Softball Concludes Play at Triangle Classic
Colonials drop their second game on Saturday, 3-1, to James Madison; UNC Greensboro edges GW, 5-4, on Sunday
Feb. 14, 2005
RALEIGH, NC - The George Washington University softball team dropped its final two games at the Triangle Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13, co-hosted by NC State at the Walnut Creek Complex in Raleigh. In their second of two games on Saturday, the Colonials fell 3-1 to James Madison, before losing a tough one-run game to UNC Greensboro, 5-4, on Sunday to finish the weekend with a 1-4 mark.
On Saturday, GW bounced back after being no-hit by the host Wolfpack earlier in the day to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning against JMU in the nightcap. Sophomore Janelle Parker (Mount Vernon, NY) reached on an error with one out and advanced to second on a sac bunt from second baseman Cat Belanger (Monterey, CA). Sophomore Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA) drove in Parker for the Colonials' lone run with a two-out single up the middle.
The Dukes came back in the bottom of the inning to even the score at 1-1, before plating single runs in the third and fifth innings to secure the victory. Freshman Katie Miller (Manteo, NC) tossed a complete game for GW, but was hit with the loss after allowing three runs on nine hits.
Offensively, Meyers finished 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a walk, while freshman Lindsay Graham (Palm Bay, FL) went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
In the Colonials final game on Sunday, UNC Greensboro jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first as Adriane Audley and Jennifer Bonilla delivered back-to-back two-out doubles. The Spartans tacked on three more runs in the third highlighted by pitcher Danielle Byrne's two-out two-run single to make it 5-0 in favor of UNCG.
GW began its rally in the bottom half of the inning as Parker led off with a walk. After Belanger reached on an error by Bonilla and later stole second, freshman Jackie Yaniga (Miami, FL) delivered a two-out single up the middle to plate Parker and Belanger to make it 5-2.
The Colonials closed to within a run in the fifth as freshman Chrysanthi Halkiotis (Brookeville, MD) reached on a two-out single and later scored on an error by leftfielder Krista Judge. Freshman Caroline Howe (Los Alamitos, CA) drove in GW's fourth run with an RBI single that scored Yaniga.
Freshman Lisa Cohen (Langhorne, PA) earned the loss after giving up four runs on five hits in 2.1 innings of work. At the plate, Yaniga finished 1-for-2 with two RBI, a run and a walk.
The Colonials (1-4) return to action in two weeks when they host the 2005 GW Colonial Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, at the Mount Vernon Softball Field. The tournament field, along with GW, includes Colgate, Army, Manhattan and Mount St. Mary's.
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