Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Volleyball.
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).
UNC Volleyball Sends NC State Packing With First ACC Loss
North Carolina finished out a perfect 5-0 homestand on Wednesday night, handing NC State its first ACC loss of the season with a 3-1 victory (Highlights
). Junior Taylor Leath propelled the Tar Heels to victory, hitting .442 with 25 kills to help Carolina register its third consecutive match hitting above .300. Leath posted her sixth career 20-kill match on Wednesday.
UNC Volleyball To Hold Relief Drive For Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims
The UNC volleyball team flew to Puerto Rico in early September for the ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clasico. To help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, the team will host a donation drive tonight during their game against NC State. Their desire to help comes from their interactions with the people and the impact the island left on them.
Smith Center match offers UNC volleyball rare opportunity in 3-1 win over Virginia Tech
The stands were packed Friday at the Smith Center, but it wasn’t for the men’s basketball team, which usually takes the court. It was UNC's volleyball team locked in for a match against Virginia Tech, looking to right its season before Late Night With Roy. The match's official attendance was 19,246, which set a new record for the largest crowd in NCAA volleyball history.
UNC Volleyball Rolls To Sweep of Cavaliers
North Carolina completed its first ACC sweep of the season on Saturday evening, taking down the University of Virginia, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-16). The Tar Heels' gelled on the serve and pass game and cut down on unforced errors, leading to the most efficient offensive match of the season. The win marks UNC's fourth straight, as the Tar Heels improve to 9-7 (6-2 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Opens Late Night With 3-1 Victory Over Virginia Tech
North Carolina volleyball kicked off the annual Late Night with Roy event on Friday night, defeating Virginia Tech, 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16). The Heels played in front of a five-figure crowd at the storied Dean E. Smith Center as part of the preseason basketball festivities which culminated in the unveiling of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship banner.
UNC, N.C. State Volleyball Team Up For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Drive
The UNC and N.C. State volleyball teams spent a week of preseason at the Puerto Rico Clasico in San Juan. They are now doing their part to support the people of the island nation with a hurricane relief drive during their Oct. 18 match at Carmichael Arena. Fans are encouraged to bring clothing, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, battery-powered radios, battery-powered fans and bug spray to the match.
UNC Volleyball To Kick Off Late Night With Roy
The weekend begins at the Dean E. Smith Center, home of the 2017 NCAA Champion Men's Basketball team, where a 5 p.m. volleyball match between UNC and Virginia Tech kicks off the annual Late Night with Roy preseason festivities. Admission is free for the entire evening with open seating filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 4 p.m.