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Softball Opens Season At Kajikawa Classic

Feb. 10, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Five games - including a bout against defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Washington - are on tap for the Notre Dame softball team as the Irish travel to Arizona State's Kajikawa Classic (Feb. 12-14) to open the 2010 season.

"This is a great opportunity to see where we stand against some of the nation's best competition," Irish head coach Deanna Gumpf said. "Our team is excited to get back onto the field, and this is the first step in defending our BIG EAST Conference Tournament title and advancing deeper into the NCAA Tournament. What we do in February will certainly help us down the road."

Live stats for each game will be available at UND.com. For up-to-the-minute scores and highlights, fans can sign up for IRISH ALERTS text-messaging services at UND.com. In-game updates will also be available at twitter.com/NDSoftball.

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Kajikawa Classic
Host: Arizona State University

Live stats: und.com
Text alerts: und.com
Notre Dame Athletics Twitter: @und_com
In-game Twitter: @ndsoftball

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(0-0 overall / 0-0 BIG EAST)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

Friday, Feb. 12 • 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Creighton Bluejays
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Missouri Valley)
[gocreighton.com • mvc-sports.com]
Series: Tied, 1-1
Series streak: Creighton, W1
First meeting: April 11, 1992 - Notre Dame, 2-1
Last meeting: March 4, 1994 - Creighton, 9-5

Friday, Feb. 12 • 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Oregon Ducks
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[goducks.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Tied, 2-2
Series streak: Notre Dame, W1
First meeting: March 6, 1993 - Oregon, 5-2
Last meeting: March 10, 2002 - Notre Dame, 9-3

Saturday, Feb. 13 • 6:30 p.m. (ET)
Auburn Tigers
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Southeastern)
[auburntigers.com • secsports.com]
Series: Notre Dame, 4-1
Series streak: Notre Dame, W3
First meeting: Feb. 22, 1997 - Notre Dame, 4-2
Last meeting: Feb. 16, 2007 - Notre Dame, 3-0

Saturday, Feb. 13 • 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Oregon State Beavers
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[osubeavers.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Oregon State, 4-1
Series streak: Oregon State, W1
First meeting: March 7, 1998 - Oregon State, 7-1
Last meeting: Feb. 18, 2006 - Oregon State, 5-0

Sunday, Feb. 14 • 12:30 p.m. (ET)
No. 1 Washington Huskies

(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[gohuskies.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Tied, 1-1
Series streak: Notre Dame, W1
First meeting: March 2, 1996 - Washington, 7-1
Last meeting: Feb. 17, 2001 - Notre Dame, 3-2

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One-Hitters ...
• Notre Dame enters its 22nd season of varsity competition with an all-time record of 844-399-3 (.679) ... the program boasts 14 NCAA Championship appearances (11 consecutive) and six BIG EAST Conference Tournament titles, the latest coming in 2009.
• Last year's season-opener: Notre Dame head coach Deanna Gumpf started her coaching career against the nation's top team (No. 1 Arizona) nine years ago, and found herself in a similar spot in 2009 at top-ranked Alabama ... the Irish stood up to the challenge early but eventually fell to the Crimson Tide, 10-1, in the abbreviated five-inning game on a wet and overcast evening at the University of Alabama Softball Complex.
• Head coach Deanna Gumpf is 3-5 (.375) in season-openers at Notre Dame, while the Irish are 8-13 (.380) overall in their first game of a new campaign.
• Looking ahead to the Feb. 14 meeting with No. 1 Washington: Notre Dame is 0-3 against top-ranked teams (lost to No. 1 Arizona in 2002 and twice to No. 1 Alabama in 2009).
• Notre Dame is 72-62 (.537) in the month of February, and 65-47 (.580) on neutral turf ... under Gumpf, Notre Dame is 108-77 (.584) at neutral sites.
Christine Lux, a third-team All-American in 2009, headlines a returning Irish cast which includes 13 Monogram winners ... the Irish return three NFCA All-Region performers (Lux, Erin Marrone and Dani Miller) ... Lux and Miller were each first-team all-BIG EAST selections last season, with Jody Valdivia and Marrone earning second-team nods.

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Event Calendar

Delta

February 17
L, 4-1
#13 Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 18
W, 6-4
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 18
L, 3-2 (8)
#13 Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 19
L, 9-2
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 23
6:30 PM
#RV Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
9:00 PM
#20/22 Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
3:30 PM
#21/19 Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
#11/12 Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
#4/5 Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 11
3:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 12
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 2
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 3
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 25
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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