Though this year’s North Carolina volleyball team boasts the highest-ranked freshman class in program history, UNC leaned on its veterans in Sunday’s ACC win against Georgia Tech.
Seniors Emily McGee, Cora Harms and Tia Gaffen gave the team the boost it needed to become the first team to sweep the Yellow Jackets this season (29-27, 25-22, 25-19).
“This is one of our best offensive games in a while,” coach Joe Sagula said. “We hit .295 as a team — that was important. We held them to .186, and they’re a good offensive team.”
Gaffen led all scorers with 12.5 points and 10 kills. Harms finished with six kills, 30 assists and 12 digs, while McGee contributed 11 kills and 12 points.
The Tar Heels (13-2, 4-1) started the first set strong, consistently maintaining anywhere from a three to five point lead. But the Yellow Jackets’ strong blocking coupled with consistent hitting led them on a 6-2 run, tying the set at 26-26.