Softball falls to Suffolk, 7-1

BOSTON, Mass. (taken from a Suffolk Univ. press release) -- The Suffolk University softball team scored seven runs on nine hits off starter Allie Mussen (Franklin Square, N.Y.) to claim a 7-1 victory over visiting Brandeis University Monday afternoon at Puopolo Field in Boston.

Sophomore pitcher Jess Ferreira (Cambridge, MA) was impressive for the Rams, allowing no earned runs and striking out 11 in a complete game performance.

After Suffolk's Jackie Zwicker (South Easton, MA) scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1, the Rams used consecutive three-run innings to pull away from Brandeis.

An Ashley Gaboriault (Sutton, MA) inside the park homer over the outstretched glove of the center fielder broke the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning. Erin O'Donnell (Groton, MA) added a two-run single to score Rachel Misuraca (Gloucester, MA) and Kellie Hurlock (East Lyme, CT) later in the inning to give Suffolk a 4-1 lead after three frames. O'Donell was 3-4 with 3 RBI.

Rebecca Barnett's (Hull, MA) RBI single in the fifth got the scoring started for the Rams in the inning as Gaboriault scored on the hit. The Rams took a 5-1 lead after a wild pitch scored Rebecca Schalit. O'Donell capped off the inning with an RBI single to give the Rams the 7-1 advantage.

Suffolk improved to 7-14 overall. Brandeis dropped to 11-11 with the loss.