The No. 12 North Carolina Volleyball team got back on track Friday night as they took down Miami (25-18, 25-16, 23-25, 26-24) away from home.
The Tar Heels got off to a fast start, as senior setter Abigail Curry served them out to a 5-0 lead to open the first set. Miami did not fold, however, battling back to take a 15-14 lead. However, UNC dominated the rest of the frame, going on to take the first set 25-18.
The second set started much the same as the first, as the Tar Heels got out to an 11-4 lead early on. This time they didn’t let Miami back into it, and never led by less than 5 points as they cruised to a 25-16 win. A kill from Taylor Treacy closed out the set in style.
North Carolina took an early lead once again in the third set, but Miami battled back. The Hurricanes pulled ahead midway through the set, and managed to hold on despite a comeback attempt by the Tar Heels, taking it 25-23.
Miami started out the fourth set strongly, jumping out to an early lead that they soon stretched to an 18-10 margin. However, the Tar Heels kept fighting and cut the deficit in half to make it 22-18 in favor of Miami. In the end they completed an improbable comeback, as Treacy took control over the final few points, with four kills in the last six points to win the set 26-24 and the match for the Tar Heels.