The Women's Softball team finished with another sweep yesterday against the University of Southern Maine Huskies. This came as no surprise as the Huskies entered the day with a 1-13 record, but the Nor'easters still played some great ball to ensure the wins. UNE is now 12-3-1 on the season, after tying one and losing one to Salve Regina on Wednesday.
In the first game yesterday, seven Nor'easters got hits including two each from first year Liz Kelly and junior Caroline Engwer. The Nor'easters were up 6-4 heading into the seventh and then added three more to put the nail in the coffin, for a final score of 9-4. First year Katie Knowlen and senior Jess Silvio paired up for the pitching duties, with Silvio getting credit for the winning, hurling four strong innings of relief work.
Once again, UNE did not let up in the second game getting the win by way of the mercy rule for the third time this week. Sophomore Amber Zablowsky started on the hill for the Ladies, allowing just two hits in three innings before being relieved by first year Julie Bigelow for the final two innings. The Nor'easters had their hitting shoes on as they racked up 12 hits in just a five-inning game. First year Marie Mantelli went deep for UNE in the first and junior Jenn Waldecker connected for a grand slam in the third. The Huskies managed to get a run in the fourth and the fifth, but it was nowhere near enough as UNE cruised to an 11-2 victory.
The Nor'easters will have a busy weekend, traveling to Nichols (5-11, 3-3) on Saturday, and Endicott (4-0, 11-3) on Sunday.