N.C. State Opens Regional Play Against Sacred Heart

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - NC State earned the top seed in the Raleigh regional, and will be joined by two-seed Vanderbilt, three-seed UNC Wilmington, and four-seed Sacred Heart this weekend.

With Raleigh already named a regional host on Sunday, the Wolfpack awaited the NCAA’s bracket announcement Monday to find out which teams will visit Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Pack (39-17) ended up with a Friday date against Sacred Heart (25-30), and a game against either Vanderbilt (33-26) or UNC Wilmington (38-21) on Saturday.

If NC State advances out of the Raleigh regional, it will take on the winner of the Gainesville regional, either Florida (42-18), Georgia Tech (36-24), Charleston (37-20), or Bethune-Cookman (34-25).

RALEIGH REGIONAL (all times Eastern)
Friday, June 1
Game 1: #2 Vanderbilt vs. #3 UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m.
Game 2: #1 NC State vs. #4 Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Game 3: Losers from Games 1 and 2, 2 p.m.
Game 4: Winners from Games 1 and 2, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 3
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 6 p.m.

Monday, June 4 (if necessary)
Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 1 p.m.

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The other two teams in the Raleigh regional are two seed Vanderbilt and three seed UNC-Wilmington. The Commodores and Seahawks also play on Friday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

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