The University of Kentucky softball team is one weekend away from a return trip to the Women's College World Series.
The task facing the Wildcats is daunting.
To make it through to Oklahoma City for the second year in a row, UK will have to take two of three games on the home field of the tournament's No. 1 seed, Florida. The Gators are 27-2 at home this season.
That said, the Cats cannot say they haven't been here before. This marks UK's third straight appearance in the super-regional round of 16 and its fourth in the last five years.
Kentucky earned its shot at the Gators by rolling through the NCAA South Bend Regional with three straight wins last weekend.
After Saturday's 1 p.m. game, the teams will meet again Sunday at noon. If a third game is necessary, it will be Sunday at 3 p.m.
UK entered the NCAA Tournament last weekend having lost seven straight games but strung together three straight wins for the first time since mid-March, beating Northwestern, Ball State and Notre Dame.
The Gators advanced to the super regional with wins over Florida A&M, Hofstra and Florida Atlantic.
Senior Lauren Haeger (26-1) has been a force for Florida in the circle, posting a 1.34 ERA in 172.1 innings pitched with only 33 earned runs allowed and 183 strikeouts.
The Cats will turn to junior Kelsey Nunley (14-14), who started all three games last weekend and won two.