April 20, 2006

Softball snaps five-game skid with 5-4 win at Curry

MILTON, Mass. -- Brandeis University sophomore pitcher Natalie Volpe (Southington, Conn.) went 3-3 with two RBI and a pair of doubles to aid her own cause as the Judges defeated Curry College, 5-4, snapping a five-game losing streak in the process.

With the Judges ahead, 3-2, in the seventh inning, Volpe hit a key RBI double to add a cushion run. Rookie Victoria Roomet came home on an RBI grounder by senior Bri Smith (Tewksbury, Mass.) to put Brandeis ahead 5-2. The Judges would need the insurance runs as Curry added two in the bottom of the frame, but Volpe got of the jam to earn her sixth win of the season.

In addition to Volpe's performance, Smith went 2-3 with a double and two RBI, while senior Elissa Glucksman (Stamford, Conn.) was 2-3 with a run scored.