The College of Staten Island women’s softball squad fell in a non-conference doubleheader today on the road, falling to Moravian College, 5-0, and 7-4, in Bethlehem, PA. CSI fell to 21-10 overall, while Moravian lifted to 26-4. MC head coach John Byrne hit a milestone with the winning pair, notching his 700th career win after the opener.
Two homeruns by Lizzie Mack and Jenn Dalickas powered Moravian over CSI in the opener, as freshman Josie Novak kept CSI batters at bay, holding the Dolphins to just two hits in the opener, striking out eight batters.
In game two CSI showed more offensive life. After falling behind, 3-0, he Dolphins rallied for three runs in the third inning. Kristy Colangelo would score on a throwing error, before Christina Tufano powered a two-RBI double that would score Brittany Smith and Nicolette Trapani.
Momentum continued in the Dolphins’ favor, as CSI then took a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning thanks to a Brittany Smith double. The Greyhounds, however, had an answer. With the bases-loaded in the fifth inning, Julie Siragusa muscled a bases-clearing triple to give MC back the lead, 6-4. Siragusa would later be plated herself, leading to the eventual, 7-4, win.
With little rest for the weary, CSI will get right back to action on Sunday, travelling for a road doubleheader at FDU-Florham, at 1pm.