Softball falls in final series outing against Boston College

Cavalier offense falters against pitching of Jessica Deswick for for second time this weekend


Junior catcher Olivia Gott had two of Virginia's three hits in the final game against Boston College. 

Courtesy Virginia Athletics

Boston College ace pitcher Jessica Deswick built off her 8-0 perfect win in the opening game by striking out a game-high three Virginia batters Saturday — leading her team to a 3-0 victory. Junior pitcher Lacy Smith started for the Cavaliers, taking the loss to move to 5-6 for her season.

After finding themselves in a hole losing the first of two games, the Virginia softball team (9-22, 1-8 ACC) failed to get any sort of offensive mojo and fell to 1-8 in conference play. Junior catcher Olivia Gott connected on two of the three Virginia base hits as the Cavalier offense was held to a second shutout in three games by the 12-15 Eagles (12-15, 3-3 ACC). 

Aside from Gott, freshman utility player Molly Keshin was the only Cavalier to reach base safely. The positive play of junior pitcher Erika Osherow tossing three and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief of Smith surely brought Coach Joanna Hardin some added encouragement.

Virginia looks to rebound after bumpy stretch falling to bottom of the Coastal Division with a 9-22 overall record. Next up on the conference slate is a doubleheader visit from the North Carolina from March 30-31. Before that the Cavaliers look to return to their winning ways against George Mason Wednesday. 

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