Feb. 26, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University softball (7-5) finished the NC State Wolfpack Tournament with two wins and three losses. The Hoyas fell to Toledo (2-6) on Saturday by a score of 9-8 and Kent State (4-5) 8-0. The Blue & Gray rebounded with a win against Lehigh (1-4) by a score of 4-3.The first game on Saturday against Toledo began slowly for both teams. Toledo scored five runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-1 lead going into the sixth. The Hoyas began a scoring run of their own, tallying seven runs to take the lead. Toledo pitched three walks early in the sixth, with singles from Alexandria Anttila (Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) and Samantha Findling (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) driving in runners to score. Cara Savarese (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) and Madeleine Giaquinto (Falls Church, Va./Bishop O'Connell) had a single and a double respectively to end the inning. Toledo scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim the victory. Freshman pitcher Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) took the loss for the Hoyas after pitching just over four innings. Hannah Slovacek (Austin, Texas/Westlake) relieved Hyson for the remainder of the fifth inning. Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) pitched the sixth inning for Georgetown. In the second game on Saturday night, the Hoyas managed just two hits, one apiece for Slovacek and Hyson against Kent State. The Golden Flashes scored five runs off three Georgetown errors in the fifth inning. Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) pitched just over four innings for the Hoyas with seven strikeouts. In the final game of the NC State Wolfpack Challenge on Sunday morning, the Hoyas faced the defending Patriot League Softball Champions, Lehigh University. Lehigh had a 2-0 lead after five innings until the Hoyas evened the score in the sixth. Carter hit a homerun with Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit) at first base. The score remained tied until the eighth inning when Lowe hit a homerun with Anttila at third base. The Hoyas held on to lead in the bottom of the eighth. O'Leary pitched all eight innings for the Blue & Gray, striking out three. Georgetown University softball will travel to Kissimee, Fla. next weekend to play in the Citrus Classic Tournament. The first game is slated for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 against Illinois State.