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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.

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."

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