Softball Shut Out by Villanova

Villanova 8, Penn 0 (Game 1)

Villanova 1, Penn 0 (Game 2)

VILLANOVA, Pa. - In Sunday's doubleheader, Penn managed just four hits against the Wildcats, falling 8-0 in a six inning game one, and 1-0 in game two. Junior pitcher Taylor Tieman had a strong performance in her first outing of the season, but with zero run support, she took the second game's loss.

With runners on first and third and one out in the top of the seventh, the Quakers had a good chance to tie the game after freshman Stephanie Caso's lead off double and Brooke Coloma's one out single to centerfield. However, Villanova's Molly Manning struck out Kelsey Wolfe and popped Jessica Melendez up to centerfield to close out the game.

Making her 2010 debut in the circle, Tieman yielded a leadoff home run to Danielle Maricle in the first inning, which unfortunately became the only run the Wildcat's would need. Tieman settled down from there to pitch a gem, scattering just five hits and one walk over the rest of the game.

Senior Keiko Uraguchi's bunt single in the first inning was all Manning allowed until the Quakers' seventh inning rally.

In game one, Uraguchi had Penn's lone hit in the game, playing spoiler for Caitlin Delahaba's no-hitter.

Villanova (10-13) took a 1-0 lead in the first, playing small-ball, then tacked on four in the third, off three hits and three Quaker errors. The Wildcats added two more in the fifth on four hits and Penn's fourth error of the game, then walked off with the win in the sixth with a singlerun on three consecutive hits, ending the game on account of the eight-run rule.

Sophomore Chelsea Ott took the loss, allowing six hits, five runs, three earned in three innings. Out of the bullpen, freshman Lindsay Mann gave up eight hits, three runs, two earned in two innings of work.

The Quakers (3-12) are back in action Wednesday on Warren Field, when they host La Salle for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.