Friday, March 1, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 104



As UH students relax, Cougars go to work

By Geronimo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff

The Cougars are headed for warm weather this spring break with their sights set squarely on Tampa, Fla., where they will take on
South Florida.

The Cougars (14-7-0, 0-0) hit a few snags in the Louisiana-Lafayette Classics Tournament in which they went 1-4, but head coach
Kyla Holas' team has proven its strength since the season began.

Pitching ace Jamie Falco is 6-1 with a 1.23 earned run average, and has been outstanding all year. The offense has slowed a bit
lately, but Arelis Ferreris and Riane Netardus have held steady with batting averages of .316 and .348 respectively.

The Cougars will play Conference USA rival USF at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The Bulls (6-10-1, 0-0) will hope to
counter the Cougars' offense with freshman pitcher Niki Trowell. She is 6-4 with a 1.87 ERA.

The team will then travel to Plant City, Fla., for the Speedline Invitational. Florida International University (12-10-0, 0-0), Brigham
Young (7-8-0, 0-0), Georgia State (8-8-0, 0-0), Michigan State (10-3-0, 0-0) and Maryland (7-5-0, 0-0) will also compete.

The next home game for Houston will be a doubleheader against Southern Mississippi (5-6-0, 0-0) at 5 and 7 p.m. March 12 at the
Cougar Softball Complex. 

Golden Eagle and Preseason C-USA Pitcher of the Year Felecia Gonzalez returned last week from a hand injury. Gonzalez recorded
a win against Missouri. 

The Lady Cougars' doubleheader on Tuesday against Texas Southern was cancelled due to inclement weather and is rescheduled
for 5 and 7 p.m. April 17.

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