The College of Staten Island softball program had their two-game win streak snapped this afternoon after falling to the University of Rochester, 10-4. The women rebounded nicely to take down the Lions of Emerson College, 6-3, immediately after during the 3:35 game. After the day was done, the Dolphins emerged 4-2 on the year.
Game 1: University of Rochester 10, Staten Island 4
Alison Meagher started in the circle for the Dolphins and was able to shutdown the Yellowjackets early on. However, the same was happening on the other side as the Dolphins were unable to find runs to take advantage of Meagher’s pitching. The Yellowjackets were able to break the deadlock in the fourth inning.
Once the Yellowjackets got going, the Dolphins had trouble stopping the scoring spree. The Yellowjackets scored in three consecutive innings before the Dolphins got on the board in the final inning of play. With the bases loaded Kristy Colangelo stepping up to the plate and ripped a screamer down the middle of the field which was misplayed by the center fielder. The bases would clear as Colangelo would continue sprinting around the bases until she was making her final gallop home. The throw came in and was thrown wide of the mark, allowing Colangelo to cross home plate preventing the shutout.
The Dolphins would fall to 3-2 on the year after the loss while giving Alison Meagher her first loss of the year.
Game 2: Staten Island 6, Emerson 3
The Dolphins rebounded nicely against the Lions in a repeat battle. The Dolphins beat the Lions 7-1 in their last meeting on Thursday and would up having the same end result here this afternoon.
Nicolette Trapani got the nod in the circle for game two and picked up her first win of the year (1-1) with a solid performance.
The Dolphins were held scoreless for the first two innings while also blanking the Lions. The Dolphins hit pay dirt in the third inning when they tallied three runs to take a 3-0 lead over Emerson. Julianna Cretella got the Dolphins going with a single followed by a single down the left side by Jacqueline Cautela. Galbo would follow suit but reached via an error by the shortstop, loading the bases.
Patricia Riches drove home Cretella for the first run of the game when she continued to exploit the hole in the left side. Power hitter, Vanessa Jioia was able to bring home two more runs to give the Dolphins a 3-0 lead. The Dolphins’ scoring would end there for the inning, however, they would rifle off a few more hits, before the inning came to a close.
The Lions found their way on the board via a two out double to left center which brought home a runner that was on the bases via an error. The Lions’ inning would end there but would score again when they got an opportunity to make it a one run game.
Up 3-2 the Dolphins needed someone to break their scoring drought and it was Jioia once again. With Galbo ripping one through the left side, Jioia seized the opportunity to bring her home. CSI took a 4-2 but that two-run lead quickly disappeared as the Lions once again made it a one-run game. That run would be the final run that the Dolphins would allow, as they would go on to score three more of their own to pick up their fourth win of the season.
The Dolphins will return to action tomorrow morning at 8:00 against Franklin College followed by a rematch against the University of Rochester at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL.