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PROVO -- The BYU women's softball team (42-18) is scheduled to face No. 13 North Carolina (50-10-1) at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the first game of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Tournament.
The double-elimination Tournament will continue through Saturday. The Chapel Hill Region is one of two regions that play a Thursday to Saturday format.
No. 23 Georgia (43-22) is the top seed in the Chapel Hill Region. Georgia will play Campbell (41-23) in the first round of the Regional.
BYU is 4-7 against top-25 opponents this season. The Cougars four wins against ranked opponents came against teams outside of the top-10, where they are 4-2. Against top-10 teams BYU is 0-5 this season. BYU has not broken into the top-25 polls this season, but has received votes all season.
North Carolina, the Regional host school and is the Regional's second seed, recorded its first 50-win season and is making its sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The Tar Heels hold a 6-12 mark in the post season.
BYU is 4-8 in its four years of NCAA competition. After recording defeating Cal Poly 9-0 in the first round of the Regional BYU lost to Arizona State 1-7. The Cougars rallied after the loss and defeated Southern Utah 10-5 to propel BYU to its furthest post-season appearance. In the Regional Championship game The Cougars matched Arizona State with a 3-3 tie after three innings, but gave the Sun Devils the lead with back-to-back homers in the fourth. BYU was unable to overcome the deficit and lost 3-6.
Following their first Regional game, BYU will play again on Saturday with the opponent and time depending upon the first round results.
Livestats and BYU NCAA softball information will be available on www.byucougars.com.
For more information, please see the multi-page PDF at the top of this release.
Thursday, May 15
1:00 p.m.Game 1: No. 1 Georgia 9, No. 4 Campbell0
3:30 p.m.Game 2: No. 2 North Carolina 0, No. 3 BYU 3
Friday, May 16
1:00 p.m.Game 3: Georgia vs. BYU
3:30 p.m.Game 4: Campbell vs. North Carolina
6:00 p.m.Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Saturday, May 17
1:00 p.m.Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
3:30 p.m.Game 7: If necessary