Sunday, May 4, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL SWEEPS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT IN SEASON FINALE
HANOVER, N.H. -- Adrienne Draper hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Dartmouth softball team a 6-5 victory against Central Conn. State University and a sweep in the season finale. The Big Green took the first game, 6-4.
With two outs and runners on first and second, Draper knocked a 2-2 picth into left field and scored Jessica Reiten for the win. Reiten reached base on an error that scored Carly Haggard to tie the game at 5-5.
Dartmouth (13-21) built a 3-0 lead in the first three innings on RBI's from Jodee Thompson, Christine Quattrocchi and Haggard.
The Blue Devils (11-35) came back with four runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Debra Munson keyed the attack with a RBI single and then advanced to third on a Big Green error.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Draper tied the game at 4-4 when her RBI single plated Kisa Brannen, who walked.
Draper was 3-for-6 in the game with two RBI while Haggard and Alicia Petryk each had two hits.
Danica Giugliano tossed an 11 inning complete game for the win and finished the year with a team-best 1.24 earned run average and 100 strikeouts.
In Game One, the Big Green was powered by a four-run fourth inning. Kerry Conway, Haggard and Reiten each picked up an RBI.
Haggard finished the game 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI while Reiten had two hits. Quattrocchi won her fourth game of the year tossing a six-hitter and fanning six Blue Devils.
Quattrocchi closes her career as the Big Green's all-time leader in career wins, strikeouts, complete games and earned run average. She also holds the single season marks for wins, strikeouts, earned run average and games started.
Softball Splits Doubleheader at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Dartmouth softball team split its doubleheader with Harvard (11-21, 6-10 Ivy), dropping the first game 1-0, in 12 innings, and winning the second contest, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field.
It took 12 innings before a winner would be decided in game one. Harvard's Pilar Adams reached first on a fielder's choice and then advanced to third on a Dartmouth throwing error. Cara Woodard also reached on a fielder's choice, but Adams was able to beat the play at the plate, to lift Harvard to a 1-0 victory.
Danica Guigliano went the distance for the Big Green, giving up eight hits, and striking out nine Crimson hitters in 11.1 innings of work.
Dartmouth struck first in game two, putting a run up in the first inning. Carly Haggard singled and then scored on an RBI single by Kisa Brannen. The Big Green then added a run in the fifth when Jodee Thompson singled to send Jessica Reiten home.
Dartmouth's Christine Quattrocchi got the win after allowing only four hits through seven innings.
The Big Green, now 11-21, 6-10 Ivy, will close its regular season on Sunday with a 1:00 doubleheader against Central Connecticut.
Giugliano and Quattrocchi Lead Softball To Sweep of UMass-Lowell
HANOVER, N.H. Junior Danica Guigliano and senior Christine Quattrocchi pitched complete games as the Dartmouth softball team swept a doubleheader from Massachusetts-Lowell, 1-0, and 3-2, Wednesday at Sachem Field.
Giugliano raised her record to 8-7 with one of her best performances of the season in the first game. The right-hander allowed four hits and struck out two hitters in notching her third shutout on the year.
The Big Green scored the winning run in the third. With two outs, freshmen Jessica Reiten and Alicia Petryk started the rally with walks. Senior Kisa Brannen then drove in the game's only run with a sharp single to center.
The Riverhawks had a chance to tie the game in the top of the seventh, but Giugliano got Sarah Hallahan to groundout to short with a runner on third to end the game.
In the nightcap, Quattrocchi won her second game of the season, limiting the Riverhawks to two unearned runs on just five hits.
The Big Green broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run fifth inning on a run-scoring triple by Reiten, and an RBI single by Petryk.
The Riverhawks took an early 1-0 advantage, scoring an unearned run in the top of the first.
Dartmouth rallied to tie the game in the fourth when Petryk singled to open the inning. Brannen then sacrificed her to second, and junior Adrienne Draper promptly doubled to right to knot the game at 1-1.
The Big Green, now 10-2o, will close its Ivy League season with a doubleheader at Harvard on Sunday at 2 p.m
Softball Splits Doubleheader at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Dartmouth softball team split a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday at Post Field in Burlington, Vt. The Big Green won the opener, 8-7, while the Catamounts took the nightcap, 3-1.
In game one, Vermont (7-25) took a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Big Green (8-20) batted around in the second inning to score five times.
