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UNC Comeback Falls Just Short in Volleyball Thriller in Louisville
North Carolina erased an 0-2 deficit to force a deciding fifth set at Louisville on Sunday, but the Cardinals held on to win, 15-11, to take the match, 3-2. It was the second time this season that the Tar Heels returned from trailing two sets to none against the Cardinals. With the win, Louisville remains tied for first place in the ACC at 22-6 (16-2 ACC), while UNC falls to 14-12 (11-7 ACC).
Carolina Volleyball Drops Road Trip Opener to Notre Dame
North Carolina's road woes continued on Friday night, as the Tar Heels opened their final road trip with a 3-0 loss at Notre Dame. Carolina entered Friday's contest on a four-match winning streak after completing a perfect 10-0 home ACC campaign, but UNC has struggled on the road, capturing just a single victory away from home. UNC falls to 14-10 (11-6 ACC).
Ex-UNC football player's estate sues ACC, NCAA over concussions
Representatives of a former North Carolina football player's estate are suing the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA, saying they ignored the dangers of concussions and it led to Ryan Hoffman's death. Sandra LaMountain and Noah Hoffman brought the 39-page lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Hoffman's estate and filed it Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro.
Hadden LaGarde to Join UNC Volleyball in January
UNC volleyball is pleased to announce that incoming freshman Hadden LaGarde has accepted her admission to the University of North Carolina. She intends to enroll in January to begin training with the Tar Heels this spring. No stranger to UNC, LaGarde is the daughter of former Tar Heel Tom LaGarde, who played men's basketball for Carolina from 1973-77.
Video: UNC Volleyball's Madison Laufenberg Battles Off The Court
North Carolina volleyball player Madison Laufenberg, a junior outside hitter from Castle Rock, Colorado, opens up about her experience with Type 1 Diabetes as she competes at the highest level in NCAA athletics.
Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic Notes
It seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut.
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Clemson on Senior Night
North Carolina completed its second consecutive perfect ACC home slate on Saturday, defeating Clemson, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-12), to close out the final homestand of 2017 (Highlights
). UNC out-hit the Tigers .278 to .051 in the match, behind an 11.5 team blocking effort. The win marks UNC's fourth straight, as the Tar Heels improve to 14-10 (11-5 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Takes Down Yellow Jackets In Comeback Fashion
UNC preserved its perfect ACC home record Thursday, erasing a 1-2 deficit to defeat Georgia Tech, 3-2 (25-15, 21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-9). Three Tar Heels posted double-digit kills in the match, and a 13 team blocking performance helped propel North Carolina to victory. The win lifts the Tar Heels to 13-10 (10-5 ACC), while Georgia Tech falls to 12-14 (7-8 ACC).
UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA Data
Nine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR.
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Away Syracuse
North Carolina recorded its second sweep of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, taking down Syracuse in straight sets. Carolina's defense was key in the ACC matchup, led by eight blocks from Katharine Esterley and 24 digs by Casey Jacobs. The win lifts the Tar Heels into a tie for fourth in the conference standings, as Carolina improves to 12-10 (9-5 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Boston College, 3-0
North Carolina returned to its winning ways on Friday, taking down Boston College in straight sets, 25-23, 25-13, 25-15 (Highlights
). The Tar Heels captured their eighth straight home victory, improving to 7-0 in ACC play and 10-1 overall in Chapel Hill this season. With the win, Carolina moves back above .500 to 11-10 (8-5 ACC), while Boston College slips to 6-17 (3-10 ACC).
UNC Volleyball's Scoles, Evans To File For Medical Hardship Waivers
Due to concussions suffered at the start of the season, sophomores Julia Scoles and Mariah Evans will file for medical hardship waivers and will not return to the court in 2017. Scoles played in the first two matches of 2017, while Evans has not suited up for a match this fall. Both student-athletes will maintain three years of remaining playing eligibility.
UNC Volleyball Ends Tough Trip with Loss to Hurricanes
North Carolina concluded a difficult road stretch on Sunday as the University of Miami took down the Tar Heels, 3-0 in conference play. With the win, the Hurricanes move past the Tar Heels in the ACC standings, improving to 14-4 (8-4 ACC), while UNC falls to 10-10 (7-5 ACC). Beth Nordhorn excelled on offense for UNC, hitting .500 with a team-high eight kills and no errors.
UNC Volleyball Falls To Florida State in Straight Sets
North Carolina dropped its second match of the midseason road trip on Friday, falling 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 27-25) at Florida State. The Tar Heels out-blocked the Seminoles, recording their 14th double-digit performance of the season, but struggled on offense in the loss. With the win, Florida State improves to 12-7 (6-5 ACC), while UNC drops to 10-9 (7-4 ACC).
UNC Volleyball's Winning Streak Stopped At Five
North Carolina's hot streak was halted on Friday, as the first-place Pittsburgh Panthers took down the Tar Heels in straight sets to remain the lone undefeated team atop the ACC standings. The Tar Heels entered the weekend on a five-match winning streak, finishing the first half of ACC play at 10-8 (7-3 ACC), while Pittsburgh used its 13th straight victory to move to 16-4 (9-0 ACC).