Softball unveils 2019 schedule

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Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg athletics and head softball coach Dawn Simmons are thrilled to announce the Hornets' 2019 softball schedule.

The slate features 10 contests against 2018 NCAA Division III tournament qualifiers, six of them in a six-day road trip in early March, as well as some first-time-ever matchups for Lynchburg softball.

The Hornets will start the season with a pair of February trips to the Tar Heel State, beginning Feb. 9 with a season-opening doubleheader at Methodist. Lynchburg will head back south Feb. 23-24 for the Grand Slam Triangle Classic; the pairings have not yet been released for the weekend.

March brings with it the Hornets' home-opener, the first-ever meeting between Lynchburg and Geneva, Saturday, March 2. A home doubleheader with a more familiar foe, Salem, follows on March 5.

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Lynchburg will then head north for the Salisbury Invitational for weekend double-dips with 2018 NCAA qualifier The College of New Jersey and SUNY Cortland -- both first-ever meetings for the program -- on March 9-10. The Hornets will stick around the following day to face another tournament team in host Salisbury. The schedule gets no easier later in the week, as Lynchburg will take on defending Capital Athletic Conference champ Christopher Newport Thursday, March 14 in Newport News, Va.

Other dates of note include the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener at league-newcomer Ferrum, set for Wednesday, March 20, and a visit to Moon Field from perennial power Randolph-Macon Saturday, March 23.

The Hornets will square off with crosstown rival Randolph Tuesday, March 26 and welcome two-time defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan to Moon Field Saturday, April 6.

Lynchburg enters the 2019 season looking to build on a successful 2018, which saw the Hornets back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years. Lynchburg went 30-14 on the year and went on a pair of eight-game win streaks to earn the at-large bid to the Atlanta Regional.

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--LYN--

Softball unveils 2019 schedule
September 13, 2018 Softball unveils 2019 schedule
Sat Aug 24
11:30 AM
Lynchburg
at Virginia St.
Scrimmage
Sat Aug 24
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shippensburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
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