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Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports Notes

With a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops Georgia Tech in the Series Opener

Despite Georgia Tech scoring first, a four-run fourth inning clinched the 4-2 win for UNC in the series opener over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Friday. Brittany Pickett tossed six strikeouts in her third complete game of the week to improve to 25-9 on the season. Megan Dray led UNC's offense with a two-run double in the fourth while Leah Murray went 2-for-3. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Softball Beats ECU, 4-3

With every North Carolina batter recording a hit, the Tar Heels defeated East Carolina, 4-3, Wednesday evening, thanks to Brittany Pickett's go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Not only did Pickett go the distance in the circle, she sent her fourth home run of the season to center in the sixth inning, securing Carolina's 4-3 win to improve to 26-21 on the season. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Reinventing Her Way To Success

After tossing a complete-game shutout against N.C. State in Friday's series opener, Brittany Pickett registered another Monday. By doing so, she became the first Tar Heel to throw two complete-game shutouts in the same ACC series since Lori Spingola against Florida State in 2011. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Pickett's outings were how they differed. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Blanks Wolfpack 8-0 for Series Win

The Tar Heels set the tone early, scoring six runs in the first two innings en route to a 8-0 shutout victory over NC State for the series win on Monday evening. Brittany Pickett not only pitched her second complete-game shutout of the series, but also went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and the game-winning RBI-single in the sixth to tie a single-game career high. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Kenny Selmon waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Shuts Out NC State in Series Opener, 6-0

Highlighted by Brittany Pickett's ten strikeouts, North Carolina clinched the series opener over NC State, 6-0, limiting the Wolfpack to four hits on Friday. The Tar Heels scored in the first inning and extended their lead to five in the second to solidify the win and improve to 24-20 and 12-4 in ACC play. Pickett's 10 Ks matched a career single-game high. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Falls at JMU in Midweek Matchup

Despite Kiani Ramsey's multi-hit game, the Tar Heels dropped a nonconference matchup at James Madison, 9-0 Wednesday. Brittany Pickett made her 25th start in the circle for North Carolina in the loss. Hannah Nommensen struck out one in 2.2 innings of relief. The Tar Heels return home to host NC State for a three-game series Friday, Saturday and Monday. (GoHeels.com)

Parkinson Homers as UNC Softball Blanks Longwood

Led by the bats of freshmen Megan Dray and Sierra Parkinson, and Brittany Pickett in the circle, North Carolina shut out Longwood, 3-0, on Tuesday for the Tar Heels' seventh shutout of the season. Dray drove in the game-winning run in the fourth inning on an RBI-single while Parkinson slugged her first career home run to ensure the UNC victory. (GoHeels.com)

Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Morgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Walks Off for Series Sweep of Virginia Tech

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Sierra Parkinson sent a two-run single to center for the 4-3 walk-off win and UNC's third comeback victory of the weekend over Virginia Tech en route to Sunday's series sweep (Highlights). With the win, UNC improves to 22-19 on the season and remains atop the ACC Coastal with a 11-4 league mark. (GoHeels.com)

Clutch Hitting Propels UNC Softball Past Hokies in Doubleheader Sweep

Despite Virginia Tech scoring first in both games, UNC swept the doubleheader for a pair of comeback wins, scoring 12 runs on Friday. Sierra Parkinson drove in the game-winning run for the 2-1 victory in game one. The Tar Heels' offense exploded in game two for the 10-2 victory, thanks to Kiani Ramsey's first career home run and first UNC grand slam of the season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Comes Up Short to UNCG in 10 innings

Despite an early 2-0 lead, North Carolina and UNCG battled through 10 innings Wednesday, but the Spartans took the 4-3 win at Anderson Stadium. Kiani Ramsey led UNC's offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Five Tar Heels each logged a hit while Kristina Burkhardt and Goodman drove in a run apiece. The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech Friday through Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Wike Garners Second ACC Softball Player of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, North Carolina senior Taylor Wike has been named the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. This is the fourth weekly honor for the Tar Heels in 2018. With two hits in each game, Wike led Carolina's offense to a 3-1 week on the road with a .571 average and a .647 on-base percentage. (GoHeels.com)

Jamie Ortega's Big Day, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

In climbing back from a 6-2 deficit to defeat Notre Dame 13-12 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels received a stellar effort from Jamie Ortega, who played one of the best games by a freshman in program history. Ortega scored a career-high six goals, which marked the most goals by a UNC true freshman in at least the last 20 seasons. (GoHeels.com)

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