Sports in Brief

Baseball losing streak at seven straight after sweep

The Colonials were swept by Iona this weekend, dropping three-straight games to the Gaels at home and extending their losing streak to seven.

Friday’s game saw GW (2-9) fall to a 6-0 deficit. Unable to mount a comeback, the Colonials scored only one run in the 6-1 loss, leaving nine runners on base throughout play.

Due to Sunday’s forecasted inclement weather, GW played a doubleheader against Iona Saturday, and dropped both games to allow the Gaels to complete the sweep. The Colonials earned a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game one, but were unable to maintain their momentum. Iona rallied for a 6-3 victory, despite GW senior Joe Richardson striking out seven.

The Colonials again lost a lead in the second game of the doubleheader, surrendering their 2-1 advantage in the seventh inning. Senior pitcher Bobby Lucas struck out seven for GW in the second game, but gave up a two-run single that allowed Iona the 3-2 win.

GW next hosts Maryland Baltimore County Wednesday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Gymnastics places second

GW scored a season-high for the third week in a row, 194.100, taking second place in a three-team meet against host No. 26 Kentucky and Bowling Green.

Senior Leslie Delima continued her outstanding season, finishing in third place overall in the all-around with a 39.00. Delima also tied for second place on the floor exercise (9.850) and balance beam (9.800).

Sophomore Kayla Carto and freshman Kiera Kenney also performed well. Carto scored a season-high 38.675 in the all-around, earning fourth place overall. Kenney also scored a season-high 9.850 on the uneven bars to take fourth in that category.

The Colonials have their final regular season home meet of the season Friday, March 11, when they host East Atlantic Gymnastics League rival Maryland at 7 p.m.

Softball wins two vs. Army

GW swept Army in a doubleheader Saturday, winning with complete victories from junior pitchers Kara Clauss and Heidi Penna.

In the first game, the Colonials (5-3), were up by five before the Black Knights tied it in the fifth inning. In the bottom of the seventh, senior third baseman Katie Terrazas led off the inning with a base hit, eventually scoring off a wild pitch for the 6-5 GW victory.

The Colonials jumped onto the board in the second game, scoring three runs in the first inning. In the second, freshman catcher Chelsea Curcio sent freshman infielder Lacey Cook home, before scoring herself on an Army error. Penna tossed a no-hitter into the fifth inning, striking out six Army batters and allowing just two runs in GW’s 6-2 victory.

The Colonials and the Black Knights were scheduled to play another doubleheader Sunday, but that was canceled due to rain, and no make-up has been scheduled. The Colonials next travel to Hampton Tuesday, March 8, for a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m., and the second at 2 p.m.

Number Crunch: 6.2

The number of blocks men’s basketball senior center Jabari Edwards averages per 40 minutes of play.

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