Maryland Volleyball Drops Match To North Carolina, 3-1
Oct. 2, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Maryland volleyball team dropped a four-game match to North Carolina (30-23, 30-22, 21-30, 30-16) Saturday night at Carmichael Auditorium in Chapel Hill, N.C. With the loss, the Terps are now 6-7 (1-2 ACC) on the season, while North Carolina improved to 9-7 (4-1 ACC).
The Terrapins never seemed to find their offensive rhythm in game one, as they hit .000 as a team and the Tar Heels jumped out to a 17-8 lead. The Terps, led by Treadwell with three first-game kills, chipped away at the lead and pulled within four points at 25-21, but North Carolina put the game away, 30-23.
In game two, the Terrapins were outhit, .174 to .070, and could not overcome another early deficit as the Tar Heels took the game, 30-22.
Maryland got an offensive spark in game three in the form of freshman Jade Brown, who made her collegiate debut. The dynamic outside hitter posted five third-game kills and also had a dig in her first appearance in a Terp uniform. Treadwell also had the hot hand in the third game, as she blasted nine kills to lead the Terps to a 30-21 victory.
The Terps found themselves playing catch-up again in the fourth game, as Carolina led by an 11-5 margin early in the game. Again the early deficit proved too much and Carolina clinched the match with a 30-16 victory.
North Carolina was led by Molly Pyles, who had 19 kills and 18 digs for the Tar Heels.
Maryland wraps up its four-match road swing Sunday in Raleigh, as the Terps and Wolfpack are set to tangle at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.