Softball Drops Non-Conference Doubleheader Against Longwood
Lancers take opener, 10-3; Blank Colonials, 5-0, in game two
April 24, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University softball team dropped both games of a non-conference doubleheader against Longwood, 10-3 and 5-0, on Sunday, April 24, at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field. Sophomore Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA), and freshmen Caroline Howe (Los Alamitos, CA), Jackie Yaniga (Miami, FL) and Chrysanthi Halkiotis (Brookeville, MD) led the Colonials offensively with two hits apiece in the doubleheader.
Longwood improves to 30-20 overall on the season, while GW falls to 9-27 overall.
In the opener, the Colonials grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third as Meyers led off the inning with her second home run of the season, a solo blast over the right field fence, while Howe delivered a two-out RBI single to plate freshman Lisa Cohen (Langhorne, PA) to complete the scoring.
The Lancers answered right back in the top of the fourth after being held hitless the previous three innings by scoring five runs to take a commanding three-run lead in the game. Longwood had six hits in the frame highlighted by a two-run single from pitcher Jen Steele. GW was able to add a run to its total in the fifth as Howe drove in her second run of the game to make it 7-3, but the Lancers added three more runs over the final two innings to put the game out of reach led by shortstop Ryan Washington, who finished 2-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI.
Colonials' starter Katie Miller (Manteo, NC) suffered the loss after allowing six runs (two earned) on seven hits in 4.0 innings of work. At the plate, Howe went 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Meyers finished 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored. In addition, Cohen scored two runs.
In the second game, Longwood did all its damage in the first two innings and Lancers' starter Rachel Mills pitched a complete-game three-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the win. Steele singled home Washington, who led off the game with a double, to make it 1-0 in the first, while a two-run single from Washington was the big play in the second as Longwood went up 5-0.
Yaniga finished 2-for-3 at the plate to lead GW offensively, while Halkiotis went 1-for-3. Colonials' starter Gabby Culp (Desoto, TX) went the distance, but was hit with the loss after giving up five runs on 10 hits while fanning six.
The Colonials (9-27) return to action when they travel to Farmville, VA, on Tuesday, April 26, to take on Longwood once again in a non-conference doubleheader at 4:00 p.m.