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UConn Softball Begins 2015 Campaign on Friday at Trojan Invitational

Jen McIntyre and the Huskies are set to open the 2015 season on Friday morning against Kennesaw St.
Feb. 18, 2015

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TROY, Ala. - The University of Connecticut softball team is set to kick off the 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 20 when it travels to Troy, Ala. to participate in the three-day Trojan Invitational. The Huskies begin non-conference play with a tilt against Kennesaw State at 11 a.m. ET at the Troy Softball Complex before squaring off against host Troy at 4 p.m. ET.

The Last Meeting
March 23, 2001
Villanova, Pennsylvania
The Last Meeting
March 7, 2009
Tampa, Fla.
Softball Splits On Day Two Of USF Tournament
The University of Connecticut women's softball team split their second day of play at the USF Under Armour Invitational. The Huskies (3-5) took game one in a dominating fashion defeating Evansville, (5-8) 9-2, but falling to Boston University (8-2) in game two of the day, 3-0.

The Last Meeting
March 23, 2001
Villanova, Pennsylvania
The Last Meeting
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February 23, 2013
Boca Raton, Fla.
UConn Wins Third Consecutive Game, Defeats Northern Illinois, 1-0
UConn softball registered its third consecutive victory with Saturday afternoon's 1-0 win over Northern Illinois in the Florida Atlantic Strike-Out Cancer Tournament. The Huskies improve to 5-2, while NIU falls to 4-5.

On Saturday, Connecticut takes on Troy at 4 p.m. and then faces Evansville at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies round out the weekend invitational with a Sunday battle against NIU set for 11 a.m.

UConn is 21-19 all-time in season openers, including two wins in the past three seasons. The game will mark the first under head coach Jen McIntyre, who came to the Huskies after serving as the associate head coach at Boston University in 2014.

UConn returns 13 letterwinners from a season ago and welcomed four new Huskies to the squad during the fall season.

In all, the Huskies return 81.3 percent of the total runs, 74.1 percent of the hits, 82.9 percent of doubles, 77.2 percent of the homeruns and 78.6 percent of the RBIs from a team that hit .237 during last season's campaign. Additionally, the Huskies welcome back 84.6 percent of wins and 89.8 percent of total innings pitched.

The Huskies have never met Kennesaw St. on the diamond. Connecticut sports a 2-0 all-time record against Evansville and owns a 1-5 mark against NIU. UConn won its only game against Troy, 5-4, in 2001.

On Jan. 25, McIntyre announced that Emily O'Donnell, Ashley LaPenta, Alyssa Gardea, Alyson Ambler, and Heather Fyfe will serve as team captains for the 2015 campaign.

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