April 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team was defeated by Villanova on Saturday by a score of 8-0. The Hoyas fell to 11-26 overall and 4-8 in BIG EAST Conference play while Villanova improved to 24-13 overall and 7-5 in league play.
Anna Brooks Pacha (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) started in the circle for GU. She went four innings and gave up seven runs on five hits while striking out four. Katie Vannicola (Vienna, Va./James Madison) came on in relief to pitch the final inning and allowed one run on two hits.
The Wildcats took an early lead after plating a run in the second inning and used a big seven-run fifth inning to take the victory.
The Hoyas best scoring opportunity came in the fourth inning. Noelle Holiday (Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) singled through the right side with one out and advanced to second on a two-out walk by Hannah Ramsey (Buda, Texas/Jack C. Hays). However, the inning ended with a fly-out.
Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) led off the fifth inning with a single, but the rally was ended with a double play.
Mallory Belknap (Scottsdale, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) and Ramsey also picked up hits in the effort.
The Hoyas return to action on Tuesday, April 18 for midweek matchup against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. For live stats, visit www.GUHoyas.com.