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UNC Volleyball Battles Back To Top NC State In ACC OpenerAfter a strong opening set, No. 12 North Carolina found itself trailing 2-1 at crosstown rival NC State, but the Tar Heels roared back to take the match in five and win the first Atlantic Coast Conference match of the season, 25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-7. The win lifts UNC to 9-2 (1-0 ACC), while NC State falls to 7-6 (0-1 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
No. 8 UNC Volleyball Wins Horned Frog ChallengeNo. 8 North Carolina suffered a setback on Saturday evening, surrendering a 2-1 match lead to fall to TCU in five sets. Despite the loss, the Tar Heels were crowned the victors of the Horned Frog Challenge, having won the most sets among those who finished the weekend 2-1. Heading into the start of conference play, UNC sits at 8-2. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Opens TCU Invitational With Sweep of Sam Houston StateNo. 8 Carolina raced to a 3-0 sweep of Sam Houston State on Friday afternoon to open the TCU Horned Frog Invitational. The Tar Heels needed just one hour and 16 minutes to defeat the Bearkats, claiming the match with set scores of 25-21, 25-18, 25-13. UNC improves to 7-1. Junior middle hitter Beth Nordhorn had a career day for the Tar Heels, (GoHeels.com)
I'm A Tar Heel: Sheila DoyleUNC was a school I always admired. From the excellent academics, to the competitive athletics, ideal college town, and picturesque campus, Carolina had it all. I could not help but dream of one day wearing a jersey in the perfect shade of blue and dominating Duke in the greatest college sports rivalry. Somehow, I was lucky enough that this dream became reality. (GoHeels.com)
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)