Monday, September 1st, 2014

ACC Softball Falls On Its Face


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Maybe it was the luck of the draw, but the ACC, as a conference crapped the proverbial bed over the weekend. Headed into the weekend the ACC had 5 teams in the NCAA Softball Regionals. Headed out of the weekend all teams were eliminated.

Best Hope:

Georgia Tech – Led by ACC player of the year, Jen Yee and hosting a regional in Atlanta, I figured that the Yellow Jackets would get things done. I was sorely mistaken.

Solid Hopes:

North Carolina – The Tar Heels lasted the longest, and perhaps had the toughest assignment of any ACC softball team. UNC traveled to Seattle and battled defending national champion Washington.

Florida State – I’ll have more on the overall season and direction in the future for the Noles later this week, but suffice it to say that losing to Radford was disappointing. Georgia is a good softball team, no doubt, but they were beatable as the Noles proved earlier in the year winning 4-3.

VirginiaThe Cavaliers were ousted quickly, going only 1-2 on the weekend.

Happy To Be There:

Maryland – I never expected much from the Terps. Kudos to them for hosting a regional, but too bad for them national seed Oklahoma came to visit and dominated the round.

Overall, the ACC did the “epic fail” by going 7-10 over the weekend. I’ll be back to explain more about the Noles in particular why this season is a step in the right direction even if it was a bit disappointing.

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