The North Carolina volleyball team traveled to Springfield, Mo., to compete in the JQH Invitational this past weekend.
The team won its first two matches against Ohio and Southeast Missouri State on Friday. During Saturday’s matches, the Tar Heels fell to Texas A&M and Missouri State.
After the tournament, the team’s season record stands at 4-3. The four matches are summarized below.
OPPONENT: Ohio University
IN 2009: 27-7, 15-1 Mid-American Conference
RESULT: UNC won 25-16, 25-22, 25-23
SUMMARY: The Tar Heels showed consistent play against the Bobcats in the opening match of the JQH Invitational. Senior middle blocker Christine Vaughen led the team with nine kills, while junior libero Kaylie Gibson earned 12 digs to help UNC win in three sets.
PIVOTAL POINT: Scoring streaks early in the first and second sets helped the Tar Heels gain momentum and pull ahead of the Bobcats.
NOTEWORTHY: Setters Erica Behm and Cora Harms tallied a combined 33 assists. Middle blocker Shelby Bleke earned a career-high seven kills.