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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-The Virginia volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at North Carolina, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, Friday evening at the Dean E. Smith Center.

With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 7-11 overall and 1-7 in ACC play, while the Tar Heels improved to 16-4 and 8-1 in conference play.

Freshman Sydney Shelton (Stockton, Calif.) had a season-high 17 digs, while senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) had a team-high 10 kills. Junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) added seven kills, five blocks and two service aces.

The Tar Heels hit 18 kills in the first set and never trailed on their way to a 25-21 win.

In the second set, UVa earned a 13-9 lead after back-to-back blocks, but the Tar Heels won five out of the next six points to force a Virginia timeout. After the two teams were tied at 16 apiece, UNC went on an 8-4 run and went on to win 25-23.

North Carolina held the ‘Hoos to a .103 hitting percentage in the third frame, closing out the match with a 25-20 triumph.

The Tar Heels had three players with 10 kills, including Emily McGee, who had a double double with 10 kills and 10 digs.

The Cavaliers return to action Saturday night when they play at NC State at 7 p.m.

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