The No. 22 North Carolina volleyball team’s hot streak continues.
UNC (19-8, 16-2 ACC) captured its 11th straight win in a 3-0 sweep (25-23, 25-22, 25-13) over Virginia (18-11, 10-8 ACC) on Saturday night in Charlottesville.
“The victory tonight was huge. It was their senior night, and they had a lot of energy and a lot of emotion. I think that we matched that and, at most points, exceeded that,” redshirt first-year Taylor Leath said.
In the first set, the Tar Heels quickly jumped to a 7-2 lead, but the Cavaliers battled to eventually take the lead 17-15. With the game then tied at 21, a block by seniors Leigh Andrew and Victoria McPherson gave UNC set point, and a kill by Andrew finished the set.
The drama continued in the second set, which saw 11 ties and five lead changes. After trailing 9-5, the Tar Heels fought back to tie the game at 9-9. With the game again tied at 21, two Virginia errors and two kills by Leath sealed the deal for UNC, who took a 2-0 lead in the match.