Marybeth Olson

Softball: Huskies to enter the Cougar's den

Softball: Huskies to enter the Cougar's den

The UConn softball team will travel to Houston this weekend to play in its first game of the American Athletic Conference Championship.

After finishing the season 8-13 in the conference, No. 6 UConn will play No. 3 Houston on Thursday in a one-game playoff.

Houston (37-17, 12-8 The American) is a strong team that swept UConn (21-29, 8-13 The American) earlier in the season. They have a strong pitching staff and some solid sticks in their lineup, but they have a weak defensive infield. Their defense made 70 errors in 54 games this season which has led to 38 unearned runs given up.

Softball: Huskies faced with top of conference USF

Softball: Huskies faced with top of conference USF

The UConn softball team has perhaps one of its toughest tasks of the season ahead of it this weekend when the University of South Florida Bulls come to town.

The Huskies kick off the action with a doubleheader on Thursday before finishing the series with a noon game on Saturday. The doubleheader was not originally on the schedule; however, due to expected heavy rain, the game that was scheduled for Saturday was moved to Thursday.

Top Husky performances over the week

Top Husky performances over the week

This weekend saw some noteworthy performances from UConn athletics. The UConn women’s basketball team put up its second consecutive 100-point game, UConn softball went 3-1 down in Florida over the weekend, and the UConn women’s hockey team grabbed a win and a tie in a two-game set versus Vermont. Men’s Hockey also picked up a win over Merrimack in a 5-0 blowout.