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UTEP: Covid-19 forces Miner Softball to cancel seven games

Officials with the UTEP softball team announced Tuesday that the squad will not participate in this weekend’s Lopes Up Classic in Phoenix, due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program and subsequent contact tracing.

The Miners would have played a total of five games in the event versus Northern Illinois, Grand Canyon and Baylor Friday through Sunday (March 12-14).

UTEP’s games at Arizona State, scheduled for Monday (March 15) and Tuesday (March 16), have also been canceled.

The Miners’ next scheduled contest is at Texas Tech on March 19.

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