April 17, 2014
|Virginia vs. Notre Dame|
|Date/Time||April 18-19, 2014 | Fri. 4 p.m. | Sat. Noon|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
|Gametracker||Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia softball team closes out its home ACC schedule this weekend (April 18-19) against No. 22 Notre Dame at The Park. Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start, while Saturday’s first pitch is slated for noon.
There will be a special ceremony before Saturday’s game to honor the Cavaliers’ three seniors, Marcy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.), Stephanie Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Karli Johnson (Lovettsville, Va.).
Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free to the public. Live statistics for all three games will available at VirginiaSports.com. Saturday is also a CavMan’s Crew day at The Park where there will be face painting and balloon artists for youth in attendance. After the game, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt.
The Cavaliers (6-35, 1-19 ACC) come into the weekend after being swept by Virginia Tech in a three-game series April 12-13 in Blacksburg, Va. Last time at The Park, Virginia swept Delaware State, 8-0 and 2-0, on April 9. Sophomore Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) pitched the first two shutouts of her career and freshman Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) hit two home runs against the Hornets.
Notre Dame comes to Charlottesville with a 26-9 record (6-4 ACC) after splitting a pair of games with No. 9 Florida State in Notre Dame, Ind., on April 13. The Fighting Irish are led by Karley Wester, who is hitting .440, while Laura Winter is 16-4 with a 2.29 ERA.
Up next, the Cavaliers conclude their 2014 home schedule with James Madison in a doubleheader on April 22 at 5 p.m. and Liberty in a twin bill on April 23 at 4 p.m.
Prime Opportunity Eludes CavaliersWomen's Basketball2/18/18Virginia, which lost Sunday to ACC rival Miami at John Paul Jones Arena, has two regular-season games remaining, both on the road.Jackson Comfortable in Leading RoleWomen's Lacrosse2/16/18As a sophomore last season, Maggie Jackson led the Cavaliers in points, ground balls and draw controls and tied for the lead in assists.Eikhoff Eager to Assume Larger RoleBaseball2/15/18No. 15 Virginia, which opens the season Friday against No. 22 Central Florida, is counting on production from junior infield Nate Eikhoff.
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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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