UNC Volleyball Stings Yellow Jackets, 3-1
UNC volleyball took the show on the road on Friday, topping Georgia Tech, 3-1, in ACC play. The Tar Heels overcame a slow start to win the first set, 25-22, then suffered a 25-8 setback in the second. Carolina emerged from the locker room focused and ready, winning the next two sets, 25-19 and 25-18, to capture the match in four. The win lifts UNC to 10-8 (7-2 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Weathers Hurricanes, 3-0
UNC volleyball came out strong on Sunday, racing a a 3-0 victory over Miami to captures its sixth conference victory of the season. The Tar Heels used their patented dominant block and a well-balanced attack to sweep the ‘Canes, improving to 9-8 (6-2 ACC), while Miami dropped to 12-6 (5-3 ACC). “Just a great rebound match for us,” said head coach Joe Sagula.
Video: UNC Volleyball Blows Past Hurricanes, 3-0
North Carolina recorded 16 team blocks and held Miami to a .049 hitting percentage as the Tar Heels sweep the Hurricanes on October 18th, 2015.
No. 18 Seminoles Escape Tar Heels in Five Sets
North Carolina volleyball took No. 18 Florida State down to the wire on Friday night, but the first-place Seminoles finished on top to hand the Tar Heels their first ACC loss at Carmichael Arena in over two years. A late run by the ‘Noles sent the match to the deciding fifth set, and FSU (14-4, 7-0 ACC) took care of business to defeat Carolina, 3-2. With the loss, UNC drops to 8-8 (5-2 ACC).
In the Community: Paige Neuenfeldt
North Carolina volleyball middle hitter Paige Neuenfeldt spends every Tuesday morning at Carrboro Elementary School, volunteering in a bilingual pre-kindergarten classroom. Read her first-hand account of her experiences giving back to the community:
Balanced Attack Leads Tar Heel Volleyball to Victory over Virginia
UNC 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.
Video: Neuenfeldt Leads Tar Heel Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep vs. Virginia
The 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 State
The 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).
Paige Neuenfeldt Named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
North 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.
Tar Heel Volleyball Dismantles Demon Deacons
The 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."
UNC Volleyball Stuffs Blue Devils
North 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).
Video: UNC Volleyball Sweeps Blue Devils
The 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 Curry
My 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.
Support Carolina Dreams at Saturday’s Volleyball Match
The 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.
Pitt Hands UNC Volleyball First ACC Loss in 19 Matches
The 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).