Harvard will play 14 games at Soldiers Field in 2016 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE Mass. – The Harvard softball team announced its 2016 schedule this week, with the Crimson slated to play in a total of 47 games, including four early season tournaments and 14 home games.
Harvard begins the season with trips to Florida, Georgia and California to compete in four tournaments. The season opens with a four-game set at the Jacksonville University Tournament Feb. 26-27, followed up with four more games March 5-6 at the Georgia Southern Tournament in Statesboro, Georgia. The Crimson then make the swing to the West Coast for its annual spring break trip March 11-19. That trip begins with four games at the Loyola Marymount Tournament in Los Angeles, California and end with five games at the San Diego State Classic II. Sandwiched in between on Tuesday, March 15 are games against Loyola Marymount and Fairleigh Dickinson that are not affiliated with either tournament.
Upon returning from California, the Crimson continues to play games as the road team, trekking to Rhode Island for a doubleheader against the Rams March 24.
Harvard's first home contests of the season come Tuesday, March 29 when local foe Boston College visits Soldiers Field for a doubleheader. Ivy League competition gets underway with trips to Cornell and Princeton, April 1-2, respectively. A midweek solo game at Boston University is a pit stop in conference play, as Harvard welcomes Columbia and Penn April 8-9.
The Crimson's six-game homestand continues with two matchups against Maine April 12, before heading down to New Haven, Connecticut to take on Yale April 16-17 in the first weekend of North Division action. A single game at Providence April 21 precedes a four-game series at Soldiers Field against Brown April 23-24.
The regular season comes to a close April 30 – May 1 with a home-and-home series against division rival Dartmouth. The April 30 doubleheader will be played in Cambridge before the teams shift to Hanover, New Hampshire for the final day of the season. The Ivy League Championship, pitting the top team from the North and South Divisions against each other in a three-game series is slated for May 7-8, with the winner punching its ticket to the NCAA Regionals.
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