CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Tar Heels swept Virginia Tech 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) for the second time this season, improving to 23-5 (14-4 ACC) while remaining undefeated at home (13-0). Freshman Paige Neunfeldt led UNC with 15 kills and two blocks, while senior Emily McGee had nine kills and 15 digs with a block.
"It's great to come out of this with a 3-0 win," UNC head coach Joe Sagula said. "I don't think we played as sharp as we wanted to be, but I think we found ways to be successful in each game with different people."
"We know we can be better, and we want to keep improving ourselves in the next matches to come," Sagula said.
The Tar Heels took set one 25-20, led by six kills from Neuenfeldt and two aces from freshman Jordyn Schnabl. McGee recorded five digs, and senior Cora Harms had nine assists while Schnabl added five.
Virginia Tech controlled the first part of set two, but the Tar Heels started pulling away after evening the score at 16. UNC hit a strong .314 through the frame, as Neuenfeldt had four kills and two blocks and freshman Victoria McPherson added four kills and a solo block. Harms and McGee tallied four digs each, and sophomore Chaniel Nelson added two blocks for Carolina.
North Carolina finished out the match with a 25-21 final set, as McGee tallied five kills, six digs and a block to lead the Tar Heels. Neuenfeldt also added five kills as UNC hit .286 while limiting the Hokies to just .133 in the final frame.
UNC will have just one more home regular season match after Saturday, concluding with NC State on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m.