Sophomore Jodee Thompson opened the inning with a home run to tie the contest, 1-1. Junior Adrienne Draper walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, and later came home when sophomore Kerry Conway doubled. Freshman Jessica Reiten singled home another run, and Conway later scored on an error for a 4-1 Big Green advantage. Thompson came up for the second time and walked to force in a run.
After the Catamounts tallied two runs in the bottom of the second, Dartmouth plated another tally when senior Carly Haggard doubled in a run.
The lead was built to 8-3 in the fourth when the Big Green plated a run on an error, and freshman Lacey Neahr singled in Dartmouth's final run.
However, the Catamounts made things interesting, scoring two runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Trailing, 8-5, with two out in the seveth, pinch-hitter Christine Toomey doubled home two runs to make the score, 8-7, but Draper gunned Toomey down at third base to end the game.
In the second contest, senior Christine Quattrocchi went the distance, allowing three runs and striking out 10, but Dartmouth's offense was held to six hits.
The Catamounts scored single tallies in the first and third innings before the Big Green scored its lone run in the fourth when senior Kisa Brannen scored on a two-bagger by Thompson.
The Big Green, now 8-20, will host Massachusetts-Lowell in a doubleheader Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Penn
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Dartmouth softball team broke a five-game losing streak, sweeping Penn in a doubleheader on Sunday.
The Big Green won the opener, 5-2, and then scored a season-high eight runs in an 8-1 win in the nightcap.
Junior Danica Giugliano started the Big Green off in the first game, pitching a complete game and striking out seven batters.
After Penn took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Dartmouth answered in the third with four runs as Carly Haggard and Jessica Reiten each hit RBI singles and Jodee Thompson belted an RBI double.
The Quakers scored another run in the fourth before Haggard blasted a homer in the sixth inning.
In the second game, Haggard continued her strong hitting, starting things off with a double. She scored when Alicia Petryk singled her home for a 1-0 lead in the first.
The Big Green added single tallies in the second and third when Kerry Conway hit an RBI triple and Thompson added an RBI single.
Penn's only run of the game came in the bottom of the third when Crista Farrell hit a homer.
Dartmouth got five insurance runs in the top of the seventh, when Reiten and Petryk contributed an RBI single apiece.
Senior Christine Quattrocchi went the distance, scattering six hits and striking out two. She also scored for Dartmouth in the second inning, after reaching on a single.
The Big Green improved to 7-19 overall, 4-8 in the Ivies, and travels to Vermont on Tuesday for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2003
Softball Pushes Princeton Before Falling in Doubleheader Action
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Dartmouth softball team had a pair of top pitching performances against league-leading Princeton, but suffered two hard-luck losses in Ivy action on Saturday.
The Big Green fell in the opener, 3-0, before dropping the nightcap, 2-1.
In the first game, Dartmouth junior Danica Giugliano pitched a complete game, striking out six and giving up just two earned runs.
The Tigers did most of the damage in the second inning, taking a 2-0 lead when Kristin Lueke tripled in both runs. Princeton added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
In the second game, the Big Green took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when senior Carly Haggard singled, advanced to second on Jessica Reiten's bunt and went to third on Kisa Brannen's single. Haggard then scored on a double steal play.
That gave senior pitcher Christine Quattrocchi the lead, but the Tigers tied it at 1-1 in the third when Lueke banged out a double, advanced to third and then scored on a wild pitch.
The gamewinner came in the bottom of the sixth when Ty Ries slammed a homer for Princeton.
Quattrocchi took the loss, despite scattering four hits in her complete-game effort.
Princeton stayed atop the Ivy standings with a 10-1 record and a 20-14-1 overall mark.
Dartmouth, 2-8 in the league and 5-19 overall, plays at Penn on Sunday
at 12 noon.
Saturday, April 19, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL DROPS IVY LEAGUE DOUBLEHEADER TO YALE
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth softball team dropped a pair of one run games to Yale on Saturday afternoon in Ivy League action. The Bulldogs won the first game, 2-1, and then took the nightcap, 3-2.
Yale (14-20, 4-4 Ivy League) won Game One in the top of the seventh inning when Britni Fabacher hit an infield single with two outs that scored pinch runner Libby Peters from third base.
