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April 2, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia softball team (20-13, 6-0 ACC) remained unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play after edging No. 22 North Carolina Friday at The Park. Senior Nicole Koren hit two home runs in the winning effort, including what proved to be the game winner in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The win over North Carolina is the first for Virginia since the 2005 campaign; UNC had claimed the previous 14 meetings between the two teams. The victory also marks the fourth win for the Cavaliers over a ranked opponent this season.
The Tar Heels dropped to 26-12 overall, including a 4-6 mark in league play.
Virginia outhit UNC 8-7 in the contest, led by two-hit performances from both Koren and Alison Pittman, who notched two singles. Tacke also homered - her fifth of the season - while Clara Kendall, Lauren McCaskey and Abby Snyder also tallied hits.
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State swept an ACC doubleheader from Boston College at the Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium on Friday, April 2, by scores of 3-2 and 7-0. The victories push the Wolfpack to 22-15 (5-3 ACC) on the year, while the Eagles slide to 9-16 (0-5 ACC).
The first game of the afternoon served as the Pack's third-annual "Power in Pink" cancer fundraiser and awareness event, raising $2,254 for the Kay Yow / WBCA Cancer Fund.
"We had a great crowd today for our cancer awareness event," said head coach Lisa Navas. "I'm really proud of the kids for the way that they fought all day long."
The Pack took the opening contest by a 3-2 score. Lindsay Campana (15-5) picked up her fifth-straight decision, issuing five K's and allowing four hits. Nicole D'Argento (3-5) got hit with the loss.
ATLANTA - Junior Kristine Priebe went 4-for-6 with a home run and six RBI and freshman Hope Rush threw her second career no-hitter as the No. 10/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (31-5, 7-1 ACC) swept Virginia Tech (13-22, 2-6) in a doubleheader Friday night at Mewborn Field. The Yellow Jackets won game one 15-1 in five innings behind the Rush no-hitter and then took game two by a 3-1 score as sophomore Jessica Coan struck out 11.
The wins clinch the 13th straight ACC series for the Yellow Jackets. Rush (17-3) allowed just one unearned run in her second no-hitter against an ACC team as she walked three and struck out seven. Coan (8-1) was perfect for the first three innings and allowed one run on a solo home run in the fifth. She gave up four hits and one walk to go along with the 11 strikeouts in the complete game effort.
Junior Christy Jones, sophomore Kelsi Weseman and redshirt senior Jen Yee all had three hits apiece for Georgia Tech. Weseman and Yee each had two doubles and two RBI while Yee was intentionally walked three more times on the night.