This past weekend, the North Carolina softball team (28-25, 15-8 ACC) split a two-game affair in New York against Syracuse (28-19, 9-12 ACC) in its final conference series of the regular season.
Whether on the mound or at the plate, sophomore pitcher Brittany Pickett can do it all.
“Being a freshman, I feel like I wanted to pull some weight for my teammates," said first-year Parkinson, "and to just do it for them.”
After opening the weekend with an 0-3 record in the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina softball team (7-13) came alive offensively in its fourth game with eight hits to oust Harvard, 6-1.
This year, Virginia is the top team in the ACC and the NCAA, and it will look to bring home the school’s first men’s basketball national championship.
Bye-bye losing streak. The North Carolina women’s basketball team avenged a January loss against Boston College and broke their losing streak, advancing in the ACC Tournament with notable performances from redshirt junior Paris Kea and ACC Freshman of the Year Janelle Bailey. “All of my family was here, and some friends were in the stands,” Kea said. “I had Greensboro on my back today.” “It’s surreal to me,” Bailey said of her award. “It’s crazy to think about, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and my coaches.” North Carolina will have a chance to avenge a pair of losses against fifth-seeded N.C. State Thursday morning at 11 a.m.
The UNC women's basketball team had their ninth consecutive loss after falling 70-54 against Duke, which powered ahead by outscoring the Tar Heels in the third quarter.
One of the top rivalries in college women’s lacrosse, between the two teams that have won the last five national championships, came down to a first-year and a senior. First-year attacker Jamie Ortega found senior midfielder Marie McCool, who found the goal to lead the No. 8 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team to a 16-15 overtime win over No. 1 Maryland.
Coach Donna J. Papa says that UNC softball player Brittany Pickett "has to reinvent herself" this season, even though she's worn quite a few hats over the years.
The last time that the Pittsburgh men’s basketball team came to Chapel Hill was on Jan. 31 of last year. In that game, Cameron Johnson scored 24 points for the Panthers and North Carolina pulled out an 80-78 win.