May 7, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Virginia softball team is the third seed in the 10th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Tournament which will be held May 11-13 at Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh, N.C. The Cavaliers (51-15, 4-4 ACC) begin play in the five-team, double elimination tournament when they play second-seeded North Carolina (34-17-1, 6-2 ACC) in the second game of the tourney on Friday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Florida State (52-8, 7-1 ACC), ranked 17th in the nation, is the top seed, while Georgia Tech (24-27, 2-6 ACC) is the fourth seed. Maryland (37-21, 1-7 ACC) is the fifth seed.
With a win in the first game against North Carolina, UVa would move to the winners bracket and play on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. A loss would move Virginia into the lower half of the bracket and it would play on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
The Cavaliers were the fourth seed in the tournament the past three years and advanced to the championship game each of those seasons. Virginia has played in the championship game of the ACC tournament six times in the nine-year history of the tournament. The 'Hoos won the 1994 ACC Tournament by defeating Florida State 3-0 in the title game.
The 2001 ACC Softball Tournament schedule.
Friday, May 11 Game 1 #4 Georgia Tech vs. #5 Maryland 3:00 p.m. Game 2 #2 North Carolina vs. #3 Virginia 5:00 p.m. Game 3 Game 1 Winner vs. #1 Florida State 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Game 4 Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser 1:00 p.m. Game 5 Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner 3:00 p.m. Game 6 Game 4 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Game 7 Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner 11:00 a.m. Game 8 Game 5 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner 1:00 p.m. Game 9 If Necessary (Game 5 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner) 4:30 p.m.
(Game 8 is the Championship Game, unless the winner of Game 5 loses Game 8, then Game 9 becomes the Championship Game.)
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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