GW Softball Splits With Dayton on Senior Day
Valos Goes 5-for-5, Linn Drives in Three
April 27, 2014
WASHINGTON - Junior Victoria Valos reached base seven times and sophomore Meghan Rico tossed her fourth shutout of the season as the George Washington softball team split a doubleheader with Atlantic 10 rival Dayton in its home finale on Sunday afternoon at the GW Softball Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Valos went 5-for-5 with two doubles, walked twice and stole three bases in the twin bill, while freshman Megan Linn was 4-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. She extended her program-record on-base streak to 28 games dating back to March 11.
Rico (13-15) allowed just three hits and matched her season high with nine strikeouts as GW (17-30-1, 3-11 A-10) blanked Dayton, 3-0, in Game 2. The Colonials had at least one hit in each inning, led by Valos, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles, and Linn, who was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.
Valos' first-inning double was her 18th of the season, breaking Chrysanthi Halkiotis' single-season program record.
GW took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Linn led off with a double and scored on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Madi Myers-Cook. An inning later, Linn's two-run double with two outs gave the Colonials a 3-0 advantage, driving in senior Chelsea Curcio and junior Samantha Dos Santos, who were each hit by a pitch.
Dayton (23-27, 7-9 A-10) used four pitchers in the game, with starter Gabrielle Snyder (6-8) suffering the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in four innings of work.
In the first game of the day, the Flyers used a leadoff triple and a sacrifice fly to take an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, then scored three in the third to go up 4-0 before Linn blasted her fourth home run of the season over the left field fence in the bottom of the third to make it 4-1.
Dayton used three hits and an error to tack on three more in the fourth for a 7-1 lead. The Colonials got one back in the fifth when Linn beat out a bunt single, advanced to second on a sacrifice by senior Alexandra Del Prete, stole third and scored on Valos' RBI base hit to left, but Hannah DeSalvo's one-out solo home run in the seventh gave the Flyers an 8-2 win.
Freshman Paige Kovalsky (0-4) took the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings of work. Kayla English (14-13) gave up two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings to earn the win for Dayton.
Valos reached base in all four plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with two walks, while Linn was 2-for-4 and scored both of GW's runs.
Prior to the start of the doubleheader, the Colonials honored seniors Curcio, Del Prete and Courtney Martin in a Senior Day ceremony, and before the second game, GW retired the number of two-time Olympic medalist and Athletic Hall of Famer Elana Meyers.
The Colonials conclude the regular season on Saturday, May 3, when they visit Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island for a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.
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