Softball Defeats Boston University, 4-1
May 1, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts softball team defeated Boston University, 4-1, this afternoon at the UMass Softball Complex, improving to 44-10 overall. The Minutewomen continue to boast the longest winning streak in the nation with 29 consecutive victories, tying Massachusetts for the 15th longest win streak all-time on the NCAA charts with Arizona (1998).
Massachusetts put three runs on the board in the first inning on two hits and a Terrier error. A two-out error by BU's third baseman scored senior Teri Rooney (Visalia, Calif.) from second base. Sophomore Jamie Cahalan (Mesa, Ariz.) then hit a shot through the right side, scoring senior Scooter Wheeler (Kingsburg, Calif.). UMass followed with a perfectly executed double steal, scoring junior Kaila Holtz (North Vancouver, British Columbia) from third.
The Terrier's scored a run of their own in the third when Julie Henneke singled home Jamie Haas.
UMass responded in the fourth with one run on two hits and a BU error. With the bases loaded, junior Emily Robustelli (Stamford, Conn.) drew a walk, scoring junior Anna Perey (Chino Valley, Ariz.). The Terriers got out of the inning as Rooney lined out to the short stop and doubled a UMass runner off of third. Junior Brandi Cross (Diamond Bar, Calif.) then flew out the right field ending the threat.
Holtz didn't allow another Terrier runner to pass second base, improving her record to 20-5, this season. Henneke earned the loss, dropping to 8-4.
The Minutewomen return to action Friday, May 3, with a non-conference game against Connecticut. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m.