ALISON MEAGHER THROWS NO-HITTER AS DOLPHINS SWEEP BULLDOGS, 9-0, 10-0

The College of Staten Island softball team kept their win streak alive this afternoon with a pair of victories over CUNYAC opponents, Brooklyn College. The Dolphins improved to 11-3 and 4-0 in the CUNYAC this afternoon with a 9-0 and 10-0 performance. 
 
Game 1: Staten Island 9, Brooklyn 0 (5 inn.)
 
In their first inning at the plate the Dolphins were able to fill the bases with a pair of hits and a walk. The Dolphins would score their first run as Xharo would walk Vanessa Jioia and score Jacqueline Cautela. With the bases still loaded, Kristy Colangelo stepped to the dish and ripped a three RBI single to center field to put the Dolphins up 4-0 over CUNYAC opponents Brooklyn College. The Dolphins would go on to score four more runs in the first to cap off an 8-run inning.
 
Staten Island would be held scoreless in the second while Alison Meagher shut down the Bulldogs for the second straight inning.  The Dolphins would go on to score an insurance run in the third inning to take a 9-0 lead over their CUNYAC opponents.
 
The Dolphins’ defensive prowess was on display one again this afternoon as they picked up another shutout and their first no-hitter of the season.  Alison Meagher picked up her first no-hitter in a Dolphins uniform with a five-inning 12 strikeout performance to improve her record to 2-1 on the year. Colangelo’s hot streak continues as she finished game one, 2-for-3 with a game-high four RBIs and a run. Jacqueline Cautela came in right behind Colangelo, also going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored.
 
Game 2: Staten Island 10, Brooklyn 0 (5 inn.)
 
Game two of this afternoon’s contest started with the Dolphins jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Cautela led the team off with a shot to right field.  Cornier would drop the fly ball allowed Cautela to reach first.  Galbo would come up and send a ball to left center for an RBI triple to give the Dolphins their first run of the game.  CSI would record an out but an infield hit allowed Galbo to come cross home plate for the games second run. 
 
The women exploded for five runs in the second inning on the back of a two RBI home run by Jamie Holmes over the left field wall.  With the lead the Dolphins would continue to pile on runs.  Julianna Cretella was able to add another run with an inside the park home run when she hit the ball hard to the right field fence that rolled quickly into foul territory allowing her to collect all four bases. Following Cretella, Cautela would single to left field and steal a base.  Galbo would come to the dish with a man on second and drill a double to left field which brought home Cautela.  The Dolphins would finish the second inning with five runs on five hits with the Bulldogs committing one error.
 
CSI was not done scoring as the Dolphins picked up three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Alexis Kateridge replaced Cretella in right field then picked up her second hit of the season when she hit a hard grounder up the middle for a base hit. Patricia Riches had bases loaded and would line one down the left field line for a two RBI single. With that, the Dolphins initiated the mercy rule as they Bulldogs were unable to close the gap on the Dolphins.
 
Nicolette Trapani picked up her fourth win of the season this afternoon with a dominating three-inning performance in which she collected seven strikeouts and didn’t allow a single hit.  Alexandra Conanan came in for relief and kept the bar high as she tallied three strikeouts in two innings of work.
 
Cautela finished the second game 2-for-3 with three runs while Galbo finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a pair of runs.
 
The Dolphins return to action tomorrow, Sunday, April 2 when they travel to take on York College in another CUNYAC match up starting at 12pm.
 
 
 

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