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Aziah Buckner Named ACC Volleyball Freshman Of The Week

Helping UNC Volleyball to a pair of wins over Virginia, Aziah Buckner has been named the ACC Freshman of the Week as announced Tuesday by the conference office. Starting both matches as a six-rotation hitter, freshman Buckner averaged 3.43 kills per set and 2.86 digs per set. Buckner totaled 24 kills, hitting .340 with a mere six errors in eight sets. (

UNC Volleyball Defeats Virginia, 3-1, To Conclude Fall Season

Wrapping up the 2020 season on a four-match winning streak, North Carolina topped Virginia in four sets for the second time in as many days on Sunday evening in Carmichael Arena (Highlights). Sharing the top spot of the ACC region, Carolina improves to 6-2. The Tar Heels resume the 2020-21 season the spring, beginning in January. (

UNC Volleyball Outlasts Virginia, 3-1

Highlighted by double-digit kills from Parker Austin, Aziah Buckner, and Destiny Cox, UNC defeated Virginia, 3-1 on Saturday at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). The Tar Heels attacked at a season-best .312 clip with Skyy Howard's .455 and seven kills leading the charge. Austin matched a career-best with 22 kills while both Buckner and Cox tallied 10 apiece. (

UNC Volleyball To Wrap Up 2020 Season Against Virginia

Concluding the fall season, UNC Volleyball welcomes Virginia for a pair of matches this weekend in Carmichael Arena. The matches were rescheduled from mid-October due to COVID-19 and injury-related issues. The Tar Heels (4-2, 4-2 ACC) and Cavaliers (1-5, 0-5 ACC) begin the weekend on Saturday at 5 p.m. with the second match Sunday at 4 p.m. (

Aziah Buckner Makes Name For Herself On Volleyball Court

Graduate from high school, move across the country to a college you've never visited, and play Division I volleyball all while moving away from your family during a global pandemic. Aziah Buckner has accomplished all of this in the past six months. "It was definitely rough for me at first," Buckner, North Carolina's freshman outside hitter, said recently. (

Balanced Offense Lifts UNC Volleyball Over NC State

A block by Amanda Phegley and Destiny Cox clinched North Carolina's four-set win over NC State on Sunday in Raleigh to win both weekend matches (Highlights). Picking up where they left off on Friday, Carolina earned the 25-16 set one victory, highlighted by five kills from Cox. The Tar Heels improve to 4-2 and next hosts Virginia on a mutual bye weekend. (

UNC Volleyball Beats NC State In Straight Sets

Led by a balanced offense and double-digit blocks at the net, North Carolina volleyball earned its first sweep of the season, defeating the Wolfpack, 3-0, at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night (Highlights). UNC out-aced NC State, 6-3, and out-blocked the Wolfpack, 12-6. UNC returns to Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match against the Wolfpack. (

UNC Volleyball Falls To No. 14 Duke

Despite 19 kills by Destiny Cox, UNC Volleyball dropped a four-set match to No. 14 Duke on Sunday in Carmichael Arena. In addition to Cox's 19 kills, both Aziah Buckner and Kaya Merkler tallied seven to highlight UNC's offense. Maylen Mitrovich paced Carolina with season-highs, 23 assists and 13 digs, for her third double-double in as many matches. (

North Carolina Volleyball Beats No. 14 Duke, 3-1

Defending its home court, North Carolina topped No. 14 Duke in four sets Friday in Carmichael Arena to hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the season (Highlights). The Tar Heels balanced their offense between Amanda Phegley, Aziah Buckner, and Austin each with double-digit kills while Karenna Wurl grounded the back row with a career-best 24 digs. (

UNC Women’s Soccer, Volleyball Games Against Virginia Canceled By COVID-19 and Injuries

The North Carolina women’s soccer match against Virginia set for Thursday has been cancelled. UNC announced the change Wednesday, citing issues related to injuries and COVID-19 on the Virginia women’s soccer roster. This news comes just one day after the Carolina volleyball program’s matches at Carmichael Arena against Virginia were also postponed. (
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