Trailing, 1-0, the Big Green knotted the game when Kisa Brannen belted a homerun over the left field fence in the bottom of the second inning. Brannen added a single to lead Dartmouth offensively.
Danica Giugliano suffered the loss while allowing two runs on six hits. She picked up four strikeouts and walked none.
In the nightcap, the Bulldogs snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth inning as Jesseka Bartholomew and Beth Pavlicek had RBI hits.
Dartmouth (5-17, 2-6 Ivy League) scored runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Adrienne Draper had a sacrifice fly that plated Alicia Petryk and then Kerry Conway had an infield hit that scored Petryk for a second time.
Christine Quattrocchi suffered the loss despite allowing just five hits in seven innings of work. She had three strikeouts and needs just three more to reach 300 in her career. Quattrocchi also moved into a tie for the all-time lead with her 45th complete game.
Dartmouth returns to action on Tuesday, April 22 on the road at Providence College for a doubleheader against the Friars. The game will start at 3 p.m.
Friday, April 18, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL SPLITS IVY LEAGUE DOUBLEHEADER WITH BROWN
HANOVER, N.H. -- Alicia Petryk hit a one-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Dartmouth a 4-3 victory against Brown in Ivy League softball action at Sachem Field on Friday afternoon. In the nightcap, the Bears earned a split with a 6-1 victory.
Petryk sent a sharp grounder into left field that scored Carly Haggard for the winning run in the first game. Haggard had opened the inning with a double and was moved to third on Jessica Reiten's sacrifice bunt.
Dartmouth (5-15, 2-4 Ivy League) took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring three unearned runs. Kisa Brannen had an RBI in the inning and two Big Green players scored on wild pitches.
Brown (12-14, 3-2 Ivy League) tied the game with a run in each of the sixth and seventh innings. Big Green starter Danica Giugliano improved to 5-5 with the complete game victory and picked up seven strikeouts to set a new single season mark with 64.
Haggard had a double and scored two runs while Petryk was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
In the nightcap, the Bears scored four runs in the seventh inning to break open a 2-1 game.
Petryk was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored while Brannen knocked in the Big Green's only run.
Dartmouth returns to action on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. The Big Green will host a doubleheader against Yale.
Thursday, April 17, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES PAIR OF MAKE-UP DATES
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth softball team has announced a pair of make-up dates. The Big Green had two doubleheaders postponed earlier this season due to weather.
The game against Vermont that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 3 in Burlington has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at Vermont. Game time will be 3 pm.
The second make-up date will be away at Harvard. The Ivy League doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, April 6 will now be played on Saturday, May 3 at 2 pm.
Monday, April 14, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL DROPS IVY LEAGUE PAIR AGAINST CORNELL
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth softball team dropped a pair of Ivy League contests against Cornell on Monday afternoon at Sachem Field. The Big Green fell in the first game, 6-1, and then dropped the nightcap, 6-0.
In Game One, Dartmouth (4-14, 1-3 Ivy) outhit the Big Red, however, couldn't push any more than one run past picther Sarah Sterman. She scattered six Big Green hits and allowed only Kerry Conway's first inning run.
Conway opened the bottom half of the first with an infield hit and was later knocked home by Kisa Brannen's one-out single to right field. Brannen finished the game with two base hits.
Dartmouth starter Danica Giugliano suffered the loss despite allowing five hits and giving up just three earned runs. Giugliano matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts.
In the second game, Cornell (20-4, 3-1 Ivy) used four homeruns to gain the victory. Melissa Cannon and Lauren May each had one while Erin Kizer hit a pair over the fence.
The Big Green was held to three hits as Conway, Jessica Reiten and Lacey Neahr provided the offense. Christine Quattrocchi took the loss in a complete game effort. She allowed eight hits and had four strikeouts.
Dartmouth will return to action on Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. The Big Green will host Brown in an Ivy League doubleheader.
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL SPLITS IN IVY LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST COLUMBIA
HANOVER, N.H. -- Danica Giugliano tossed a two-hitter to lead the Dartmouth softball team to a 3-1 win against Columbia in Ivy League action at Sachem Field on Saturday afternoon. The Lions cameback and won the night cap, 3-1, to earn the split.
Giugliano was solid throughout the game, picking up seven strikeouts and allowing two walks and a single in each of the last two innings.
