Sports In Brief

Softball splits doubleheader against Dayton Flyers

The softball team split its doubleheader against Dayton Saturday, earning a 5-4 victory in the first game, but falling 10-9 in the second.

GW (11-11-1) battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the first game, earning three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. Sophomore first baseman Sandi Moynihan, a Hatchet reporter, scored the winning run in the top of the eighth on a Dayton error off the bat of senior Katie Terrazas.

In the second game, the Colonials found themselves down 4-0 before taking the lead in the fourth inning. From there, the game turned into a slugfest before tying at nine runs. Dayton ultimately singled in the game-winning run in the seventh, walking off with the victory.

Junior pitcher Heidi Penna threw 13 and two-thirds innings for the Colonials, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits, striking out 12 and walking four.

The Colonials next travel to Towson for a doubleheader Tuesday, March 30, with the action set to start at 3 p.m.


Men’s tennis splits weekend road matches

The men’s tennis team divided its action over the weekend, defeating Longwood 4-3 Friday, but falling 4-0 to Radford Saturday.

The Colonials started strong against Longwood, sweeping doubles matches to earn a point heading into singles play. The Lancers battled back, winning the first three singles matches, but GW regained its stride halfway through singles play. Senior Erik Hannah, sophomore Alexander van Gils and junior Richard Blumenfeld all earned singles victories, cementing the Colonials’ win.

Hannah and junior Ugur Atalay teamed up to win the first doubles match Saturday against Radford, but the Highlanders claimed the next two matches and continued their dominant play into the singles competition to earn their 4-0 victory.

The Colonials were scheduled to take on Tennessee Tech Sunday, but the match was canceled. GW next hosts St. Joseph’s Tuesday, March 29, with play scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.


Upcoming Games

Baseball
at Virginia
Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Charlottesville, Va.

Men’s Tennis
vs. Saint Joseph’s
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Campus

Softball
at Towson
Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Towson, Va.


Number Crunch: 8

The number of games the baseball team had lost in a row before beating UMass 10-5 Saturday afternoon.

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