RALEIGH — The North Carolina volleyball team might have finally turned the corner.
After starting the 2015 season with a record of 4-7, the Tar Heels entered Wednesday's match with two consecutive sweeps over ACC foes. And against interstate rival N.C. State (12-5, 1-4 ACC), their winning ways continued.
UNC (7-7, 4-1 ACC) swept the Wolfpack in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-22) to extend its winning streak to three matches.
The entire contest was neck-and-neck, but behind the aggressive play of middle hitter Victoria McPherson, the Tar Heels claimed all three sets. The senior led the team in kills and points and scored the match-winning point to silence the Wolfpack.
“I just want to put the ball away.” McPherson said. “And that’s become my mindset — that every time I get the opportunity to help the team, I want to utilize that.”