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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team has announced its fall schedule, which begins 11 a.m. Saturday with the Blue-Orange intrasquad scrimmage.

“We are just finishing up our second week of lifting and conditioning, which is a large part of our identity as a team,” head coach Eileen Schmidt said. “The program we work has a lot to do with discipline and mental toughness, two attributes you must have to succeed both on the field and in the classroom. We are also wrapping up our first individual skill sessions.”

Following the Blue-Orange scrimmage, Virginia will head to Allentown, Pa., to participate in the Carole Weil Tournament for three games on Sept. 26. Those opponents include Division II national champion Bloomsburg, as well as Seton Hall and St. Joseph’s.

The month of October includes three games against Bridgewater (Oct. 11) and a doubleheader with George Mason (Oct. 17) at The Park.

Team practice begins Sept. 14 for the Cavaliers, who return 11 letterwinners, including seven starters.

“The fall schedule looks great,” Schmidt said. “We are excited to take this young group on the road in September. We are extremely versatile, so it is going to be a competitive fall. Like anything at UVa, it is all about taking advantage of the opportunities before us, getting after it and enjoying what we do.”

2009 Virginia Softball Fall Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Sept. 19

Blue vs. Orange Scrimmage

11 a.m.
Sept. 26 at Carole Weil Tournament (Allentown, Pa.)
Bloomsburg 11:30 a.m.
Seton Hall 1:15 p.m.
St. Joseph’s 4 p.m.
Oct. 11 Bridgewater 12/2/4 p.m.
Oct. 17 George Mason 12:30/2:30 p.m.

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