banner
North Carolina

VB: UNC, Cal To Meet In NCAA First Round

Posted November 25, 2012

North Carolina Logo

— The North Carolina volleyball team will head to Ames, Iowa, for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament where the Tar Heels will face familiar postseason foe California in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The winner of that first round match will play the winner of the Iowa State- IPFW match on Friday, Nov. 30. The second round winner in Ames, Iowa, will move on to the regional site of Berkeley, Calif., which will be held Dec. 7 and 8.

"We are delighted to be in the tournament once again," UNC head coach Joe Sagula said. "I'm a little amused in having to play Cal-Berkeley three times in a row, and I'm sure they are as well. We're excited to be playing, and we feel like we're in a position to go out an play our best in Ames. I'm sure that Iowa State will do an outstanding job as a host, and we're looking forward to facing some really good competition."

This will be the third straight year UNC plays Cal in the NCAA Tournament. In 2010, the Tar Heels lost to the Golden Bears 3-0 in Berkeley, Calif., in the second round after defeating Mississippi 3-1 in the first round. Last year, Carolina topped Cal 3-2 in the first round in Malibu, Calif., before losing a 3-0 match to host Pepperdine in the second round.

This is North Carolina's 14th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, with the team's highest finish coming in a 2002 Sweet Sixteen appearance where the Tar Heels dropped a 3-0 match to Hawaii in Lincoln, Neb.

UNC finished the regular season with a 25-5 record overall and 16-4 to finish third in ACC play. The Tar Heels were No. 14 in NCAA RPI.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 4
GWI 2
 
Final
DUR 1
GWI 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
LEH
DUR
 
Final
DET 8
CLE 6
Final
CIN 2
CHC 5
Final
TAM 5
TOR 1
Final
MIA 6
WAS 2
Final
PHI 5
ATL 4
Final
BAL 18
BOS 7
Final
MIL 6
STL 3
Final
CWS 5
KAN 3
Final
ANA 4
TEX 5
Final
OAK 6
HOU 7
Final
SDP 3
LOS 1
Final
SEA 2
MIN 4
Final
ARI 0
PIT 8
4:10pm Sunday
COL 0
SFG 0
Final
NYY 6
NYM 4
6:10pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
6:10pm Tonight
BOS
TOR
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CWS
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
TAM
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
PIT
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PHI
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
COL
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
Final
BOS 93
CLE 101
Final
SAN 105
LAC 114
Final
WAS 125
TOR 94
Final
DAL 121
HOU 109
7:00pm Tonight
BRK
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
MIL
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
MEM
 
Final
MIN 4
STL 1
Final
OTT 0
MON 2
7:00pm Tonight
DET
TAM
 
7:30pm Tonight
WAS
NYI
 
Final
DUR 4
GWI 2
 
Final
DUR 1
GWI 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
LEH
DUR