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Thursday September 29th

Volleyball Continues ACC Streak

The North Carolina volleyball team remained unbeaten in the ACC by picking up two more conference victories during the weekend.

UNC went on the road to defeat Maryland on Friday and Virginia on Saturday.

The Tar Heels (16-3,

6-0 in the ACC) nearly saw their streak of conference perfection end against the Cavaliers. UNC dropped the first two sets before rallying to win the final two to take the match 4-15,

15-17, 15-6, 15-12, 15-11.

Freshman Nicole Reis recorded a season-high 29 kills and also added 16 digs.

Two other Tar Heels also posted double digits in kills. Laura Greene registered her seventh double-double of the season with 14 kills and 18 digs, and Casey Simpson added 15 kills to go with her nine digs.

Liz Feldman notched a career-high 26 digs, and setter Eve Rackham tallied her fourth double-double of the season with 58 assists and 15 digs.

The Cavaliers (8-9, 4-3) held the Tar Heels to four points and a .030 hitting percentage in game one. Virginia then edged UNC 17-15 in game two.

The Tar Heel defense kept the Cavaliers to a .129 hitting percentage and rallied to a 15-11 victory.

Virginia also had three players reach double figures in kills. Deanna Zwarich led the way with 21 kills. Paige Davis posted 12 kills and 17 digs, and Katie Jones recorded a match-high 27 digs.

Reis also starred in UNC's victory against Maryland. She registered a match-high 17 kills and also posted nine digs as the Tar Heels beat the Terrapins (9-8, 1-5) 15-13, 15-10, 15-12.

Simpson recorded a double-double, her sixth of the season, with 11 kills and 12 digs.

Rackham notched a match-high 42 assists to go with five digs and three blocks, and Krista Buchholz chipped in a match-high four blocks.

Carey Brennan led Maryland with 10 kills and 15 digs. Maren Stuart posted a team-high 12 kills, and Lindsay Davey collected 10 digs.

The Tar Heels return to Chapel Hill on Friday after wrapping up their five-match road swing with at 4-1. UNC lost only to No. 9 Florida during that span.

UNC's opponent Friday will be Wake Forest. The match, at Carmichael Auditorium, will start at 7:30 p.m.



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