DAVIDSON -- The North Carolina volleyball team defeated Davidson 3-0 Tuesday night at Belk Arena in Davidson. The Tar Heels won the first two games by narrow two-point margins, 30-28 in the first and 35-33 in the second, before taking the final game by a 30-16 count.
NCAA volleyball has changed its scoring this year. Instead of playing to 15 points, squads will play a 30-point rally game. This way, each play will end with one team being rewarded with a point. In other words, a team does not have to serve to receive a point.
Junior outside hitter Laura Greene tallied her third double-double of the season Tuesday, totaling 12 kills to go along with 10 digs. Nicole Reis was one dig away from her third double-double of the year, finishing with 15 kills and nine digs. Malaika Underwood filling in for injured setter Eve Rackham. Underwood totaled 38 sets and also had three kills and six digs.
With the win, the Tar Heels move to 3-0 for the season, while Davidson evens its record at 2-2. UNC is back in action this weekend at the Santa Clara Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.
UNC will face UC-Santa Barbara at 10 a.m. PST and Creighton at 5 p.m. PST on Saturday, and Santa Clara on Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. PST.
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