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UNC Volleyball beats NC State to give coach Joe Sagula win No. 799

North Carolina picked up its first ACC victory of the season, besting crosstown foe N.C. State 3-1 on Wednesday night. Destiny Cox paced the UNC offense with 19 kills, while also adding four blocks. Ava Bell chipped in 12 kills and a team-best 12 blocks. With the win, UNC coach stands at 799 career victories with a Friday match at Virginia Tech on the horizon. (Volley Mob)

UNC Volleyball Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker to Louisville

North Carolina battled point-for-point with reigning ACC Champion Louisville but fell short in five sets Sunday at Carmichael Arena. The Tar Heels and Cardinals traded sets and battled through 29 tie scores before Louisville came out on top, 3-2. Despite the loss, several Tar Heels had record performances on the court. Ava Bell hit 20 kills on an errorless 35 attempts. (

UNC Volleyball Falls to Notre Dame in ACC Opener

Despite out-digging the Irish, North Carolina dropped the ACC opener to Notre Dame in straight sets Friday in Chapel Hill. Led by double-digit digs from Greer Moseman and Mia Fradenburg, the Tar Heels posted 44 digs over the Irish's 39. Moseman's 11 digs tied a career high while Fradenburg posted 10. Hunter Atherton set 31 of UNC's 37 kills, which were led by 12 from Destiny Cox. (

Skylar Wine Makes an Impact on her Dream School

It took North Carolina volleyball coach less than one week to go from having never heard of Skylar Wine to making her an integral part of the Tar Heels' program. In the same amount of time, Wine, who played two seasons at the University of Pacific decided to transfer. She went from her home in Arizona to boarding a plane to her new home at UNC in only a matter of days. (

UNC Volleyball Sweeps Elon to Conclude Nonconference Play

Despite a slow start to the match, North Carolina bounced back in commanding fashion for a 3-0 sweep of Elon on Tuesday night to wrap up nonconference play. Elon (8-3) got off to a strong start to begin the match, leading until the 11-11 mark in set one. However, the Tar Heels (4-5) responded quickly to sweep the Phoenix in the newly opened Schar Center. (

Ryan Burnett Excels In UNC Golf Debut, Olympic Sports Notebook

Freshman Ryan Burnett took third place and the North Carolina men's golf team finished second at the Rod Myers Invitational on Sunday at Duke. Meanwhile, men's soccer opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a win over Pitt, field hockey won two games, women's soccer dropped two games on the West Coast and volleyball took part in the Buffs Invitational in Colorado. (

UNC Volleyball Drops Four-Set Match to Georgia

Despite a season-high 12 blocks, North Carolina fell to Georgia in four sets Sunday to conclude the Buffs Invitational. UNC bounced back in the third set with 6 blocks to win the frame, but ultimately, Georgia's 15 aces helped the Bulldogs to the 3-1 win. Katharine Esterley and Raleigh Clark led Carolina's block with five and six, respectively, to help UNC to its 12-block-total. (

UNC Volleyball Falls to No. 24 Colorado in Straight Sets

Despite a career high nine kills by Katharine Esterley, North Carolina was unable to overcome the 24th-ranked Colorado Buffs on their home court Saturday for the 3-0 win. Esterley led UNC's attack while posting three blocks. Middle Raleigh Clark and Ava Bell each hit .375 with four and three kills, respectively. Defensively, Greer Moseman and Mia Fradenburg paced UNC. (

UNC Volleyball Tops Oklahoma in Five-Set Thriller

Ava Bell scored a pivotal ace for match point, setting up for North Carolina's five set win over Oklahoma on Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado. The Tar Heels fought back from a 2-1 deficit to close out the opening match of the Buffs Invitational with a 3-2 victory. Four Tar Heels recorded career highs in the match, highlighted by Hunter Atherton's double-double. (

UNC Volleyball Sweeps Maryland Eastern Shore, Falls to Michigan State

On the final day of the Carolina Classic, North Carolina began with a commanding 3-0 win over Maryland Eastern Shore, before falling in four sets to Michigan State in the tournament finale Saturday evening. Mia Fradenburg and Hunter Atherton earned all-tournament honors as the Tar Heels finished second in the Carolina Classic with a tournament record of 2-1. (

Hunter Atherton Shooting for the Stars with UNC Volleyball

The UNC volleyball team needed "something special," coach said. More than anything, they needed experience. It took some time, including a period of uncertainty. But ultimately, they found what they were looking for in Nebraska transfer Hunter Atherton. Atherton served as the backup setter for most of the Huskers' 2017 national championship season. (

UNC Volleyball Sweeps UNCG in Home Opener

A 15-kill performance by Skylar Wine paced North Carolina to a sweep of UNCG in Friday night's home opener at the Carolina Classic (Highlights). The Tar Heels and Spartans battled through a three tight matches with 13 tie scores and six lead changes, including three in the final set, before Carolina secured the 3-0 win. Wine attacked at a .682 clip without a single error. (
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