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Women’s Softball heads to Florida for Spring Break Tournament


By: Zack Bucher

STAFF WRITER

The Benedictine Softball team finished their spring break trip to Florida, with a win against Suny Geneso 5-1. The Lady Eagles were meant to finish their trip against Stevenson University, but the game was cancelled.

The Lady Eagles would open up their season with a loss to Trinity 3-2 in game one of their doubleheader. They would bounce back quickly and take game two against Wesleyan College in an offensive outburst, 11-3.

“It was a lot of fun to hang out with all the girls and become closer as a team. And it also set the building blocks for what we need to improve on this season to reach our goals and a team,” said sophomore Tori Walzak.

BenU would not be as successful in the next doubleheader. In the first game the Lady Eagles played University of Wisconsin River Falls where they would lose 8-3. They looked to bounce back again in game two but lost in extra innings to Amherst College 12-9.

The Lady Eagles would play another doubleheader where they found their stride. Game one was another offensive showing as they beat University of Scranton 11-3. Game two was a close victory against UW-Stevens Point 3-2.

“Florida went well and everything is coming together. I cant wait to see what this season holds we have a great group of talented players this year and it really showed in our Florida games,” said senior Eryn Pondo.

They would carry their winning ways into the next day where their offense proved too much again as they beat Plattsburgh State 8-2 in game one of a doubleheader. Unfortunately the Lady Eagles would fall in game two breaking their win streak. They were shutout 5-0 against McDaniel College.

“The trip was a great experience for us. We graduated a lot of seniors last year and lost a lot of talent, but we also gained a great deal of new talent. We needed this trip to get an idea of who is going to step up and fill the holes. Although we did not always have the exact outcome we wanted each game, we did play great softball and I am really excited for the rest of our season,” stated junior Melissa Stoch.

 

The Lady Eagles will travel Saturday to Edgewood College to play softball at 12 p.m.