But on Sunday, the Tar Heels’ 18-game winning streak against the ACC came to an end with a 3-0 loss against Pittsburgh (25-23, 25-18, 25-23).
UNC started off strong in its ACC opener on Friday, defeating Virginia Tech 3-1 (25-15, 26-28, 25-15, 25-7). But the Tar Heels (4-7, 1-1 ACC) failed to carry this momentum to their Sunday match against Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH - 3
NORTH CAROLINA - 0
“We had a great attitude on Friday against Virginia Tech,” said senior setter Jordyn Schnabl. “We need to be able to maintain that same level for two whole matches in a weekend, not just one.”
Coach Joe Sagula credited the victory over Virginia Tech to strong serving and passing. The Tar Heels outhit the Hokies .313 to .087 and posted 12 blocks.