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Notre Dame Rides Hot Start Into Cougar Classic
The Irish look to add four more wins to their season total this week at the Cougar Classic.
 
The Irish look to add four more wins to their season total this week at the Cougar Classic.

Feb. 25, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - One week after posting a 5-0 record at the UCF Invitational, the Notre Dame softball team travels to the Cougar Classic hosted by the College of Charleston.

Joining the Irish will be Iowa State, Marist and Liberty. Drexel rounds out the six-team field.

Notre Dame last traveled to the Charleston area in 2008, when the team went 4-1 at Charleston Southern's Lowcountry Invitational. The program also played in 1994 edition of the Winthrop Invitational held in Rock Hill, S.C.

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Cougar Classic • Feb. 26-27
Patriots Point • Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(5-0 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

College of Charleston Cougars
(6-3 overall, 0-0 Southern Conference)
[cofcsports.com • soconsports.com]
Saturday, Feb. 26 • 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting

Iowa State Cyclones
(6-4 overall, 0-0 Big 12)
[cyclones.com • big12sports.com]
Saturday, Feb. 26 • 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: Iowa State leads, 3-0
Series streak: Iowa State, W3
First meeting: March 11, 1991 - Iowa State, 9-1
Last meeting: March 13, 1991 - Iowa State, 5-4 (8)

Marist Red Foxes
(0-0 overall, 0-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic)
[goredfoxes.com • maacsports.com]
Sunday, Feb. 27 • 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting

Liberty Flames
(0-0 overall, 0-0 Big South)
[goredfoxes.com • maacsports.com]
Sunday, Feb. 27 • 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: Notre Dame leads, 1-0
Series streak: Notre Dame, W1
First / last meeting: February 27, 1999 - Notre Dame, 3-2 (10)

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Live stats / chat: UND.com
Live video (vs. College of Charleston only): UND.com
IRISH ALERT text messaging service: UND.com
Twitter: @NDsoftball / @NDcoachGumpf / @und_com

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One-Hitters ...
• Notre Dame is in its 23rd season of varsity competition with an all-time record of 896-411-3 (.684) ... the program boasts 15 NCAA Championship appearances (12 consecutive) and six BIG EAST Conference tournament titles, the latest coming in 2009.
• The Irish are off to the second-best start in program history after opening 2011 with a 5-0 mark at the UCF Invitational ... the 2001 team rattled off eight straight wins to start the season en route to earning a program-record 54 victories.
• Head coach Deanna Gumpf is now 5-5 (.500) in season-openers at Notre Dame, while the Irish are 10-13 (.435) overall in their first game of a new campaign.
• Outfielder Alexa Maldonado was named the BIG EAST Conference Softball Player of the Week (Feb. 21) after going 7-for-14 from the dish with three hits for extra bases (double, triple, home run) for a slugging pct. of .929 during UCF invitational ... she scored six times while driving in six more runs ... also earning recognition from the league was freshman pitcher Laura Winter, who was a part of the conference's weekly honor roll ... on the first day of her collegiate career, Winter earned a win and a save without surrendering an earned run in just 3.1 innings of work in outings against Miami (Ohio) and UCF. She gave up five hits - only one for extra bases - and one run in 8.1 frames of work over three appearances for a 0.84 ERA and a 2-0 record ... Winter had two games with more than five strikeouts, one of which came in 2.1 innings in the season-opener with Miami (Ohio).

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Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
2:00 PM
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 12
7:00 PM
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
1:30 PM
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
4:00 PM
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 28
10:00 AM
Penn State
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
1:15 PM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 5
6:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
10:00 AM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
12:15 PM
Ball State
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 9
7:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 12
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 13
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 17
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 22
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 23
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
2:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 25
4:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 30
5:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 3
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 10
12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 16
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 17
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 20
6:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 24
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 24
5:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 25
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 27
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA 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
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
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)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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