After a disappointing loss to Florida State Friday night, the North Carolina volleyball team was able to return to what it considers “Carolina volleyball” with the help of junior outside hitter Emily McGee.
“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t get to play our best volleyball tonight,” McGee said after Friday night’s loss against the Seminoles. “We kind of put them on a pedestal and so instead of playing our game, we tried to adjust to their game.”
Determined not to make the same mistakes again, the team entered Sunday’s match against Miami refocused and motivated.
In the ACC, volleyball championships are determined by records at the end of the season rather than a playoff system. McGee said the team entered the match against Miami with renewed passion so they could still be in contention for first place in the ACC.
Despite giving up back-to-back sets and sending the game into a fifth set, the Tar Heels were able to find their confidence.