The No. 25 North Carolina volleyball team did not miss a beat this weekend.
Following an emotional ceremony honoring UNC’s five seniors, the Tar Heels (17-8, 14-2 ACC) defeated Virginia Tech 3-0 on Saturday night (25-18, 27-25, 25-20) in Carmichael Arena, marking North Carolina's second win of the year over the Hokies.
“I told the team before this that before we played Virginia Tech the first ACC match of the year, back in September, we were 3-6, and now we’re 17-8," Coach Joe Sagula said. "We’ve come a long way.”
The Tar Heels took control of the first set, totaling six team blocks to the Hokies’ (15-13, 6-10 ACC) one. UNC finished with 11 team blocks on the night.
“In volleyball, one of the biggest things you recognize is kills, but we’ve been a good blocking team," Sagula said. "It’s one that doesn’t get as much attention, but it scores points.”