2 to start the year. (GoHeels.com)

Season preview: Stars Leath and Scoles return for North Carolina volleyball

The North Carolina volleyball team opens its season coming off one of the most successful years in program history. Last season’s team dominated on all fronts, all the way down to head coach Joe Sagula, who won the ACC and American Volleyball Coaches Association East Coast Region's Coach of the Year awards. But the Tar Heels are different this year. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Volleyball Drops Season Opener to No. 4 Minnesota, 3-0

No. 11 North Carolina struggled in the 2017 season opener, falling 3-0 (25-16, 25-7, 25-20) to No. 4 Minnesota in the first match of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, hosted by Wisconsin. The 2016 National Semifinalist handed the Tar Heels their first 3-0 loss since Sept. 27, 2015, behind a double-double from freshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Fricano's Journey

When Taylor Fricano transferred to UNC after two years of her college career with Wisconsin, she assumed she'd played her last match at UW Field House. Fricano anticipated future matches against her former team. However, she never considered she'd still be playing for the Tar Heels when the ACC-Big 10 Challenge moved to Madison, Wisconsin. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 UNC Volleyball To Face Big Test In Season Opener

No. 11 North Carolina will not ease into 2017, facing No. 4 Minnesota and No. 7 Wisconsin on opening weekend at the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the third year of this Challenge, UNC and Louisville will take on the Golden Gophers and Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin, in a battle for conference bragging rights. UNC has a total of 31 wins over ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

Carlton, Scoles Build Off USA Volleyball Experiences

Holly Carlton didn't believe she had a chance. From March 3-5, Carlton joined four of her UNC teammates for the U.S. Women's National Team Tryout in Colorado Springs. There, they competed for roster spots with the U.S. Women's National Team, Collegiate National Teams program or Junior National Team (WJNT) – which seemed like Carlton's most likely fit. (GoHeels.com)

Inside Training Camp with North Carolina’s Taylor Leath

North Carolina outside hitter Taylor Leath, an AVCA Second Team All-American and the ACC’s Player of the Year, joins us to share about mental preparation, the ins and outs of picture day and the tedious fundamental drills that highlight preseason workouts. Leath racked up three National Player of the Week accolades and three ACC Player of the Week nods in 2016. (Volley Mob)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Ranked No. 11 In AVCA Preseason Poll

UNC volleyball has been ranked No. 11 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Poll. It marks the fifth time that UNC has been ranked in the AVCA Preseason Poll and is the second-highest preseason ranking in Carolina history. The Tar Heels have been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 every week since Nov. 9, 2015, including 11 weeks in the top 10. (GoHeels.com)

No Drop Off for UNC Volleyball

The 2016 season for UNC volleyball was a success in every measurable facet: An ACC title, 29 wins, a trip to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. The ACC Coach of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year all called Chapel Hill home. But if you ask head coach Joe Sagula? 2017 promises to be even better. (Argyle Report)

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