GW Softball Welcomes Colgate for Thursday Doubleheader
Colonials Look to Build on Six-Game Win Streak
March 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Riding a six-game winning streak, the George Washington softball team looks to stay hot on Thursday when it hosts Colgate for a doubleheader. First pitch from GW Softball Field on the Mount Vernon Campus is slated for 2 p.m.
GW (10-15-1) has won six in a row and is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games following a perfect 5-0 weekend at the Capital Invitational with wins over Saint Francis, Manhattan and Brown.
Junior Victoria Valos drove in the 104th run of her career to break former teammate Autumn Taylor's all-time RBI record, and she moved past Taylor ('13) into sole possession of second place on GW's all-time list with her 25th career home run, just one behind record-holder Jackie Yaniga ('08).
Valos was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on Monday after hitting a team-best .520 (13-for-25) with eight RBIs and six runs scored in seven games. Eight of her 13 hits went for extra bases (six doubles, two home runs) as she slugged 1.000 for the week. Freshman Megan Linn also earned conference accolades, as she was tabbed A-10 Rookie of the Week after hitting .440 (11-for-25) and slugging .640 with a team-high nine RBIs, six runs scored and five stolen bases.
Linn leads the Colonials with a .365 average, 31 hits, 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored and she is second with nine steals, while Valos is batting .338 with 18 RBIs, 13 runs scored and a team-best 10 doubles and three home runs.
Sophomore Meghan Rico picked up three wins last weekend at the Capital Invitational, including a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in the Colonials' 3-0 win over Brown on Sunday. She has fanned 82 batters this season.
Colgate (4-11) went 3-2 at last weekend's George Mason Tournament with wins over Binghamton, George Mason and Akron. Marisa Dowling is hitting a team-high .362 and leads the Raiders with 12 RBIs, while Katie Bushee is batting .320 with eight runs scored and nine stolen bases.
GW and Colgate have not met since 2007, a 4-1 win for the Raiders at the Colonial Classic. Colgate leads the all-time series, 7-2.