Down 2-0 on Saturday, it looked as if the North Carolina volleyball team would lose its second ACC contest of the season.
But, inspired by a pep talk from Head Coach Joe Sagula, the No. 8 Tar Heels battled to win the next three sets and take the victory from Georgia Tech, 3-2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-14, 25-15, 15-8).
Led by strong play from Taylor Leath, Taylor Fricano and Julia Scoles, the Tar Heels (23-3, 15-1 ACC) defeated the Yellow Jackets (21-7, 12-4 ACC) to sweep the weekend and move closer to the ACC regular-season title.
But the team had to give Leath a pep talk after dropping the first two sets, questioning her play.
“They didn’t think I was going hard, and I wanted to show them what I had," Leath said. "I played for them and I wanted to make plays.”