The No. 12 UNC volleyball team stretched its lead at the top of the ACC standings, coming from two sets down to defeat Florida State 3-2 in Tallahassee on Sunday.
Unlike the 3-1 win over Miami on Friday night, things got off to a rocky start for UNC, as Florida State jumped out to a quick lead in the first set, grabbing a 9-5 advantage. It was an advantage that would only grow, and the Seminoles won the final six points on their way to taking the first set 25-13.
The second set was no better. After getting off to a 7-4 lead, UNC let Florida State back into the set, as the Seminoles cut North Carolina's lead to 16-15. The Seminoles then went on a tear, winning five straight points to make it 20-16. UNC ultimately dropped the set 25-21.
Despite facing its first 0-2 deficit since September, North Carolina refused to back down. The team took a 5-1 lead before senior defensive specialist Sheila Doyle served eight straight points to make it 17-6. A kill by Beth Nordhorn closed out a 25-11 set win for the Tar Heels.
UNC first-year Julia Scoles went on a serving run of her own to get the Tar Heels to an 8-1 lead in the fourth set. But Florida State fought back to take a 20-17 lead. But a Florida State service error and kill by redshirt senior Taylor Treacy shifted momentum, and UNC went on a five-point run to ultimately take the set 25-22.