May 16, 2003
TUCSON - Michelle Daly scattered six hits to lead Boston College to a 6-0 shutout over Princeton Friday morning, and stay alive in NCAA Region 1 softball action. The Tigers' season ended at 24-21-1 overall and 0-2 in NCAA play.
Boston College took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Erin Mackey, then added two more in the top of the second on an RBI double by Elena Ferraro and a run-scoring single by Jennifer Asbury.
In the third, a walk and two singles loaded the bases, and Ferrero hit a sacrific fly to make it 4-0 for the Eagles. BC scored another unearned run in the fourth then picked up its last run on a pin-hit RBI double by Amy Swiderski in the seventh.
Boston College (34-21) will play the 7 p.m. game Friday against the loser of the Texas A&M-South Carolina in the 2 p.m. matchup.
Boston College Coach Jennifer Finley:
"I thought our kids came out and played hard, and on fire. We had great pitching today, it set the tone and we played well."
BC's Michelle Daly:
"It was a total team effort. Number 2 (Kimmy Hopkins) made some great plays and had some big at bats. The effort fired me up."
Princeton Coach Maureen Davis Baron:
"What I said to the team was that I just didn't think it was our day. We had a tough loss last night, but we played better defense today. We just couldn't get our bats going."
Princeton's Kristin Lueke:
"It's a promising look toward next year. It shows that we can play with teams. We're a young team and the future looks promising."