In the second round of the NCAA tournament, the North Carolina volleyball team fell to the 16th-seeded Creighton Blue Jays in four sets (32-30, 18-25, 18-25, 14-25).
The Tar Heels (21-10) used a .300 hitting percentage and kills from seven different players to take a close opening set. UNC notched 18 kills, while Creighton (27-8) had 23.
The difference in the first set was errors – UNC had just three attack errors and one service error, while Creighton had nine attack errors and five service errors. There were 11 ties and five lead changes in the set.
The Blue Jays controlled most of the second set. UNC held a 4-2 edge early in the set, but Creighton tied the score and never gave up the lead beyond that point, increasing its advantage to as many as nine points.
Similar to that of Creighton in the opening set, the Tar Heels became sloppy — the team had nine attack errors and just a .100 hitting percentage in the second set.