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Balanced Attack Leads Tar Heel Volleyball to Victory over VirginiaUNC volleyball kept up its hot streak on Friday, defeating Virginia 3-0 to claim its fourth-straight ACC sweep. After a slow start to the season, the Tar Heels secured a winning record for the first time in 2015, improving to 8-7 (5-1 ACC), while the Cavaliers drop to 11-5 (5-2 ACC). “I thought this was a really good win for us,” said senior Paige Neuenfeldt. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Neuenfeldt Leads Tar Heel Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep vs. VirginiaThe Tar Heels continued their home winning streak against ACC opponents with a three-set win (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) over the Virginia Cavaliers on October 9th, 2015.
UNC Volleyball Claims Third Straight Sweep at NC StateThe North Carolina volleyball team captured its third straight ACC sweep on Wednesday, defeating cross-town rival NC State, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, at Broughton High School. Carolina pulled away late in all three sets to pick up its 35th win over NC State in 37 matches since 1998. With the win, UNC improves to 7-7 (4-1 ACC), while State drops to 12-5 (1-4 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
Paige Neuenfeldt Named ACC Volleyball Player of the WeekNorth Carolina senior Paige Neuenfeldt was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to sweeps of Duke and Wake Forest over the weekend. It marks the second time in her career that the middle hitter has earned ACC Player of the Week honors and the eighth overall conference weekly honor for the senior standout. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Volleyball Dismantles Demon DeaconsThe North Carolina volleyball team captured its 18th straight ACC home victory on Saturday night, sweeping Wake Forest, 25-12, 25-13, 25-15, to improve to 6-7 (3-1 ACC) on the season. With the loss, Wake Forest falls to 9-7 (1-3 ACC). “This was great for us to win back-to-back matches, something we’ve hardly done all year,” said head coach Joe Sagula. “It was really important for us today." (GoHeels.com)
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)