WEST HAVEN, Conn. (4/17/14) - The Albertus Magnus softball team cruised to two victories over Lasell College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Thursday night in West Haven. The Falcons won game one 6-3 before cruising to an 11-3 win over the Lasers in game two. Albertus improved to 17-12 on the year and 10-8 in GNAC play, while Lasell fell to 13-21 overall and 6-14 in league action.
Courtney had a single and a double with three runs driven in for Lasell, Eileen Bergin added a double, and Emily DeAngelis and Michaelea Grady each singled and scored a run. Bergin went all six innings, allowing nine hits and six runs, four earned, while taking the loss.
Veronica Hribko (East Haven, Conn.) led the Falcons in game one with a 3-for-4 performance, while Carli Matrisian (Milford, Conn.) tallied one hit and three RBI.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning, the Falcons fell behind 3-2 on a Courtney Moen bases clearing double. The Falcons took back the lead in the fifth inning with four runs led by a two-RBI double from Alyssa Puccilli (Milford, Conn.)
Brianna Longley (Milford, Conn.) earned the victory from the hill as she allowed three runs on six hits in six innings. She also struck out four batters in her eighth win of the season.
Nicole LeBlanc doubled and scored a run and Denise Archetto singled and drove in a run for Lasell. Bergin took the loss, going two and two third innings, allowing eight runs on five hits, only one earned run before giving way to Krystal Enko who allowed three runs on six hits in relief.
Matrisian went 3-for-4 with three runs, while senior Jamie Vesciglio (Stratford, Conn.) added a hit and three RBI.
Albertus scored three runs in the second inning and five in the third en route to an early 8-1 lead. Vesciglio singled in the second inning to plate two of the Falcons' three runs in the inning. She added another RBI in the third inning after a leadoff home run by freshman Amanda Jessey (East Haven, Conn.).
After Lasell scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, Albertus finished the game with three runs in the bottom of the frame. Puccilli doubled in two more runs before scoring the eventual game-winning run on an Elaina Maio (West Haven, Conn.) walk-off sacrifice fly to left field.
Shyleen Ortiz (New Britain, Conn.) allowed just two earned runs on three hits in six innings of work. She struck out one batter as she improved to 8-3 on the year.
Lasell's Eileen Bergin took the loss to fall to 7-15 on the year. She allowed eight runs on five hits in 2.2 innings of work.
Lasell will close out their regular season schedule with a doubleheader at Mount Ida on Saturday April 19th.