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March 8, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The doubleheader softball games between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Campbell Camels scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 has been cancelled. Inclement weather, poor field conditions and schedule conflictions led to the cancelation of the contests. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Buies Creek, N.C., beginning at 2:00 p.m. The doubleheader may possibly be rescheduled for a later date this season.

The Cavaliers will now shift their focus on UVa’s upcoming spring break trip. Virginia will head south and will make stops in Tallahassee, Fla. and Tampa, Fla. over the course of the week. UVa will begin the haul with a visit to Florida State University, where the Cavaliers will compete in the 1999 Tallahassee Democrat FSU Invitational, which is hosted by FSU. 24 teams will make up the tournament field at the Invite. Virginia is scheduled to play Miami-Ohio at 11:00 a.m. and Mississippi at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12 at New Messer Field. Following those two contests, the Cavaliers will taken on the 1998 Defending National Champion Fresno State Bulldogs on Sunday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. at Lady Seminole Field. Fresno State is currently ranked #3 in the country. Following UVa’s contest with the Bulldogs, Virginia will then advance to the tournament pool portion of the schedule which is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14.

The Cavaliers will remain in Tallahassee, Fla. to face the Iowa State Cyclones in a doubleheader on Monday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. before playing their first Atlantic Coast Conference contest against Florida State on Tuesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. The ACC meeting with FSU is a doubleheader.

Virginia will then travel to Tampa, Fla. to the University of South Florida to face the University of New Mexico in a doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19. UVa will then square-off against the homestanding South Florida Bulls on Saturday, March 20 in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Cavaliers currently stand 8-9 overall on the season. Virginia is coming off back-to-back losses to Eastern Michigan (6-3) and North Carolina (9-1) in the UVa Cavalier Classic Tournament. UVa has put together a three and a four-game winning streak earlier this season, and started the 99 season off by winning four of their first five contests. Virginia will look to rebound from its recent losses by stringing together another win streak during the spring break trip.

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