Softball Drops Two to Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn softball team traveled to Princeton on Saturday for the first of two weekend doubleheaders against their Ivy League rivals, but the Quakers could not come away with a victory as the Tigers remained undefeated, defeating Penn 4-2 and 6-4.

Freshman Jessie Lupardus took the loss in the first game, while junior tri-captain Emily Denstedt fell in Game Two.

The Quakers got off to a quick start in the first game, scoring twice in the opening frame. Sophomore Keiko Uraguchi lined a one-out single to left-center, and freshman Alisha Prystowsky followed by reaching on an error by the Princeton second baseman. After freshmanKelsey Wolfe flew out, freshman Taylor Tieman continued her hot hitting with a double roped to right-center field which plated both Uraguchi and Prystowsky.

Both runs were unearned.

The Quakers managed only four hits the rest of the way, though, as Princeton tied the game with a two-run homer in the second and went ahead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

In the second game, the Tigers scored first, driving in a run thanks to two walks in the third inning.

Penn responded in the fifth. Junior Anna Puglisi drew a one-out walk and took second on a wild pitch. Freshman Bridget McDugall brought her home with an RBI single to right-center.

The floodgates opened in the Princeton fifth, though, as the Tigers scored five times to extend their lead to 6-1.

A Kelsey Wolfe single scored Prystowsky in the top of the sixth and the Quakers added two more in the top of the seventh when Prystowsky doubled to deep center field, but that was all they could muster as the Tigers came away with the sweep.

The two teams are back in action on Sunday, as they will get underway for another doubleheader at 12:30 p.m.