The No. 6 North Carolina volleyball team swept N.C. State 3-0 behind a stifling attack (25-16, 25-11, 25-19).
The Tar Heels didn’t wait to flash their toughness and energy, jumping out to an 8-2 lead over the Wolfpack behind kills from redshirt senior Hayley McCorkle and defensive prowess from redshirt sophomore Taylor Leath. N.C. State narrowed the deficit to 15-11 with some quick kills to the back of the court, but a kill from Julia Scoles and a block from Hayley McCorkle effectively shut down the Wolfpack momentum.
North Carolina carried that same tough performance to the second set, bursting ahead of N.C. State for an 8-2 lead. N.C. State surged in response, going on a 7-1 run to tie the game at 9, but North Carolina remained undeterred, and went on a 14-2 run in response to take the set 25-11.
UNC topped off the night with a dominant third set. While the Wolfpack challenged the Tar Heels more consistently, North Carolina was unrelenting, and closed out the match with a 25-19 final set.