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UNC Volleyball Comes From Behind To Beat Boston College
North Carolina found itself with its back against the wall, trailing two sets to none to the Boston College Eagles on Sunday, but the Tar Heels battled all the way back to win the match in five sets and capture their seventh straight victory, 3-2. With the win, Carolina improves to 15-9 (12-2 ACC), while Boston College slips to 11-15 (3-11 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Squeezes Orange in Four
The Orange did not make it easy, but Carolina held strong to march past Syracuse on Friday night, 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 26-24, 25-21). Syracuse led the Tar Heels in nearly every statistical category, but Carolina performed best down the stretch to capture its sixth straight victory and improve to 14-8 (11-2 ACC). With the loss, Syracuse falls to 17-7 (8-5 ACC).
Former UNC volleyball player Jennifer Roberts elected mayor of Charlotte
Jennifer Roberts made history Tuesday, beating Republican Edwin Peacock to become the first Democratic woman elected mayor of Charlotte and the first person to lead both city and county governments. Roberts won with 52.19 percent of the vote to Peacock’s 47.67 percent in final but unofficial returns.
Abigail Curry Named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
UNC setter Abigail Curry was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to two key ACC victories over the weekend. She is the second Tar Heel to take home the weekly honor this season, after Paige Neuenfeldt earned the award on Oct. 5. It is the second weekly award of Curry’s career, following an ACC Freshman of the Week nod back on Sept. 30, 2013.
Taylor Leath continues her ascent for UNC volleyball
Back in August, North Carolina volleyball coach Joe Sagula told Taylor Leath to be patient. October would come and she would be a huge part of the team. Now November is here and Leath is on fire. The redshirt first-year set a new career high with 15 kills in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Notre Dame, including the final kill to seal the second set.
UNC Volleyball Fights Past Irish for 10th ACC Victory
In an afternoon full of long rallies, Carolina volleyball battled past Notre Dame on Sunday, 3-1. The Tar Heels needed a season-high 93 digs to outlast the Fighting Irish, using patience and endurance to capture their 10th conference victory of the year. The win lifts Carolina to 13-8. “This was a hard match,” said head coach Joe Sagula.
Paige Neuenfeldt Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist
North Carolina middle hitter Paige Neuenfeldt was selected as one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, given to one Division I senior student-athlete in the nation in each participating sport. Neuenfeldt is the third UNC student-athlete to be named a 2015 Senior CLASS Award finalist, joining Carolina soccer players Jonathan Campbell and Paige Nielsen.
UNC Volleyball Knocks Off First Place No. 23 Louisville
Carolina volleyball pulled off a key conference victory on Friday night, defeating No. 23 Louisville, 3-1, to hand the Cardinals their first loss of ACC play. The win snaps Louisville’s 10-match winning streak, as UL falls to 16-5 (10-1 ACC), while UNC improves to 12-8 (9-2 ACC). “This is a really big win for us,” said head coach Joe Sagula. “Louisville is a really good team."
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Clemson
UNC volleyball finished off its road swing with an explosive victory in South Carolina, defeating Clemson, 3-0, in ACC play. The efficient Tar Heel offense posted one of its best attack percentages in program history, hitting an impressive .500 in the match, which leads all ACC teams this season. The win lifts UNC to 11-8 (8-2 ACC), while Clemson sinks to 5-17 (0-10 ACC).
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.