The softball team takes on Northwestern this afternoon at 4pm, the game will be on ESPN2. The Huskies play their second game in a row against a Chicago area team. The Wildcats are one of the top seeds in the tournament, and dispatched Arizona yesterday.
The Northwestern team (51-11) that Washington faces today is sixth-ranked (Washington is No. 11), went to the WCWS final a year ago and features the two-time Big Ten pitcher of the year in 6-foot Eileen Canney, who shut down Arizona State on one hit.
The Husky Crew advanced to todays Semifinals which kick off at 9:00 AM PST. The Huskies expect to be challenged in this one by Cornell, and Stanford. Cornell was a surprise victor in their heat yesterday.
The Finals will be on Saturday, and everyone is expecting a showdown with Harvard which had yesterdays second fastest time. Don't count out California either who has raced the Huskies close all season.