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Softball to Play Fall Contests Sept. 28, Oct. 6

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 09/24/2013
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Maddie Cousens (pictured) and Tory Roberts represent the Princeton softball Class of 2014
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Coming off its winningest season since 2006, the Princeton softball team will have two dates of fall games over the next two weekends.

The Tigers will make the short trip to the Armstrong Memorial Park in Ewing, N.J., for a pair of games Saturday, Sept. 28 as part of the Rocci Pignoli/Nick Cinquanto Memorial Tournament. Princeton will face Saint Joseph's at 10 a.m. and Iona at 2 p.m.

Princeton will head to Delaware for a doubleheader Sunday, Oct. 6 against the Blue Hens beginning at noon.

Under first-year head coach Lisa Sweeney, the Tigers were 27-19 last spring, a year after finishing 14-32. As they prepare for the spring 2014 season, the Tigers will welcome five freshmen who will get a look over the two fall weekends as Princeton seeks to replace the contributions of five seniors from the 2013 team, including its top two pitchers in Liza Kuhn '13 and Alex Peyton '13. Peyton also led the team in home runs, with 11.

Among the returners, sophomore Shanna Christian tied with Kuhn for the second-most innings with 79 1/3 in her rookie season and will return along with junior Meredith Brown. At the plate, the Tigers return nearly 60 percent of their hits from last season, led by juniors Alyssa Schmidt (46-131, .351) and Rachel Rendina (50-143, .350).

 

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March
14
Saturday
Softball
at George Washington (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 11:00 AM
Softball
vs. George Washington (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 1:15 PM
March
15
Sunday
Softball
vs. Lafayette (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 10:00 AM
Softball
at Maryland (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 12:15 PM
March
17
Tuesday
Softball
at Georgetown (Game 1)
- 4:00 PM
Softball
at Georgetown (Game 2)
- 6:00 PM
March
18
Wednesday
Softball
at George Mason (Game 1)
- 3:00 PM
Softball
at George Mason (Game 2)
- 5:00 PM
March
19
Thursday
Softball
vs. Rider (Liberty Tournament)
- 7:30 PM
March
20
Friday
Softball
vs. Kent State (Liberty Tournament)
- 12:15 PM
Softball
at Liberty (Liberty Tournament)
- 7:30 PM
March
21
Saturday
Softball
vs. North Carolina Central (Liberty Tournament)
- 10:00 AM
Softball
vs. Toledo (Liberty Tournament)
- 2:30 PM
March
25
Wednesday
Softball
at Monmouth
- 4:00 PM
March
27
Friday
Softball
vs. Yale (Game 1)
- 2:00 PM
Softball
vs. Yale (Game 2)
- 4:00 PM
March
28
Saturday
Softball
vs. Brown (Game 1)
- 12:30 PM
Softball
vs. Brown (Game 2)
- 2:30 PM
March
31
Tuesday
Softball
vs. Rider
- 4:00 PM
April
03
Friday
Softball
at Dartmouth (Game 1)
- 2:00 PM
Softball
at Dartmouth (Game 2)
- 4:00 PM
April
04
Saturday
Softball
at Harvard (Game 1)
- 12:30 PM
Softball
at Harvard (Game 2)
- 2:30 PM
April
08
Wednesday
Softball
at Rutgers
- 4:00 PM
April
11
Saturday
Softball
vs. Columbia (Game 1)
- 12:30 PM
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