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Feb. 14, 1998

Virginia Splits 1998 Season Opener

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Virginia softball team began its 1998 season by splitting a pair of games with Campbell University. The Cavaliers won the first game 4-1, before dropping the second game by a score of 7-2.

UVa head softball coach Cheryl Sprangel and her staff began their coaching debut at Virginia with a bang, as they guided the Cavaliers to victory in game one. Stacey Zagol was spectacular in Virginia's win. She pitched an outstanding game, striking out seven batters while allowing only one earned run. Zagol received some offensive help from her teammates. Beth Crimi

(2-3) gathered two RBI while recording a double and a single. Stacy Holmes (1-3) and Jen Krill each gathered an RBI in the win.

In the second game, Christina Quinn took the mound for Virginia. She recorded five strikeouts and scattered four hits in her outing. On the offensive end, first-year player Meaghan Young (2-3) collected a double, single and gathering an RBI. Stacy Holmes (2-4) and Julie Amaon (2-4) each hit a double and a single in the loss.

With the split in the doubleheader, Virginia's record is 1-1 overall. The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, (Feb. 15) as they face UNC-Greensboro in a doubleheader. Game one is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

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