Carolina Volleyball Takes Blue Raider Bash Crown
MURFREESBORO, TN – Led by four players with double-digit kills, UNC came from behind to top San Francisco 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Blue Raider Bash.
Lauren Adkins posted 15 kills, and Kayla Berringer had 14 kills and three digs to help lead the Tar Heels over a solid USF team.
San Francisco’s Katarina Pilepic tallied four kills and three digs to give the Dons a 25-20 first set win. Adkins had five kills and a block, and Ece Taner and Abigail Curry each had six digs, but UNC hit just .222 as a team.
North Carolina swept host MTSU 3-0 Saturday night to claim the Blue Raider Bash title.
UNC hit a solid .303 for the match while tallying 13.0 total team blocks as the Tar Heels opened the 2013 season with a perfect 3-0 record.
Jovana Bjelica notched 12 kills, five digs and five blocks in Carolina’s final game of the weekend, and Paige Neuenfeldt added nine kills and five blocks to help the Tar Heels.
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Blue Raider Bash All-Tournament Team
Leigh Andrew, UNC – MVP
Kayla Berringer, UNC
Jovana Bjelica, UNC
Kendall Howard, MTSU
Chelsea Ross, MTSU
Malina Terrell, USF
Toni Alugbue, Notre Dame