Feb. 15, 2018
|Virginia at Madeira Beach Invitational|
|Date/Time||Feb. 16 – 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 – 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 – 9 a.m.
|Location||Madeira Beach, Fla.|
|Notes||Week Two Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia softball continues its season-opening road trip with five games this weekend at the EMU Madeira Beach Invitational.
The Cavaliers (2-3) open their second weekend of action with a twin bill against Ohio (0-0) and Lipscomb (2-0). Virginia will then play a split doubleheader against George Mason (0-0) and UNCG (3-1) on Saturday before closing the weekend against Eastern Michigan (0-0) on Sunday.
Live stats will be available for all five games on VirginiaSports.com.
Friday vs. Ohio – 11 a.m.
Friday vs. Lipscomb – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday vs. George Mason – 11 a.m.
Saturday vs. UNCG – 4 p.m.
Sunday vs. Eastern Michigan – 9 a.m.
- Virginia heads to Florida for the EMU Madeira Beach Invitational where the Cavaliers will play five games in three days for a second-consecutive week.
- The Hoos enter the weekend after going 2-3 at the Cowgirl Classic to open the year. Virginia ended opening weekend with a 14-run explosion in its win over Southern.
- After facing three new opponents in the first week of play, the Cavaliers face another first-time foe in Lipscomb on Friday.
- Olivia Gott and Allison Davis each had six hits to lead the Hoos on the weekend. Davis also launched the game-winner against HBU, a two-run shot, to give Virginia its first victory of the season.
- One area the Hoos will aim to improve is in the circle, where the Cavaliers issued 41 walks on opening weekend.
- Allison Davis hit .429 on opening weekend with a pair of doubles and a home run.
- Lacy Smith racked up eight RBI to lead the Hoos, including a career-high five RBI against Southern.
- Freshman Madi Traver had her first two hits go for solo home runs. She is the first freshman to accomplish the feat since at least 1985.
- Fellow freshman Kate Covington racked up five hits and a pair of doubles in her first action as a Hoo.
AN OLD FOE
Virginia and George Mason meet for the 86th time on Saturday. The series is the most frequently played non-conference tilt in Cavalier history. The Hoos and Patriots met in 17-straight years from 1980-1996.
UVA owned the middle years of the series, reeling off 29 straight victories from 1991-2013. Since 2008, the Cavaliers lead the series 7-4.
Virginia continues its non-conference action at the UNCG Invitational in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 23-25. The Cavaliers then host Campbell for the home opener on Wednesday, Feb. 28.