5/11/2012 8:09pm

Softball team eliminated from ACC tournament

After the North Carolina softball team’s 10-4 victory Thursday against quarterfinal opponent Boston College, coach Donna Papa said average defense and inconsistent pitching from Lori Spingola didn’t bother her as long as her team was hitting well. But against Virginia Tech in the ACC tournament semifinals Friday, it wasn’t.

4/8/2012 8:02pm

Wednesday's match between UNC Women's Tennis against N.C. State Wolfpack

Tar Heels bounce back, sweep Virginia

Playing with a chip on its shoulder following a 2-1 series loss against Florida State, the North Carolina softball team beat Virginia three times for its first sweep of the season.

3/21/2012 10:34pm

Wednesday's match between UNC Women's Tennis against N.C. State Wolfpack

UNC softball shuts out South Carolina

Haleigh Dickey hit a grand slam to give North Carolina a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday, but the first inning was much closer than the 8-0 final score may suggest.

4/20/2011 4:43pm

UNC softball takes the Elon Phoenix with consistent offense

In an 11-4 blowout victory against Elon on Wednesday night, the North Carolina softball team flexed its offensive muscle early. But the seven runs it scored in the first two innings didn’t come off power swings. Coming off four straight losses, including a sweep at the hands of No. 22 Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels came into the game with their focus on the fundamentals.

4/20/2011 4:42pm

UNC softball pushes past Phoenix 11-4

North Carolina softball coach Donna Papa likes her team to imagine each hit pushing its opponent down. And the Tar Heels used that mentality to claim a decisive 11-4 win against the Elon Phoenix Wednesday night at Anderson Stadium.