Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Volleyball.
No. 9 Tar Heel Volleyball Sweeps Away Hurricanes, 3-0
No. 9 North Carolina continued its winning ways on Sunday afternoon, rolling to a 3-0 sweep of Miami (25-20, 25-10, 25-18) to complete a perfect home weekend of ACC play. The Tar Heels out-hit the Hurricanes, .342 to .055 to improve to 14-2 (6-0 ACC). Freshman Julia Scoles led the Tar Heels’ attack with 12 kills, unleashing eight in the third set alone.
Balanced Attack Leads Tar Heel Volleyball To Sweep Of No. 16 FSU
No. 9 North Carolina experienced a happy homecoming on Friday night, cruising to a 3-0 sweep of No. 16 Florida State in its ACC home opener. The win marks UNC’s third over a ranked opponent this season as the Tar Heels improve to 13-2 (5-0 ACC), while Florida State takes its first conference loss of the year, falling to 11-3 (4-1 ACC).
Julia Scoles Named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
North Carolina freshman Julia Scoles was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to road wins over Georgia Tech and Clemson. A two-time ACC Freshman of the Week honoree, Scoles is the first Carolina true freshman to be named ACC Player of the Week since 1989.
No. 10 UNC Volleyball Finishes Road Trip With 3-1 Victory Over Clemson
No. 10 North Carolina volleyball concluded its extended road trip with a victory on Sunday, defeating Clemson, 3-1. The Tar Heels used efficient offense and effective serving to pick up the win, improving to 12-2 (4-0 ACC). Freshman Julia Scoles led the match with 16 kills, hitting an impressive .481 with three service aces.
UNC Volleyball Stings Yellow Jackets, 3-0
No. 10 North Carolina continued its winning ways on Friday night, exhibiting poise down the stretch to defeat a tough Georgia Tech team in straight sets. Unaffected by a boisterous and passionate crowd, the 10th-ranked Tar Heels came out of at Atlanta with a sweep for just the second time since 1988 to improve to 11-2 (3-0 ACC) on the season.
UNC Volleyball Escapes Boston College Comeback Bid
No. 12 UNC volleyball cruised to a 2-0 match lead, but an hour later the Tar Heels found themselves facing match point at Boston College, down 14-13 in the fifth set. UNC retained its poise and battled to a 21-19 victory to claim its second five-set victory of the week. The win lifts Carolina to 10-2 (2-0 ACC), while Boston College falls to 5-7 (0-2 ACC).
UNC Volleyball Battles Back To Top NC State In ACC Opener
After a strong opening set, No. 12 North Carolina found itself trailing 2-1 at crosstown rival NC State, but the Tar Heels roared back to take the match in five and win the first Atlantic Coast Conference match of the season, 25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-7. The win lifts UNC to 9-2 (1-0 ACC), while NC State falls to 7-6 (0-1 ACC).
No. 8 UNC Volleyball Wins Horned Frog Challenge
No. 8 North Carolina suffered a setback on Saturday evening, surrendering a 2-1 match lead to fall to TCU in five sets. Despite the loss, the Tar Heels were crowned the victors of the Horned Frog Challenge, having won the most sets among those who finished the weekend 2-1. Heading into the start of conference play, UNC sits at 8-2.
UNC Volleyball Opens TCU Invitational With Sweep of Sam Houston State
No. 8 Carolina raced to a 3-0 sweep of Sam Houston State on Friday afternoon to open the TCU Horned Frog Invitational. The Tar Heels needed just one hour and 16 minutes to defeat the Bearkats, claiming the match with set scores of 25-21, 25-18, 25-13. UNC improves to 7-1. Junior middle hitter Beth Nordhorn had a career day for the Tar Heels,
I'm A Tar Heel: Sheila Doyle
UNC was a school I always admired. From the excellent academics, to the competitive athletics, ideal college town, and picturesque campus, Carolina had it all. I could not help but dream of one day wearing a jersey in the perfect shade of blue and dominating Duke in the greatest college sports rivalry. Somehow, I was lucky enough that this dream became reality.
UNC Volleyball Breaks Into Top 10 Of AVCA Poll
Following a victory over No. 2 Wisconsin on Friday night, Carolina volleyball (6-1) moved into the top 10 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll, coming in at No. 8. It marks the 11th time that UNC has appeared in the top 10 of the AVCA Coaches Poll and fourth straight season with at least one week in the top 10.
Taylor Leath Earns ACC Volleyball Player of the Week Honors
UNC sophomore Taylor Leath led Carolina to its first-ever victory over a top-two team on Friday, putting on a dazzling display against No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 5 Minnesota at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. After her impressive performance, FloVolleyball has selected Leath as its NCAA Player of the Week while the ACC tabbed Leath with ACC Player of the Week honors.
UNC Volleyball Suffers First Defeat To No. 5 Minnesota, 3-1
No. 11 North Carolina’s undefeated streak ended at six on Saturday, as No. 5 Minnesota took down UNC in four sets to win the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Minnesota’s fast offense was too much for Carolina to handle in the first two sets, but the Tar Heels came back. UNC led for the majority of the fourth set, but the Golden Gophers pulled away late.
No. 11 Tar Heel Volleyball Takes Down No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-2
No. 11 North Carolina volleyball improved to 6-0 on Friday night after handing No. 2 Wisconsin (5-1) its first loss of the season in five sets. Carolina outlasted the Badgers’ relentless defense to knock off a top-two team for the first time in program history. Just six matches into 2016, Carolina has already taken down two top-10 teams out of the Big Ten.
Video: No. 11 UNC Volleyball Drops No. 2 Wisconsin in Five Sets
Taylor Leath led North Carolina with 23 kills - including 11 in the fourth set - as the Tar Heels defeated #2 Wisconsin in five thrilling sets on September 9, 2016.