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A week of goodbye and hello

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 It'll be a busy seven days for UC women's athletics as we wind down women's basketball and crank up women's lacrosse. In the middle, women's tennis is on a nice three out of four win streak as they take a break before they face Louisville in a BIG EAST matchup on March 9.

First, the week of goodbye as the women's basketball program as the Bearcats hold Senior Day on Saturday in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats will face Rutgers having won three of their last four as well. It's the last home game of the season for the Bearcats as they say goodbye to senior Lesha Dunn. After a rough first half of the BIG EAST season, the Bearcats have found their rhythm toward the end of the regular season. Here's hoping that can carry them into the conference tournament in March. That thrilling win over Marquette at home a couple of weeks ago seems to have given this team new life.

By the way, the men's team plays UConn in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader. If you have tickets to the men's game you can stay for the women's game for free. Take a few minutes and hang around for the women's game, watch the newest member of the 900 win club, C. Vivian Stringer from Rutgers, and say thanks to Lesha Dunn.

The 'hello' in the headline refers to women's lacrosse, and new head coach Gina Oliver. She comes to Clifton with quite a pedigree, as a member of the US women's national team. The lax team is 1-1 so far this young season and will have its home opener next Tuesday, March 5. If you haven't taken in a lacrosse game, stop by for a few minutes. I think you'll really enjoy the game.

So it's goodbye to senior Lesha Dunn, hello to new head coach Gina Oliver and a deserved week's rest for the women's tennis team. Busy few days ahead so make plans to take in one (or more) games over the next few days.

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