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Oct. 18, 2000

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina freshman outside hitter Nicole Reis tallied 18 kills in just two games to lead the Tar Heels to a 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 18-16) victory over Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball action Tuesday evening (October 17) at Carmichael Auditorium. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 9-11 overall and 4-5 in the ACC. ACC-leading North Carolina improves to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the conference.

Virginia fourth-year middle Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) led the Cavaliers with 17 kills and added 11 digs and three blocks. Zwarich increased her team-leading kills and blocks totals to 345 and 92, respectively. First-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) recorded her eighth-consecutive double-double and 14th of the season with 10 kills and 15 digs. She also notched a team-high five blocks. Third-year utility player Jenny Harmon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) also recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs.

Reis, who did not play in the first game, registered four kills in the second game and 14 in the decisive third game for the Tar Heels. Sophomore outside hitter Laura Greene also totaled 18 kills for UNC and added 16 digs. Senior outside hitter Casey Simpson posted 16 kills and 15 digs, while sophomore setter Eve Rackham contributed 58 set assists.

North Carolina jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first game and cruised to a 15-7 victory. The final two games were close two-point affairs. In the second game, UVa took a 10-6 advantage, but the Tar Heels came back to grab a 12-10 lead. The `Hoos tied the game at 12-12 and 13-13 before succumbing 15-13. After trailing 3-0 in the third game, Virginia came back to take a 9-6 lead. The Tar Heels stormed back to take a 14-10 lead, but UVa rallied to tie the match at 14-14. The match was tied again at 15-15 and 16-16 before North Carolina pulled out the 18-16 victory.

The Cavaliers return to action on Friday, October 20 when they travel to Raleigh, N.C. for a 7:30 p.m. ACC match against North Carolina State.

North Carolina 3, Virginia 0Game Scores                  1    2    3  --  Final ScoreVirginia (9-11, 4-5)         7   13   16  --  0North Carolina (18-4, 8-1)  15   15   18  --  3Time of Match:  2:05Attendance:  350
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