Softball Drops A-10 Twinbill at Temple
April 21, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington University softball team's conference road woes continued Friday afternoon as they dropped an Atlantic 10 doubleheader at Temple, 4-2 and 7-3, at the Owls' Ambler Softball Complex. Sophomore infielder Caroline Howe (Los Alamitos, CA) led the Colonials' offensive attack as she had three hits, a double and two RBI in the two games.
With the losses, GW evens its record to 23-23 overall, 3-11 in the A-10, while Temple improves to 15-21 overall, 8-4 in league play.
In game one, with Temple leading 1-0 after scoring a run in the opening frame, GW tied the game in the top of the third as second baseman Hilary King (Canal Winchester, OH) hit a solo home run, her fifth of the season to tie for the team lead.
Temple responded in the bottom half of the third with rightfielder Makeala Compton delivering an RBI double to put the Owls ahead, 2-1. The Colonials evened things up once again in the top of the fourth as Howe doubled with one out and later scored on a single from King to make it 2-2.
But, Temple surged ahead with a pair of runs in the fifth courtesy of a two-run blast off the bat of Compton and Owls' starter Ashleigh Porter went the distance to earn the complete-game victory.
King finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, while Howe went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
In the second game, Temple scored four runs over the second and third innings to take a commanding 4-0 lead before GW was able to get on the board.
The Colonials would score all three of their runs in game two in the fifth inning as Meyers delivered an RBI double and Howe had a two-run single. In all, GW had three of its six hits in the inning and were aided by one of the Owls' three errors in the frame.
Although GW was within a run late in the contest, the Owls put the game out of reach with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the final margin.
Howe went 1-for-4 with two RBI, while sophomore Chrysanthi Halkiotis (Brookeville, MD) finished 2-for-4 as she batted in the lead-off spot for the first time all season.
GW continues its road trip when it takes on Saint Joseph's on Sunday, April 23, in a conference doubleheader at 12 p.m.