NCAA Softball ACCtion: Thursday, May 16

May 16, 2013

Eugene Regional

Heels Advance With 3-2 Extra-Inning Win 

EUGENE, Ore. - North Carolina opened NCAA play Thursday with a 3-2 victory in eight innings over No. 25 Wisconsin, led by Lori Spingola's stellar work in the circle and tough defensive play in the field.

Spingola, who tallied her 30th win of the season with today's victory, fanned eight while giving up just four hits and three walks and only one earned run to help Carolina top the Badgers, who took the win over UNC in an earlier meeting this season. 

UNC, now 40-19, will face the winner of Thursday's second game, No. 3 host Oregon vs. BYU. That game will take place Friday at 5 p.m. ET after Wisconsin plays the loser of game two at 11 a.m.