Penn Falls to Cornell in League Doubleheader

Penn 1, Cornell (Game 1)
Penn 4, Cornell 13 (Game 2)

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team was unable to silenceCornell on Sunday as it lost both games of theIvy South Division doubleheader at Niemand-Robison field. The first game Penn was edged 4-1 and in game two, the Cornell bats provided the 11-4 win. Meg Krasne recorded in first collegiate home run. The Quakers are now 9-24-1 and 4-8 in the Ivy League, while the Big Red improve to 31-7 and 10-2 in the league.

Game One
The two teams were scoreless in game one until the bottom of the third inning. With two outs, the Big Red but runners in scoring position and drove one in on a single. The Big Red extended to the lead to three with two additional runs in fifth inning.

In the top of the sixth AlishaPrystowsky singled to centerfield and advanced to second when Jamie Boccanfuso grounded out to second. Kelsey Wolfe singled up the middle to drive in Penn’s lone run.

Cornell added its own run in the sixth for the 4-1 lead that became the official score an inning later. The Quakers accumulated seven hits from seven different players with the Big Red holding just a single hit advantage with eight hits. Jessie Lupardus stuck out three from the the mound.

Game Two
In game two, the Big Red bats came alive to give them an early lead that they never relinquished. Cornell added four runs in the first inning and five in the second for the 9-0 advantage just two innings into the contest.

The Quakers lit up their side of the scoreboard in the top of the fourth with a pair of runs. Prystowsky singled and with two outs, Krasne hit a ball to right fieldthat carriedover the right field fence for a home run.

Sarah Patrick opened the top of the fifth with a single, and she advanced with a single by Keiko Uraguchi. Bridget McDugall grounded out to drive in a run, and Uraguchi scored on a passed ball.

Krasne paced the Red and Blue with two hits and two RBI, while three other Quakers notched a hit.

The Quakers are back on the diamond on Wednesday when they host Villanova for the non-conference matchup. The doubleheader is set for 2:30 p.m. at Warren Field.