After defeating N.C. State 3-1 in September, the UNC volleyball team was swept on Wednesday night by the Wolfpack.
Both North Carolina teams came out strong on the offensive in the first set. The teams battled back and forth, shifting the score and the momentum various times throughout the beginning of the set.
The Tar Heels (7-18, 3-13 ACC) managed to keep the score within a few points of N.C. State (14-12, 8-8 ACC) until they reached 22 points. At that point, the Wolfpack gained possession and dominated to finish the set 25-22.
The loss of the first set did not deter the Tar Heels. They came out with the same fire and determination heading into the second set, but dropped another.
With the pressure and intensity increasing and the score tied at 22-22, both teams traded a pair of points. N.C. State took control of the set and closed it out, 26-24.
After losing the second set, UNC was unable to regain their focus and momentum. It let the Wolfpack take control of the third set early on and later clinch the final set, 25-16.
Who stood out?
Junior Skylar Wine led the team offensively with 11 kills on the night. Aristea Tontai, an opposite hitter, was close behind Wine with six kills of her own.