By Matt Comey
February 24, 2012
The Virginia softball team plays a rare series of home matches this weekend when it hosts the Cavalier Invitational, a tournament featuring Ohio, Colgate and Saint Joseph's.
With an opening schedule consisting primarily of play on the road, the tournament marks the first and last time the Cavaliers (6-2, 0-0 ACC) will play in Charlottesville until March 24.
The Cavaliers performed impressively in their first two tournaments, allowing fewer than two runs per game and scoring more than five on average.
"It was a great way to open the season up," junior catcher Kristen Hawkins said after the East Carolina Pirate Classic, the squad's first tournament held in Greenville, NC.
Virginia's pair of losses came last Friday at the East Carolina Pirate Clash - the squad's second tournament, also held in Greenville, NC - against two teams with high-caliber pitching.