The state of Florida has not been kind to the 2011 North Carolina volleyball team.
With losses at Miami and No. 18 Florida State this weekend, UNC dropped to 1-3 in matchups in the Sunshine State this year and has lost its last three games in the state.
The Tar Heels won just one set in each of this weekend’s matches. The Hurricanes beat them 3-1 on Friday, as did the Seminoles on Sunday.
North Carolina also opened its season in Florida, where the team split its first two matches at the University of Florida’s Active Ankle Challenge. The Tar Heels won their first game against Auburn, then lost to Florida, beginning their current three-game losing streak.
In Friday’s match against Miami, the Tar Heels stayed close in every set but could only win one. They lost the first two sets 25-21, then scraped out a 27-25 win in the third to stay alive before dropping the final set 25-20.