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
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
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
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.