Related: Full Schedule
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- 40 games over the course of three months await the Covenant softball team as the program, under eighth-year head coach Sara Russell, announced its 2016 schedule recently.
The Lady Scots open the year on Feb. 13 with a doubleheader at Wesleyan before beginning the home portion of their schedule on Feb. 19 against Berea. Covenant is slated to play 22 of its 40 contests at home on Lookout Mountain.
Covenant will host some of the top teams, historically, in the USA South. Piedmont (March 5) and Averett (March 19) will both travel to Lookout Mountain as will LaGrange (April 8) and Huntingdon (April 9). The Lady Scots will also host conference foe Greensboro (April 2). Covenant will not play Methodist and North Carolina Wesleyan during the regular season.
In non-conference action, Covenant will host Berea for the first-ever meetings between the programs on Feb. 19. The Lady Scots host Mount St. Joseph once again as Covenant took both games in 2014 at home. Alverno will make its first appearance on Lookout Mountain since 2009 with a doubleheader scheduled for March 30. Sewanee (March 15), Wesleyan (March 22) and Agnes Scott (April 20) make up the rest of the home non-conference slate.
The USA South Tournament will be held in Rocky Mount, N.C., on April 14-17. The top eight teams in the final conference regular season standings will qualify for the double-elimination tournament.
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