On Wednesday afternoon, the North Carolina softball team traveled to Elon University and fell at the hands of the Phoenix, 2-1.
The Tar Heels (3-2) had many opportunities to score, but were unable to capitalize with runners on base in key situations.
The team fell behind early in the second inning when centerfielder Kara Shutt drove in teammate Tia Mitchell with a double. The Phoenix (3-2) doubled the lead with a single from Hannah Olson that scored Shutt.
In the fourth, UNC got a run back. Micaela Abbatine entered the game as a pinch runner and scored on a throwing error, committed on a fly ball out. Neither team scored for the remainder of the game, as the Phoenix went on to win, 2-1.
Lack of execution by UNC was a recurring theme, and the team left several runners on base despite four errors from Elon.