Dartmouth (4-12, 1-1 Ivy) scored its first run on Alicia Petryk's two-out RBI single that scored pinch runner Christina Ferraris from second base. The Big Green rallied with two outs in that fourth inning with three straight singles.
Kisa Brannen then knocked in two runs with a single to right field in the fifth. The base hit scored Kerry Conway and Carly Haggard to gave Dartmouth a 3-0 lead.
Columbia's (10-14, 2-2 Ivy) Steph Reeder scored on a sacrifice fly by Courtney Ryan in the sixth inning that broke up Giugliano's shutout bid.
In the nightcap, Marisa Marconi hit a third inning infield single that scored two unearned runs off Big Green starter Lisa Caruso. Columbia added a sixth inning run when Monica Thompson scored on Ryan's sacrifice fly.
Dartmouth scored a run in the fifth inning when Brannen doubled home Haggard.
Brannen was a combined 5-for-6 on the day with a double and three RBI while Haggard went 4-for-4 in the second game with a double. Conway, Jessica Reiten and Adrienne Draper all picked up two hits for the Big Green.
Dartmouth returns to action on Monday, April 13 hosting Cornell at 2 p.m. on Sachem Field.
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL HAS GAMES AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE AND VERMONT POSTPONED
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth softball team has had two of its upcoming games postponed due to weather and a scheduling conflict.
The Big Green's doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 aginst Boston College has been postponed due to the weather. It will be made up later in the season. No date has been annouced yet.
Dartmouth's game against Vermont on Tuesday, April 15 has also been postponed due to a scheduling conflict that the Catamounts had with its league. A new date and time will be determined.
Monday, April 7, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL POSTPONES GAME AT BOSTON COLLEGE DUE TO WEATHER
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth College softball team has postponed its game at Boston College that was was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday, April 8. Due to the upcoming storm the doubleheader was delayed until Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
The Big Green (3-11) has now had six of its last eight games postponed or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Dartmouth is looking to snap a three-game losing streak that streches back to March 29 at Fairfield.
Senior Kisa Brannen is leading the team with a .257 batting average, a double and five RBI. Junior Danica Giugliano has a 3-4 record and a 1.14 earned run average. She has 39 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched.
Saturday, April 5, 2003
Schedule Changes Due to Weather
HANOVER, N.H. -- Mother Nature has caused havoc with the Dartmouth College athletic schedule for this weekend.
The women's lacrosse game on Sunday slated to start at 1:00 p.m. will be pushed back to 3:00 p.m.
The women's tennis match on Sunday at the Boss Tennis Center has been postponed because of poor driving conditions, while the softball game versus Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. has also been postponed.
No make-up dates have been announced at this time. For updated information, please check out the Big Green website.
April 2, 2003
Softballs Drops Doubleheader to URI
KINGSTON, R.I. -- The Dartmouth College softball team dropped a doubleheader to Rhode Island, 5-0, and 2-1, Wednesday afternoon in Kingston, R.I.
In the first game, senior Kisa Brannen collected the two Big Green hits, while sophomore Karin Edwardson struck out four batters in two innings of relief.
In the nightcap, URI took a 1-0 lead in the first, and extended its advantage to 2-0 in the fourth, before the Big Green scored its lone run in the top of the fifth when junior Jillian Garcia scored on a throwing error.
Sophomore Kerry Conway had the lone hit for the Big Green, while senior Christine Quattrocchi spun a five hitter, striking out six.
The Big Green, now 3-11, opens its league schedule at Harvard on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL TO FACE RHODE ISLAND ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth College softball team had its game at the University of Rhode Island postponed due to poor field conditions. The doubleheader will be made up on Wednesday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Dartmouth (3-9) will next face Harvard on the road this Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Junior Danica Giugliano has been the team's leader with a 3-3 record and a 0.72 earned run average. She has 38 strikeouts in 39 innings of work this season.
The Big Green is coming off a road split at Fairfield last weekend. Dartmouth won the first game, 3-0, and then fell in the nightcap, 3-1.
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH FAIRFIELD ON THE ROAD
Fairfield, Conn. - Danica Giugliano threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Dartmouth softball team to a 3-0 victory against Fairfield on Saturday afternoon. In the nightcap, the Stags earned the split with a 3-1 win.
