The North Carolina softball team is preparing for a critical series against visiting team Georgia Tech (20-24, 6-6 ACC) this weekend.
After dropping two of three games to N.C. State this past weekend, the Tar Heels, the ACC pre-season favorites, are finding it a bit harder to live up to their reputation.
“I feel like we kind of shot ourselves in the foot there a little bit in trying to win the regular season,” coach Donna Papa said.
The Tar Heels (34-15, 10-5 ACC) are three games behind Florida State in the conference standings with six conference games remaining in the schedule.
But senior Haleigh Dickey says the Tar Heels are staying confident.
“N.C. State was definitely a blunder along the way,” Dickey said.
“But I think that our win against ECU (Wednesday) is giving us momentum for the weekend.”
Dickey was referring to UNC’s 8-0 dismantling of the Pirates,
in which she had five RBIs.