CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The BYU women's softball team came back after a 9-3 loss to No. 23 Georgia, led by a no-hitter performance from Christina Gwyn-Trice in a 1-0 win over Campbell.
The win advances the Cougars to the Regional Championship against Georgia today at 11 a.m. MDT at Anderson Stadium in Chapel Hill.
Gwyn-Trice tied a career-high with 14 strikeouts. She remained perfect through four innings until she hit a batter in the fifth.
"I could tell she had it in her from the first inning," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We just kept hitting right to the Campbell players, so it was great to have her step up and control the game the way she did."
Despite runners reaching first in every inning, BYU (44-19) was unable to bring a runner home until the fifth inning. Freshman Kristin Delahoussaye got a walk and senior Daniela Snow hit a stand-up double to the centerfield wall to bring in Delahoussaye.
Only one Campbell runner reached first again, off a fielding error.
Against Georgia BYU was not as fortunate.
The Cougar pitching staff was unable to control the game, giving up a combined nine runs on 12 hits and nine walks. Gwyn-Trice got the loss.
"We are looking forward to revenge," Eakin said. "I think that we owe them something."