Giugliano fanned six batters including all three in the bottom half of the seventh inning to record her second shutout win of the season. She has a 3-3 record with 38 strikeouts and a 0.72 earned run average in six games.
Dartmouth (3-9) opened the game with a run in the first inning as Kisa Brannen plated Carly Haggard with an RBI single to left field. The Big Green added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth as Haggard scored for the second time and Brannen knocked home Jessica Reiten for the 3-0 final.
In the second game, Dartmouth took a 1-0 lead when Kerry Conway scored on a wild pitch in the third inning.
Fairfield knotted the game in the fourth and added a pair of unearned runs against Karin Edwardson for the win.
Edwardson threw 2.2 inning of relief and surrendered just two hits, but took the loss. Starter Lisa Caruso went 3.1 innings and gave up one run on two hits.
Alicia Petryk provided the Big Green with its only hit in the nightcap.
Dartmouth returns to action on Sunday, March 30 at Iona for a non-league doubleheader. The game is slated to start at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, 2003
SOFTBALL DROPS TWO AT BU
BOSTON, Mass. -- The Dartmouth College softball team dropped a doubleheader to Boston University by scores of 2-0 and 13-0 Thursday in Boston, Mass.
The Big Green falls to 2-8 overall and travels to Fairfield on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader.
The Big Green dropped the first game despite strong pitching from Danica Guigliano, who struck out eight and allowed just the two first-inning runs.
Jodee Thompson and Lisa Caruso accounted for the two Big Green hits.
In the second contest, the Terriers exploded for eight runs in the second, two in the third and three more in the fourth.
Kisa Brannen and Adrienne Draper each collected hits for Dartmouth.
Sunday, March 24, 2003
Softball Rained out at Rebel Spring Games
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dartmouth's final two games at the Rebel Spring Games on Sunday were rained out.
The Big Green was scheduled to face Jacksonville State and Towson. Dartmouth
returns north with a 2-6 record and is slated to travel to Boston University
for a doubleheader on Thursday, March 27.
Saturday, March 22, 2003
Softball Drops Pair to Florida A & M, San Jose at Rebel Spring Games
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dartmouth softball team got another strong performance from Danica Giugliano, but the Big Green dropped the afternoon game to San Jose, 2-0, in Saturday's sessions at the Rebel Spring Games.
Giugliano, the junior pitcher, scattered five hits and struck out two as she went the distance. The Spartans scored the only run they needed in the first inning when Victoria Ramos picked up an RBI with her sacrifice fly.
San Jose State picked up an insurance run in the second inning.
Dartmouth came to life in the top of the seventh, loading the bases, but the drive stalled.
In the morning session against Florida A & M, Dartmouth took a 9-1 loss in five innings with the only run coming on a Kerry Conway homer in the top of the third.
The Rattlers took a 1-0 lead in the second, and then scored all the runs they needed with three in the third.
Senior Christine Quattrocchi started for the Big Green before Brittany Copenhaver came on in relief.
On Friday, Dartmouth's games against Army and Lafayette were both rained out.
Now 2-6 on the season, Dartmouth takes on Jacksonville State and Towson on Sunday.
Friday, March 21, 2003
Softball Rained Out Against Army on Florida Trip
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dartmouth and Army got to the fourth inning on Friday before rain forced cancellation of their softball game at the Rebel Spring Games.
Weather permitting, the Big Green's next game is scheduled against Lafayette
at 6 o'clock on Friday, March 21.
Softball Takes 7-0 Game from Wisconsin-Green Bay Before Dropping Nightcap to St. Peters
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Junior Danica Giugliano scattered four hits, leading the Big Green to a 7-0 shutout of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Dartmouth's first game Thursday at the Rebel Spring Games.
In the nightcap, Dartmouth was a hard-luck loser, falling to St. Peters, 1-0.
Against the Phoenix, Giugliano went the distance and struck out 10 batters.
The Big Green got the only run it needed in the first inning when senior Kisa Brannen doubled home Adrienne Draper for a 1-0 lead.
Dartmouth picked up some insurance in the second when sophomore Kerry Conway belted a grand-slam homer over the left field fence to make it 5-0.
In the fourth inning, sophomore Jodee Thompson made it 7-0 when her double cleared freshman Jessica Reiten and Draper.
In the second game, sophomore Karin Edwardson took the loss, despite giving up only one hit and one unearned run. Edwardson came on in relief of senior starter Christine Quattrocchi who gave up one hit in four innings.
