LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The eighth season of Covenant softball is just over two months away as the program, under seventh-year head coach Sara Russell, announced its 2015 schedule. The Lady Scots will play 40 games with 22 at home and 24 within the USA South.
Covenant will open the year on Lookout Mountain for the first time since 2010 when they host Berry for a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 14. After a pair of away doubleheaders, Covenant will end February with two games at home against Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, Feb. 28.
USA South play begins on March 3 at Greensboro. The Lady Scots will have their USA South home opener on Friday, March 13 against Meredith. Two-time defending USA South champions, and NCAA tournament participants, Piedmont will come to Lookout Mountain on April 7 as Covenant closes out its home schedule.
Also traveling to Covenant this year will be perennial Division III power Emory (March 31).
The top eight teams in the final USA South standings will qualify for the conference tournament which is set for April 17-19 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
- Covenant plays Sewanee four times this year (March 11 and April 14). The Lady Scots scored 34 runs combined in the two games vs. the Tigers last season.
- This will mark the second straight year that Mount St. Joseph makes a trip to Lookout Mountain.
- 2015 will be the second consecutive year that Covenant is scheduled to play all its home games on-campus.