PHILADELPHIA – Villanova scored nine runs in the first inning on Tuesday, on the way to a 10-0 triumph over the University of Pennsylvania softball team at Penn Park. The Quakers move to 13-12 on the season, while the Wildcats improve to 16-13.
Entering the day on a six-game winning streak, Villanova kept on rolling in the first inning against the Quakers. Back-to-back walks, followed by consecutive singles sparked the rally--while another three-straight hits and a hit by pitch broke the game open. Senior Lauren Li earned the loss for the Quakers, while Courtney Cuzick and Joy Lewis also saw time in the circle.
On the other side, Penn’s offense tallied just four hits on the afternoon—two of which came off the bat of freshman Sam Pederson. Lainey Dorris and Leah Allen also smacked base hits.
The Quakers will look to rebound as Ivy League play kicks back into gear this weekend. Penn makes the trip to Dartmouth on Friday for a doubleheader (2 p.m.), followed by a pair against Harvard on Saturday (12:30 p.m.).