Softball splits doubleheader

Santo Caruso

The softball ladies hit a little rough patch in their season, dropping five of their last six, but the losses are not coming without hope.

Coming off of a postponement and three canceled games, the ‘Cats lost both games against a tough Notre Dame team. The rust showed after only playing two games in over two weeks. The team is used to playing at least four a week, most often two double headers.

“Postponements and cancellations happen,” Jessia Curtis said. “We need to re-focus and be prepared to play any team on any given day.”

Still the ‘Nova rallied to take the first game against Drexel, a 2-0 shutout of the Dragons highlighted by a ten-strikeout game by senior Shannon Williams. The star pitcher allowed only six hits.

“When we all work together and play our hearts out, there is no team that can beat us,” Curtis said.

In the nightcap, Williams was almost matched by Kristin Haynes, who only let up one run on two hits, in what was a scoreless game until the final inning. Unfortunately, despite solid hitting from Curtis, who went three for three while getting the start at third, the ‘Cats couldn’t put together much offense.

The women look to swing back into the things, as the less inclement weather allows them to gain back some of the momentum they had in the beginning of the season. They’ll play four games in the next five days, matches against UConn, Providence, Penn and Lehigh.

Expect them to reload and continue to build on their solid 20-14 record.

“Our team is getting better with each game we play,” Curtis said. “Our best is yet to come.”