March 10, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite a homerun by Julianne Towers (Goodlettsville, Tenn.), the University of Connecticut softball team dropped their midweek game to Central Florida, Wednesday. Towers got the Huskies on the board first, but UConn allowed five-unanswered runs en route to their 5-1 loss.
With the loss, the Huskies record drops to 2-9 on the year while the Knights improve to 13-9 on the season.
Kiki Saveriano (Lexington, Mass.) got the nod for the Huskies, pitching six innings, allowing just one earned run. Her record drops to 2-3 on the season.
Towers started things off for the Huskies with a homerun in the top of the third inning to give UConn a 1-0 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, however, UCF put three on the board via the longball after Hillary Barrow launched a three run shot to deep centerfield to take the 3-1 lead.
UCF added to their lead in the fourth and again in the fifth innings. Until the fifth inning, none of the Knights' runs were earned. In the fifth, Barrow doubled to centerfield and came home just one batter later as Tiffany Lane added to her career triples total which now stands at 21, it was her sixth this season.
UConn is back in action this upcoming weekend at the Stetson University Tournament where they will take on Yale, Bethune-Cookman and the host team, Stetson on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Their first game of the weekend will come against Yale on Friday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m.