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Softball loses second series in ACC play

<p>Senior outfielder&nbsp;Allison Davis&nbsp;went two-for-three in Virginia's lone win of the weekend.&nbsp;</p>

Senior outfielder Allison Davis went two-for-three in Virginia's lone win of the weekend. 

After dropping a game to Radford on the road, the Virginia softball team returned to Charlottesville to host its second ACC opponent of the season in a three game series. Ultimately, Boston College came out victorious, picking up the series with wins in the first and last games.

When the teams squared up for the first matchup at The Park, the Eagles (15-11, 2-1 ACC) kept a clean sheet with a 4-0 win against the Cavaliers (10-13, 2-4 ACC). Virginia struggled against a strong pitching performance from Boston College, only managing to put three hits on the scoreboard. Senior second-baseman Madison Labshere had two of those three hits — one of which was Labshere’s third double of the season.

In their second game of Friday’s doubleheader, the Cavaliers bounced back from the previous loss and edged out the Eagles in a 5-4 win. Despite an early lead for Boston College, Virginia didn’t back down. Rather, they put on a display of good hitting and tallied up five runs in a single inning. This was the third time this season that the Cavaliers have gotten five or more runs in a single inning.

Upperclassmen played a huge role in the win, with senior pitcher and outfielder Allison Davis and senior catcher Katie Park each going two-for-three, getting a double and scoring a run. Junior first baseman Danni Ingraham also came up big for Virginia, hitting two-for-four, scoring a run and getting an RBI.

In the deciding game of the series, the Eagles came out on top with a 10-3 win. In the last few innings, Boston College put up another strong pitching performance to stop the Cavaliers from keeping up with their offense. The Eagles had five different players get multiple hits, including junior outfielder Annie Murphy, who went four-for-five in the game. Davis, Ingraham and senior outfielder Iyana Hughes led the Cavaliers in hitting.

Virginia now faces NC State on the road in a three-game series beginning Friday. 

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