The University of Louisville softball team won its first game in the NCAA Regional on Friday night, edging IPFW 2-1 at Ulmer Stadium.
The Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and then Rachel Le Coq worked out of a jam in the seventh.
U of L (47-11) will now play UAB, a 6-3 winner over UCLA, on Saturday in the 2 p.m. game with the two first game losers' playing at 4:30 p.m. There will be a losers' bracket game at 7:30 p.m. in the double-elimination contest.
Le Coq (22-7) finished the game allowing just three hits and one run, while striking out five and walking one.
Right fielder Hannah Kiyohara drove in the first run for U of L in the fifth inning, while Jennifer Esteban drove in the game-winning with a line drive up the middle.
U of L had six hits and also had two errors in the game.