Sweeping Machine: Tar Heel Volleyball Wipes Aside N.C. State

RALEIGH– No. 14 Carolina volleyball had no problems polishing off N.C.State in three straight sets Wednesday night in Raleigh.

The Tar Heels earned their third straight sweep of the Wolfpack and improved to 25-3 and 14-3 in conference play while N.C. State fell to 20-9 overall and 11-6 in the ACC.

Jovana Bjelica and Paige Neuenfeldt combined for 18 kills and eight bocks to lead the Carolina offense. Head Coach Joe Sagula says he was thrilled with the balanced attack and the efficient serving of his team.

Next up for the Tar Heels is a road trip up to College Park to take on Maryland on Sunday at 2 p.m.


No. 14 Tar Heel Volleyball Takes on N.C. State

CHAPEL HILL– The No. 14 Tar Heels, 24-3 overall and 13-3 in ACC play, will take on N.C.State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Raleigh.

Carolina is looking to close out the year strong as UNC has just four more matches, all on the road, remaining in the regular season. On Nov. 29, the Tar Heels will close out their regular season against rival Duke, a team that snapped UNC’s bid at an undefeated season.

Jovana Bjelica leads UNC with 297 kills, 24 aces, 129 digs and 52 blocks while Paige Neuenfeldt is third in the conference with a .364 hitting percentage.

No. 14 UNC is 77-29 all-time against the Wolfpack, who are 20-8 overall and 11-5 in conference this season.

The Tar Heels come into the contest on a roll after sweeping Virginia Tech and dismissing Virginia 3-1 last weekend.

The 7 p.m. match can be viewed online via ESPN3.


Carolina Volleyball Sweeps State, Stays Perfect

CHAPEL HILL – The Carolina volleyball team opened up ACC play in style Wednesday night. The Tar Heels swept through NC State 3-0 and maintained their unbeaten season.

Carmichael Arena was treated to a demolition as the Tar Heels won their 28th straight home match and extended their 2013 record to 12-0.

Down 23-19 in the third set, Carolina scored six straight points to take set three 25-23 and secure its ninth sweep of the season.

Carolina closes out its seven-match home stand in Carmichael Arena, hosting ACC newcomer Notre Dame on Friday at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels swept the Irish 3-0 to open the season in a non-ACC match at MTSU’s Blue Raider Bash.


Surging UNC Volleyball Hosts NC State

CHAPEL HILL – UNC volleyball continues to quietly climb up the national rankings ladder. Now sitting at the number fourteen spot in the latest AVCA Coaches poll, the undefeated Tar Heels are off to their best start in program history.

Last weekend was a huge success for Carolina as it swept No. 16 Illinois and took down Indiana 3-1.

UNC joins Washington, Ohio State, and Colorado State as one of only four ranked teams with unblemished records. The only other ACC team placing in the top 25 is Florida State at the No. 17 slot.

Now the Tar Heels are primed for a rivalry match against NC State at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. The match will be shown live on ESPNU, and admission is free at Carmichael Arena.