St. Peters took advantage of two Dartmouth errors in the fifth inning to score the only run of the game.
For the Peacocks, pitcher Katherine Bucco held the Big Green to just two hits.
Now 2-4 on the season, Dartmouth faces Army and Lafayette on Friday, March 21.
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Softball Splits in Opening Tilts of Rebel Spring Games
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dartmouth softball team split a pair of contests in the first day of action at the Rebel Spring Games on Tuesday. In the opener, the Big Green defeated Dayton, 5-1, before falling to Rider, 4-1.
Junior Danica Giugliano pitched a complete game against the Flyers, scattering three hits. She also had five strikeouts and Dayton's lone run was unearned.
The Big Green set the tone early, exploding for four runs in the top of the first. Freshman Alicia Petryk had two RBI while Adrienne Draper and Jillian Garcia both contributed one.
Dartmouth picked up an insurance run in the third when Draper doubled and then scored on a double steal for a 5-0 lead.
Dayton spoiled Giugliano's shutout bid in the bottom of the fourth.
In the nightcap, Rider scored a run in the first inning off starter Christine Quattrocchi, who ended up taking the loss. The Broncs earned three more runs off reliever Lisa Caruso who came on in the third inning.
Junior Brittany Copenhaver took over the mound in the sixth and pitched a strong inning and one-third to clean up.
Dartmouth scored the lone run in the third inning when Jessica Reiten's RBI single plated Petryk.
The Big Green puts a 1-3 record on the line Thursday, taking on Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Peters.
Sunday, March 16, 2003
Softball Drops Season-Opening Twinbill at Delaware, 5-2 and 5-4
NEWARK, Del. -- The Dartmouth softball team dropped a doubleheader at Delaware, 5-2 and 5-4, on Sunday.
The Big Green originally was scheduled to open the season at the University of Maryland tournament, but poor field conditions forced cancellation of the event.
In the first game, the Blue Hens took a 3-0 lead in the third inning before Dartmouth came back with a pair in the top of the fourth. With a two RBI single, Jillian Garcia plated Lisa Caruso and Kisa Brannen to get within one, 3-2.
Delaware came back with two runs on two hits in the bottom of the fifth inning.
In the nightcap, the Big Green forced extra innings in the top of the seventh when Brannen's sacrifice fly scored Kerry Conway, making it 4-4.
The Blue Hens completed the sweep in the bottom of the ninth on Lauren Gardner's RBI single.
In Game 1 for the Big Green, Danica Guigliano was saddled with the loss, giving up five hits, two unearned runs and striking out five. In the nightcap, Lisa Caruso picked up the loss after relieving starter Brittany Copenhaver in the first inning.
Freshman Jessica Reiten had three hits in the second game.
Dartmouth now heads to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the Rebel Spring Games, beginning Tuesday, March 18.
DARTMOUTH SOFTBALL ENDS SEASON WITH POSTSEASON AWARDS
HANOVER, N.H. The Dartmouth softball team announced its 2002 team awards at the annual banquet held recently at Pierce's Inn.
Head coach Steffany Bender presented seniors Kristin King and Carla Giugliano as co-most valuable players while junior Carly Haggard received the most improved award. The coaches award was given to junior Christine Quattrocchi.
King has been a four-year starter for the Big Green and closed out her senior year with a .292 batting average as the team's starting second baseman. In 34 games, King had four doubles, two homeruns and 11 RBI. She is second all-time in school history with a .328 career batting average.
Giugliano, meanwhile, has been a role player for the Big Green and appeared in 17 games this season. She returned for her senior season after spending all but two games last year on the injured list. Giugliano had a career .152 batting average in 50 games.
Haggard emerged as a starter this year at third base after spending her first two seasons as a role player. She appeared in 35 games and batted .333, which placed her second on the team. She added nine doubles and two homeruns.
Quattrocchi was 5-4 with a 2.11 earned run average in 76.1 innings of work. She holds a number of single season and career pitching records at Dartmouth, including most wins, strikeouts, earned run average and complete games.
Also announced was the Northeast All-Region team. Senior Sarah Damon
was named to the second team after a standout season with the Big Green.
She batted a team-best .348 with 13 doubles, two triples, 19 RBI and 23
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