It wasn’t pretty, but the North Carolina volleyball team picked up the victory in its final spring match, beating N.C. State 3-1 on Saturday.
While the team looked sloppy at times, it was able to come together as a unit when it counted and showed why it was the 2016 ACC champion.
“Spring is always nice to get that experience playing in a really low pressure situation” 2016 ACC Player of the Year Taylor Leath said. “You’re playing against different competition, so it’s not just another team of us on the other side of the court. When you go into the fall, you want to have that foundation.”
The team certainly has that foundation, with Leath returning as well as second team All-ACC middle hitter Taylor Fricano and ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Scoles.
In fact, there is very good reason to believe the Tar Heels will be even better next year than their 29-4 mark of last season. And the players believe it, too.