Lehigh senior catcher Carolyn Wright reaches for a ground ball during the team's game against Lafayette College at Leadership Park on March 31. Lehigh only won one game in its three-game series at Boston University this weekend. (Adele Hancock/B&W Staff)

Lehigh softball gives up weekend series to PL foe Boston U


Despite an 8-5 win to open its three-game series, Lehigh softball lost its momentum and gave up two games to Patriot League rival Boston University on Sunday on the road.

The Mountain Hawks (11-19, 6-3 PL) were able to hold off the Terriers (20-17, 4-2 PL) in last year’s Patriot League Championship game and were looking to repeat their performance in the weekend series.

However, they had no such luck.

While Lehigh scored eight runs against Boston in Saturday’s game, the team was only able to score a combined one run in both of its Sunday games because of mistakes and Boston’s overall domination. Sophomore pitcher Parker Boyd, however, improved her Patriot League record to 5-1.

Lehigh started the series by holding off Boston from scoring until the fourth inning of the first game. While the Mountain Hawks went scoreless in three innings, they were able to maintain their lead and claim an 8-5 victory over their league foe.

Sophomore infielder Mary-Hannah Smith continued her standout performance, putting together a 3-for-4 day with a home run tacked on.

Junior outfielder Ashley Rabago led the team in runs with two. Senior outfielder Nicole Yozzo, freshman catcher Allyson Dibsie, senior outfielder Katie Schultz, junior catcher Brie Gerhardt and sophomore catcher Emily Preble each contributed one run of their own.

The team had 10 hits in the game opener but wasn’t able to carry over its success into the remainder of the series. The Mountain Hawks only tacked up three hits in the second game and eight in the third.

Boston shut out Lehigh 5-0 in the second game of the series.

The only Mountain Hawk to score in the Terriers’ 3-1 win over Lehigh in the final game was Preble with her first career home run in the third inning.

The team will hit the road again Wednesday to play a two-game series against St. Joseph’s University.

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