ND looks to improve Big East record
Observer Staff Report
The Notre Dame softball team, currently ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Northeast region, kicks off its weekend competition against Rutgers Satur-day and wraps up when it meets Villanova at home Sunday.
The Irish, boasting their best record in the progam's twelve-year history is coming off a split double header with the Broncos of Western Michigan Thursday.
Western Michigan, Irish head coach Liz Miller's alma mater, now stands at 5-16, after beating the Irish 2-1 in game one and falling 5-0 in game two.
The Irish are looking to improve their 29-7 record with wins this weekend. Notre Dame will first face Rutgers in a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The Scarlet Knights are 10-9 overall and 1-3 in the Big East. Notre Dame came out on top last year in a doubleheader 4-2, 3-1.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., Notre Dame will face Villanova.
The Wildcats, who tied for fourth place in the Big East last year, failed to score against the Irish in 1999, as they fell to Notre Dame 3-0 and 4-0.
Notre Dame currently has a 13-1 overall history against Villanova.
All Sports Stories for Friday, April 7, 2000